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Abel to Yzerman

16 Years Later

The rivalry ended in 2002, when the Wings were scoring at will in Game 7 against Patrick Roy. They blistered him that afternoon, reduced him to a sputtering, babbling, twitching idiot. 

It, naturally, had begun five years earier.  Actually, make that six because it was '96 when Claude Lemieux wrecked Kris Draper's face from behind.

The two teams played twice in the 1996-97 regular season and nothing happened. But leading up to the March 26th game, everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) knew that something was going to happen. I’ve been to boxing matches in Las Vegas. I’ve attended an MMA event. But nothing compared to the sense of blood lust heading into the Joe that night. We all KNEW something was happening. We knew that Darren McCarty would probably be involved. And we knew it would be great.

But it was better.

That's Jamie Samuelsen and it's a pleasant stroll down memory lane.  Good stuff....including a reminder that Joey Kocur didn't play that night. Holy Hell, can you imagine if he'd been in there?  Anyway, it's a good read on an off-day.

Denver hockey is nothing more than a punchline now.  No present.  No future, despite the consistent "youth movement", a coach who is gone, gone, gone.  A GM who alienated his entire young corps of forwards as he played "hardball" with a kid.

And a fanbase that is the league's worst, bar none.  Not just hockey dumb, but too dumb to realize they're dumb.  Add in a nifty dose of typical Denver elitism?  You've got a winner, boy. 

Read Samuelsen's piece.  Pretty good reminder of what hockey used to be before Gary decided parity was mandatory.   It's also a special moment to sit back and reflect on the fact that Detroit is still very good, consistently competitive...while Denver does nothing but sit in 29th place and suck ass. 

No rivalry, just the Dive as constant fodder for jokes.

Eat shit, Denver.  Eat shit, Dive fans.  Happy Anniversary and LGRW.

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Vladimir16's avatar

I remember it like it was yesterday. My buddy and I, who I’m joined at the hip when it comes to sporting events, were all ready to meet up at the local watering hole and the anticipation was crazy. Well, he got reminded by his wife (ex-wife now, she was a first rate B) that they had Incubus

*cough* pussy *cough*

tickets and he couldn’t get out of the concert

*cough* pussy *cough*.

Me and several other buds did not have to go to an Incubus concert and I never let him forget how he missed that epic game. That game was the best thing this side of Stevie Y finally getting to skate the cup around the Joe. I also remember being bummed that Kocur was a scratch. If my memory serves me correctly he had the flu. I can only imagine how disappointed he was being unable to pound some Dive arse.

Ahhhh…..those were the days

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 03/26/13 at 02:58 PM ET

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Well, he got reminded by his wife (ex-wife now, she was a first rate B) that they had Incubus

  *cough* pussy *cough*

tickets and he couldn’t get out of the concert

  *cough* pussy *cough*.

Me and several other buds did not have to go to an Incubus concert…

Awesome

Posted by IwoCPO from Sunny San Diego, bitches on 03/26/13 at 03:02 PM ET

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Without a break in Wings success over the years, it doesn’t seem like that long ago. You need to personally compare it to a life event from that year, and/or think back to where you were when we peppered Roy into submission.

Posted by TKShreve from East Uptown on 03/26/13 at 03:13 PM ET

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I was student at Arizona State University. I think it was spring break. My roommates were both friends from home in Ypsilanti. We had decided to go to the local “Michigan” bar to watch the game with some other Ypsi guys. The bar was closed, mainly because the owner was a dumb fuc. So we went to the hole-in-the-wall next to it and watched the game there on three crappy 20” screens. We were the only ones in the bar, the beer flowed like beer, the wings were served hot and in piles, and it was the greatest game I’ve ever watched. I’ll never forget it.

Posted by awould on 03/26/13 at 03:21 PM ET

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I’m glad that game was included in the multi-DVD Wings classic games set. It certainly ranks as one of the best. That Roy game 7 was a delight too.  LOL

Posted by Cwix from Grand Rapids, now Chicago, IL on 03/26/13 at 03:35 PM ET

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When people bemoan the existence of ‘staged fights’, beware what one chooses to take a stand against.

