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It’s Never Easy

Keeping this short and to the point.

A win, and we're in. That's it, but, as we all know by now, it's never easy.

Hang in there, 19.

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Watching The Red Wings Tonight


At the time of this post, the ballgame is in the top of the 5th.

the puck drops just after 7:30pm ET.

added 6:21pm,

DETROIT – Due to the weather delay for the Detroit Tigers game this afternoon, adjustments have been made to the Red Wings broadcast schedule fortonight’s game in Montreal at 7:30 p.m. If the Tigers game, which began at 4:40 p.m., runs later than 7 p.m., a condensed version of Red Wings LIVE will air on FOX Sports Detroit. Should the Tigers game run later than 7:30 p.m., the Red Wings game will begin on FOX Sports Detroit Plus and will be simulcast on FOX Sports Detroit at the conclusion of the Tigers game.

In addition, the radio broadcast of tonight’s game will begin on 1270 AM and will be picked up in progress on 97.1 The Ticket.

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Detroit Red Wings vs. Montreal Canadiens

The puck drops just after 7:30pm ET from the Bell Centre and George has a complete preview of the game.

The following video really has nothing to do with the game tonight but does go way back and includes some great footage of some very popular names.  Heck trophies are named after a few.

via the YouTube page...

Vintage footage of the rare assembly of three iconic hockey personalities. For a lively discussion about the new (at the time) Hockey Hall Of Fame at the CNE, Toronto, here are Montreal Canadiens braintrust Frank Selke Sr., Toronto Maple Leafs regent Conn Smythe and Detroit Red Wing mogul Jack Adams. All three once had a division in the NHL named after them (longtime Chicago Blackhawk owner Jim Norris being the other once having an NHL division bearing his name). Then, Joe Bowen and Bob Nevin discuss the legendary Conn Smythe. Lastly, Hockey Night In Canada host Frank Selke Jr. chats with Montreal Canadiens great, Dickie Moore about a 1963 Toronto-Detroit playoff match.



Game notes are below...

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It’s All Been Said

At this point in the season, the only thing left to do is to wildly cheer the Wings on. Staying upbeat, keeping it positive. It sure beats the alternative.

There will be 19 Fans on the edge of our seats tonight.

It's a, fingers crossed, Live Blog. Bitches!

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Well Here We Are

We all know what tonight's game means so no reason to explain any further.

Instead, what is your gut telling you about tonight's game against the Hurricanes?

Me, I am going with the belief if the Wings cannot get two points tonight, we may all be waiting for the NHL Draft Lottery.

A must win, no doubt about it.

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Preview And Notes- Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes

via David Satriano of NHL.com,


Season series: The Detroit Red Wings and Carolina Hurricanes will play twice in the next five days. Tomas Tatar had two goals, and Pavel Dastyuk had a goal and an assist in a 3-1 Red Wings win against the Hurricanes on Dec. 7.

Hurricanes team scope: Carolina lost 4-3 to the Buffalo Sabres on Monday to fall to 13-21-5 on the road. "We have to learn from tonight," coach Bill Peters said. "Tonight wasn't a good enough effort on the road to win in the National Hockey League." Carolina has lost four straight road games. Peters didn't say whether Ward, who made 21 saves and has started three of the past four games, will start. If not, backup Anton Khudobin will be in goal. Khudobin has lost his past six starts (0-3-3), including last Thursday against the Florida Panthers when he allowed six goals on 28 shots in a 6-1 loss. Forward Eric Staal has two goals and four points in the past four games.

Red Wings team scope: Detroit could clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a win and an Ottawa Senators loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in regulation on Tuesday. The Red Wings recalled forward Landon Ferraro from Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League on Monday. Ferraro, who has 27 goals in 70 games in the AHL this season, could replace Justin Abdelkader in the lineup. Abdelkader did not play in a 2-1 loss to the Washington Capitals on Sunday after sustaining an upper-body injury blocking a shot Saturday against the Minnesota Wild. General manager Ken Holland said Abdelkader is likely out but could return before the regular season ends, according to MLive.com. Datsyuk, who played Sunday but has been dealing with a lower-body injury, will be a game-time decision.

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A Must Win Tomorrow

No doubt about it, Carolina is on my mind today.

A must win tomorrow against the Canes faces the Wings.

Bill Peters will want to beat his former team, the Wings need to be prepared from the start of the game.

The question is, will the Wings come out with desperation, play to win and help their playoff chances greatly?

Otherwise, Carolina will be In My Mind...

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Find A Way

It can never be easy with this Team, but, the Wings must find a way to stay ahead of the competition.

You can't spell Wings without Win.

Get. It. Done.

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Game Notes- Detroit Red Wings vs. Washington Capitals

The puck drops just after 5:00pm ET.


Geore Malik has your game preview and abbreviated game notes are below....

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Staying In

Last time I checked the Wings were still holding down the third spot in our division. Now, we have to keep ahold of it with a tight grip. Winning does just that.

It's times like these that we could use some uplifting words from our Chief. Here's hoping.

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