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... unfortunately, I can't think of any right now.
Two in a row? Sure, why not.
Now it's time to get back to work.
I hope everyone had a safe and pleasant Holiday Season.
Mike Babcock stated a few games ago the Wings had a goal to win three in a row and that goal can be achieved tonight.
It sure would be nice to start the Christmas break with with another two in the points column and would probably be appreciated by Wings fans far and wide.
Tonight is the night to bring some Christmas cheer to the fanbase, then we can start with some holiday cheer although I am sure some of the '19' have started by now.
Wings win 5-2, Nyquist with one, Bert gets one too.
No one outside the Greater Toronto Area was under any illusion as to the quality of the Leafs, but this is really pulling back the curtain on how good Detroit isn't.
They're just not built for success in this league any more.
_Ryan Lambert of PuckDaddy where you can read the rest of this on Festivus Day.
DETROIT VS NEW YORK
- Tonight is the 100th all-time meeting between DET and NYI
- Tonight marks the 3rd of 3 meetings this season between DET and NYI, only meeting in DET
- DET’s all-time record vs. NYI: 47-44-6-2
- DET’s all-time road record at NYI: 26-19-2-1
- DET is 1-0-1 against NYI this season
- Daniel Alfredsson has 59 points (19-40-59) in 60 games vs. NYI
- Todd Bertuzzi has 14 points (6-8-14) in 14 games vs. NYI
- Bertuzzi was originally drafted by NYI (1st round, 23rd overall, 1993) and had 80 points (35-45-80) in 192 games with the team from 1995-98
- Pavel Datsyuk has 7 points (2-5-7) in 8 games vs. NYI
- Darren Helm has 6 points (3-3-6) in 6 games vs. NYI
- Pavel Datsyuk had never scored against NYI or TOR prior to this season; after goals on 11/16 at NYI and 12/21 at TOR he has now scored against every opponent he has faced
- Jonas Gustavsson is 2-1-2 with a 2.21 GAA, .921 SV% and 1 SO in 5 games vs. NYI
But let's forget about hockey for the moment and instead go back to 1975 in merry old England.
Hopefully this brings back some memories for current Detroit area residents, those of you in the out reaching areas and those of you coming home or even thinking about the days gone by during this holiday season.
Bruce Springsteen performs a Detroit Medley...
I hate you Maple Leaf - you are the worst leaf!
via Fox Sports Detroit,
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