What we’re talking about here, one of the signature moments in one of hockey’s signature rivalries, was just about as ‘staged’ as it gets.

And it was awesome.

When people talk about fighting not having a place in hockey, well, show them a clip.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 03/26/13 at 03:35 PM ET

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Hockey wasn’t like it used to be.  It was good, where revenge could be had before the zebras got in the way.  Before Bert was allowed to pile drive faces into the ice (on accident of course lol).  Now Bert is the only person with balls to protect Z and Pav.  Those were the days…

Posted by statelouis26 from Detroit, MI on 03/26/13 at 03:36 PM ET

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I think parity is bullshit. I don’t give a good goddamn if all 30 teams don’t have an equal footing each and every season. And I’m not saying this just as a Wings fan. Look at the NFL. Every year, the rest of the league ends up gunning for and wishes to be like the Patriots because the usually dominate. Parity in sports RUINS sports. In every league there is going to be the dominant and the dominated. That’s just how it is and how it should be. If you don’t know how to run your team, let someone who does run it. Creating parity for parity’s sake just to keep teams like the Wings from kicking everyone’s ass every year is a shame. And using parity to kill a bloodthirsty rivalry like the Wings/Avs just so Nashville, NYI, and Minnasooooota can ice a team is wrong.

That being said, hahahaha, Dive.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 03/26/13 at 03:39 PM ET

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Posted by HockeyinHD on 03/26/13 at 04:35 PM ET

I don’t think you understand what a staged fight is.  A fight where, for no apparent reason, two guys decide to drop the gloves.  Usually to rile up their team.

What happened 3/26 was revenge.  It was a mugging.  It was an ambush.  It was NOT staged.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 03/26/13 at 03:46 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

What an awesome game, one of a kind.

We have a country club up here where the stairs leading to the second floor are lined with pics of “The Brawl”. Needless to say, it still garners lots of comments.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 03/26/13 at 04:04 PM ET

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What happened 3/26 was revenge.  It was a mugging.  It was an ambush.  It was NOT staged.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 03/26/13 at 04:46 PM ET

Hell no it wasn’t. If anything, the brawl sixteen years ago is the total opposite of a staged fight. It was created out of passion and, as HTO says, revenge.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 03/26/13 at 04:06 PM ET

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When people bemoan the existence of ‘staged fights’, beware what one chooses to take a stand against.
What we’re talking about here, one of the signature moments in one of hockey’s signature rivalries, was just about as ‘staged’ as it gets.
And it was awesome.
When people talk about fighting not having a place in hockey, well, show them a clip.
Posted by HockeyinHD on 03/26/13 at 04:35 PM ET

Seriously HD, WTF are you talking about? Go back and watch that tape again, son. There was nothing staged about those fights.

Forsberg, the dirty POS that he was, took a couple of extra swipes at the Professor, who took exception and started the fight. A linesman had hold of DMac and another Dive player while the Forsberg/Larionov tilt was going on. DMac saw LePuke coasting toward the bench. DMac slipped free and totally cheap shotted LePuke. LePuke, caught off card, is getting pounded, so Foote and Roy started skating to LePuke’s defense. Shanny takes both of them out with a body check and then paired off with Foote as Vernie skated in to pair off with Roy.

Larionov did not do staged fights Hell, I bet that was his only fighting major ever. He just decided to fight back against Forsbergs repeated cheap shots. And DMac took advantage of an opportunity to get a deserved cheap shot in on an unsuspecting LePuke. Compare that to Tootoo’s WWE “fights” one second after the puck is dropped. Those were staged.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 03/26/13 at 04:09 PM ET

Mandingo's avatar

When people bemoan the existence of ‘staged fights’, beware what one chooses to take a stand against.

What we’re talking about here, one of the signature moments in one of hockey’s signature rivalries, was just about as ‘staged’ as it gets.

And it was awesome.

When people talk about fighting not having a place in hockey, well, show them a clip.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 03/26/13 at 04:35 PM ET

Not to beat a dead horse, but “staged fights” aren’t fights that you know are going to happen because two teams or players hate each other, “staged fights” are fights that happen because two talentless notochords happen to be on the ice at the same time and they can’t do anything else to contribute to the game so they drop the gloves because, well, that’s what people expect of them. Then after the game they go eat ceviche together at some high-end Peruvian restaurant and talk about life and love.

I’m all for revenge and blood lust. What I have a problem with is guys who are basically useless and who fight other guys who are basically useless because they’re both useless and they don’t know what else to do. They may as well be f*cking a football.

 

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 03/26/13 at 04:11 PM ET

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When people bemoan the existence of ‘staged fights’, beware what one chooses to take a stand against.

I also want to pile on how absurdly dumb this comment is.

If you’re defining any of this game as “staged fights”, then your definition of staged fights is a bad one.

Fix your definition. You can’t have “staged fights’ for anything that happened in Detroit on March 26th, 1997.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 03/26/13 at 04:14 PM ET

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Can’t defend you on the staged fights thing.  When 22 fights Rup or whoever 4 seconds in that’s staged.  It’s fighting just for the hell of it (or as some put it “energy”).  There’s no underlying motivation.

Posted by statelouis26 from Detroit, MI on 03/26/13 at 04:21 PM ET

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I think parity is bullshit. I don’t give a good goddamn if all 30 teams don’t have an equal footing each and every season. And I’m not saying this just as a Wings fan. Look at the NFL. Every year, the rest of the league ends up gunning for and wishes to be like the Patriots because the usually dominate. Parity in sports RUINS sports. In every league there is going to be the dominant and the dominated. That’s just how it is and how it should be. If you don’t know how to run your team, let someone who does run it. Creating parity for parity’s sake just to keep teams like the Wings from kicking everyone’s ass every year is a shame. And using parity to kill a bloodthirsty rivalry like the Wings/Avs just so Nashville, NYI, and Minnasooooota can ice a team is wrong.

That being said, hahahaha, Dive.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 03/26/13 at 04:39 PM ET

If you don’t think there’s parity in the NFL, you must have been watching it whore-style.

Posted by LivinLaVidaLockout on 03/26/13 at 04:30 PM ET

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Posted by LivinLaVidaLockout on 03/26/13 at 05:30 PM ET

I am aware that there is plenty of parity in the NFL. But in the NFL, everyone chases the Patriots and a handful of the same few teams almost year after year.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 03/26/13 at 04:35 PM ET

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I don’t think you understand what a staged fight is.  A fight where, for no apparent reason, two guys decide to drop the gloves.  Usually to rile up their team.

Then you don’t understand what a staged fight means.  Any fight that is even slightly pre-planned is staged.  There may be all kinds of different reasons why the fight is pre-planned, but when the pre-planning is a part of the fight, that’s a staged fight.

What happened 3/26 was revenge.  It was a mugging.  It was an ambush.  It was NOT staged.

It was a staged mugging/ambush/revenge, HO.  As I said, be careful what you choose to complain about.  It leads you to situations like this where you now have to be inconsistent.

I mean, was it even remotely a surprise that a fight erupted in that game?  Of course not.  As soon as any kind of flimsy on-ice excuse presented itself there was going to be trouble.

“staged fights” are fights that happen because two talentless notochords happen to be on the ice at the same time and they can’t do anything else to contribute to the game so they drop the gloves because, well, that’s what people expect of them.

I think your definition of staged fights is junk.

The point I’m making is that in order to try and gin up this new category of fighting, ‘staged fighting’, you have to parse down motivations and circumstance to such an idiotic degree that the different designation is meaningless.

I’m all for revenge and blood lust. What I have a problem with is guys who are basically useless and who fight other guys who are basically useless because they’re both useless and they don’t know what else to do.

So then you were anti-Probert and Kocur?  Didn’t get into the ‘Bash Brothers’ thing?  If so, that’d make you one of, what, maybe 5% of the fan base who didn’t?

If you’re defining any of this game as “staged fights”, then your definition of staged fights is a bad one.

You’ve managed to comprehend the actual issue, but you’ve also managed to typically fumble it’s interpretation.  You actually don’t mind staged fights.  What you mind are fights that aren’t for the right reason.  McCarty was going to jump on Lemieux at some point for his Draper hit.  It was inescapably obvious.  It was as staged as anything has ever been staged in the history of staging.

But, since you don’t mind the motivation behind said staging you’re now in your likewise typically tedious process of torturing some new and special meaning out of an obvious word so your definition doesn’t look any more stupid than your position does.

All you’re talking about is motive, not set-up.  Since you don’t think the motive of motivating a team is sufficient to merit a fight you’ve engaged in this Quixotian quest to create a new category of fights which… doesn’t really mean anything.

 

Posted by HockeyinHD on 03/26/13 at 04:54 PM ET

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you gotta miss the era of no cap though. Anything went, teams were as deep as pockets. Good times. Parity is a two headed whore, mother of a pimp midget.

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 03/26/13 at 05:01 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

lmao HD, I love it!

Ignorance must be bliss!

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 03/26/13 at 05:03 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Any fight that is even slightly pre-planned is staged.

Nope. You are wrong.

You’ve managed to comprehend the actual issue, but you’ve also managed to typically fumble it’s interpretation.  You actually don’t mind staged fights.  What you mind are fights that aren’t for the right reason.

Your definition is completely broken and everything that follows is a jumbled mess of stupid because of that.

It’s entertaining how you’re the only person here defining staged fights as such because you absolutely NEED to do that in order to make any of the rest of your broken rambling make any sense. If you don’t get your way on a bad definition, then none of the horseshit you’ve ascribed me to saying-without-saying actually works.

Fortunately, you’re wrong and therefore so is the basis for everything else you’ve said.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 03/26/13 at 05:04 PM ET

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Which begs the question, is he engaging in a Quixotian quest whore-style?

Posted by dougie on 03/26/13 at 05:09 PM ET

Zqto's avatar

My god..  16 years already…

I also have the special DVD edition with that full game on it, that someone commented, and I’ll keep it forever!

And I was gonna coment on the “staged fights” post, but then I read the name of the poster and decided to just ignore it

Posted by Zqto on 03/26/13 at 05:09 PM ET

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Any fight that is even slightly pre-planned is staged.  There may be all kinds of different reasons why the fight is pre-planned, but when the pre-planning is a part of the fight, that’s a staged fight.

Dude, you never learned the first rule of holes, did you?

Your whole premise here is that 3/26/97 was staged. (Watch the video, Malik has it on his thread.) That is as dumb of a premise as “Iraq has WMD.” If you think that Larionov, of all people, schemed, planned or even entertained the idea of a fight for a nano-second in advance of when it happened, then you are even more ignorant about hockey than most people already take you for.

Stop digging.

Did DMac want revenge? Absofreakinglutely. He made no secret about it to the media during the 96-97 season. But he never planned it; he waited for the right opportunity to present itself. You do know that 3/26/97 was not the first regular season meeting of the teams after the Draper incident, right? It was the fourth meeting between the teams that year. DMac’s beatdown of LePuke was a “crime” of opportunity, not premeditation.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 03/26/13 at 05:27 PM ET

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The Infamous Detroit Red Wings v. Colorado Avalanche Brawl of 1997

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/26/13 at 05:41 PM ET

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Your definition is completely broken and everything that follows is a jumbled mess of stupid because of that.

Eloquent because of it’s brevity.

Posted by calquake on 03/26/13 at 05:45 PM ET

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I’m envious of those of you who were Wings’ followers “way back” in ‘96. FSD wasn’t carried on the cable package in my area (or maybe they didn’t even exist back then).

Any news I ever got about the Wings came throgh the local paper. And it wasn’t much. In fact, deep digger Ansar Khan(!) was probably still living in the basement of his daddy’s home back then. ( I think his dad’s name was Ghengis.)

My first recollection of the Wings came around the turn of the century and I remember telling a Detroit friend about this “really cool” sport called hockey that had been added to the local Comcast lineup. His reply was something like “Yah, the Wings. I know. I don’t watch ‘em much. I’m more into the Lions.” I never let him forget that one. smile

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 03/26/13 at 05:58 PM ET

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Eloquent because of it’s brevity.
Posted by calquake on 03/26/13 at 06:45 PM ET

Why use eight words when thirty-two will do?  wink

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 03/26/13 at 05:58 PM ET

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Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 03/26/13 at 06:58 PM ET

My Wings time came early to mid 80’s when Gallant, Kocur and Probert kept the peace. I do know how you feel though. My pops and Grandpa used to talk quite a bit about the Gordie Howe days which made me quite envious.

We need a McCarty/ Kocur type, damnit!

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 03/26/13 at 06:05 PM ET

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We need a McCarty/ Kocur type, damnit!
Posted by Vladimir16 on 03/26/13 at 07:05 PM ET

Wasn’t that supposed to be Tootoo?

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 03/26/13 at 06:11 PM ET

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Wasn’t that supposed to be Tootoo?

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 03/26/13 at 07:11 PM ET

He’s more like McCarty lite and Kocur ultra lite.
Unfortunately a McCarty type guy is a rare commodity. At least that’s what the Wings would have us believe

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 03/26/13 at 06:16 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

  We need a McCarty/ Kocur type, damnit!
  Posted by Vladimir16 on 03/26/13 at 07:05 PM ET

Wasn’t that supposed to be Tootoo?

Strangely enough, Captain, the way the game is played now, I think Tootoo is today’s version of those two. It’s one more reason I really regret “discovering” hockey only after 2000.

And I envy you, Vald, because you at least had someone who could tell you about “the good ol’ days.” And, in some ways, those might even better better memories than having seen things with your own eyes – if you know what I mean.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 03/26/13 at 06:19 PM ET

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There was that friendship between DMac and Draper that showed on the ice and DMac was the last generation of the true “protectors” who had a code.  The role has changed to more of an agitator now.  There are no more Kocur’s and Probies.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 03/26/13 at 06:19 PM ET

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And, in some ways, those might even better better memories than having seen things with your own eyes – if you know what I mean.
Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 03/26/13 at 07:19 PM ET

Hahaha… That could be very true seeing as they both had a penchant for good whiskey

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 03/26/13 at 06:22 PM ET

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There was that friendship between DMac and Draper that showed on the ice and DMac was the last generation of the true “protectors” who had a code.  The role has changed to more of an agitator now.  There are no more Kocur’s and Probies.
Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 03/26/13 at 07:19 PM ET

You may be right but there are still big giant goons out there and they all reside in the east. Gives me a bit of concern for next year and Datsyuk and Zetterberg’s health

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 03/26/13 at 06:26 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

My bet is were going to try to ice a line that can score while they ice one to chase us around.

But I hear you, the Rinaldo’s, Cooke’s, Kaleta’s.. it’d be nice to have someone to “keep the flies off” who will actively do something if need be.  That’s a tall order for Tootoo, no matter how tough he is.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 03/26/13 at 06:32 PM ET

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These are the glory days, lads, at least as far as being able to watch the games.

When I was a kid, it seemed like only a small portion of the season was on channel 50. The rest were available on the radio with Bruce Martyn and Sid Abel. The cable TV era brought PASS. When I moved to SoCal in 1990, the NHL only broadcast on SportsChannel, which cost extra. Then Fox and ESPN picked up the NHL. I really enjoyed Tom Mees and ESPN misses him to this day. Now with high speed internet GCL and CI, and NHLN and NBCSP, and those “other” feeds, every game is available, and we bitch and moan when we don’t get Mick and ken.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 03/26/13 at 06:36 PM ET

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE7oh315Rb0

I love this video.

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 03/26/13 at 07:09 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Found this. Lots of staging taking place. (Sarcasm)


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

March 26,1997.

———————————————- 
Colorado         1 3 1 0—5  
Detroit           0 3 2 1—6  
———————————————- 


FIRST PERIOD—Scoring: 1, Colorado, Kamensky 24 (Forsberg), 3:29.
Penalties: Young, Col (interference), 1:20; Severyn, Col (fighting major),
4:45; Pushor, Det (fighting major), 4:45; Sakic, Col (interference), 5:12;
Corbet, Col (fighting major), 10:14; Maltby, Det (fighting major), 10:14;
Draper, Det (roughing), 10:14; Forsberg, Col (roughing), 18:22; Roy, Col
(roughing, fighting major), 18:22; Larionov, Det (roughing), 18:22;
Vernon, Det (roughing, fighting major), 18:22; Mccarty, Det ( double
roughing minor), 18:22; Deadmarsh, Col (cross checking, fighting major),
18:37; Konstantinov, Det (fighting major), 18:37.


SECOND PERIOD—Scoring: 2, Detroit, Fedorov 29 (Murphy, Yzerman),
0:35. 3, Colorado, Kamensky 25 (power play) (Jones, Ozolinsh), 1:12. 4,
Detroit, Lapointe 13 (Kozlov), 3:08. 5, Colorado, Corbet 10 (Yelle), 6:20.
6, Colorado, Deadmarsh 32 (Lefebvre, Lacroix), 13:34. 7, Detroit, Lidstrom
15 (power play) (Yzerman), 19:40. Penalties: Foote, Col (fighting major),
0:04; Shanahan, Det (fighting major), 0:04; Lapointe, Det (roughing),
0:56; Severyn, Col (fighting major, game misconduct), 3:34; Keane, Col
(fighting major), 3:34; Ward, Det (fighting major, game misconduct), 3:34;
Holmstrom, Det (fighting major), 3:34; Deadmarsh, Col (fighting major),
7:24; Mccarty, Det (roughing, fighting major), 7:24; Krupp, Col (fighting
major), 11:26; Pushor, Det (fighting major), 11:26; Deadmarsh, Col
(interference), 14:47; Young, Col (hooking), 18:38.


THIRD PERIOD—Scoring: 8, Colorado, Kamensky 26 (Yelle, Lemieux),
1:11. 9, Detroit, Lapointe 14 (Fedorov, Murphy), 8:27. 10, Detroit,
Shanahan 46 (Larionov, Pushor), 9:03. Penalties: Ozolinsh, Col (cross
checking, roughing), 6:26; Maltby, Det (roughing), 6:26; Pushor, Det
(holding), 14:40; Ozolinsh, Col (tripping), 16:07.


OVERTIME—Scoring: 11, Detroit, Mccarty 19 (Shanahan, Larionov), 0:39.


Shots on goal:
—————————————————— 
Colorado           6 7 6 0—19
Detroit           8 23 15 1—47
—————————————————— 


Power-play Conversions: Col - 1 of 6, Det - 1 of 7.  Goalies: Colorado,
Roy (47 shots, 41 saves; record: 36-14-7). Detroit, Vernon (19, 14;
record: 12-9-6).  A:19,983.  Referee: P Devorski. Linesmen: Scapinello,
Schachte.

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/26/13 at 08:50 PM ET

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When I was a kid, it seemed like only a small portion of the season was on channel 50. The rest were available on the radio with Bruce Martyn and Sid Abel. The cable TV era brought PASS. When I moved to SoCal in 1990, the NHL only broadcast on SportsChannel, which cost extra. Then Fox and ESPN picked up the NHL. I really enjoyed Tom Mees and ESPN misses him to this day. Now with high speed internet GCL and CI, and NHLN and NBCSP, and those “other” feeds, every game is available, and we bitch and moan when we don’t get Mick and ken.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 03/26/13 at 07:36 PM ET


Thank goodness we lived in the Detroit area and could get Hockey night in Canada across the river. I remember channel 50 and channel 20 showing probably 15 games a year , all on the road and boy did those dead wings have shitty road records or what?

I remember games on Sundays on CBS and then NBC with Ted Lindsay as the color man.

That SportsChannel was the 1st fiasco of NHL epic failures. I believe that channel was able to be accessed by 10 percent of the US at the time.

Thanks for the boxscore Kate.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/26/13 at 09:06 PM ET

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Welcome to Abel to Yzerman, a Red Wing blog since 1977.  No other site on the internet has better-researched, fact-laden and better prepared discussions than A2Y.  Re-phrase: we do little research, find facts and stats highly overrated and claim little to no preparation.  There are 19 readers of A2Y. No more, no less. All of them, except maybe one, are juvenile in nature.  Reminding them of that in the comment section will only encourage them to prove that. Your suggestions and critiques are welcome: wphoulihan@gmail.com