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GDT - Game 29: Red Wings (13-10-5) at Canucks (13-7-6) 10:00

Magically Delicious puts the team on his back last night at EDM, and salvaged a 3-2 win for the Wings.  The EDM game is somewhat of a microcosim of this season, ridiculous inconsistency.  Through the first 40 minutes, the OIL were having their way, generating chances with their speed and had DET looking flat-footed and essentially lost (rolling out the red-carpet for Taylor Hall's goal).  Wally's third period goal gave the Wings a spark, and the PP own-goal by Petry the lucky bounce DET earned in the 3rd.

Wing-a-holics will be riding the rollercoaster again tonight at VAN.  Maybe, just maybe DET will manage another 2 points tonight.  Jimmy is in again tonight.  LGRW

 SEASON RECORD:

DET:  28 GP,  13-10-5,  31 pts, (5 in Conf, 3 in Central), 73 GF, 73 GA, Last 10 5-3-2,  WON 1

VAN:  26GP,  13-7-6,  32 pts, (3 in Conf, 1 in Northwest), 75 GF, 72 GA, Last 10 4-4-2,  WON 2

DET ROAD:  4-6-2 (15)

VAN HOME:  7-3-3 (16)

TEAM STATISTICS:

DET:  0.554 point% (16), 2.54 G/G (19), 2.54 GA/G (10), 1.12 5-5 F/A (9), 15.3 PP% (24), 79.0 PK% (21), 29.7 S/G (13), 28.2 SA/G (11), 52.2 FO% (6)

VAN:  0.615 point% (6), 2.77 G/G (13), 2.58 GA/G (11), 1.16 5-5 F/A (7), 14.4 PP% (27), 81.4 PK% (14), 28.7 S/G (17), 28.3 SA/G (13), 48.1 FO% (22)

Goal Differential/Game:

DET = -0.00

VAN =  +0.19

PLAYER STATS:

DET Skaters:

POS Player GP G A PTS +/-  ATOI

L Henrik Zetterberg 28 6 22 28 1  20:39
C Pavel Datsyuk 27 9 18 27 9  20:21
D Niklas Kronwall 28 5 16 21 -5  24:06
C Damien Brunner 28 10 9 19 -5  17:02
C Valtteri Filppula 21 6 6 12 2  17:30
C Johan Franzen 21 5 7 12 4  18:45
D Jonathan Ericsson 25 2 8 10 1  21:34
D Jakub Kindl 21 3 4 7 10  17:46
C Tomas Tatar 18 4 3 7 2  11:22
R Daniel Cleary 28 5 2 7 -4  16:54
R Patrick Eaves 19 1 5 6 4  10:18
C Joakim Andersson 18 3 3 6 5  10:35
L Drew Miller 28 2 3 5 -2  13:30
R Jordin Tootoo 27 2 2 4 2  9:20
D Brian Lashoff 23 1 3 4 -4 18:01
C Cory Emmerton 28 2 1 3 -1  10:50
R Todd Bertuzzi 7 2 1 3 3  15:31
D Ian White 15 1 1 2 -1  20:29
D Kyle Quincey 26 1 1 2 8  19:11
L Justin Abdelkader 28 1 1 2 -3  14:13
R Mikael Samuelsson 3 0 1 1 -2  14:07
D Brendan Smith 17 0 1 1 4  18:13
C Gustav Nyquist 4 0 1 1 -1  13:00
D Kent Huskins 11 0 0 0 -3  15:20
D Carlo Colaiacovo 2 0 0 0 0  17:26
C Darren Helm 1 0 0 0 0  12:27
L Jan Mursak 2 0 0 0 0  5:38

DET Goalies:

Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT

Petr Mrazek 2,  1-1-0,  2.02,  0.922
Jimmy Howard 23, 11-7-4,  2.44,  0.916
Jonas Gustavsson 5,  1-2-1,  2.85,  0.878

VANSkaters:
POS Player GP G A PTS +/-  ATOI

C Henrik Sedin 26 7 19 26 14 20:05
L Daniel Sedin 26 8 15 23 8  19:07
R Jannik Hansen 25 7 9 16 8  16:52
D Dan Hamhuis 26 2 12 14 -1  23:15
L Alexandre Burrows 26 5 9 14 9  19:07
D Alexander Edler 26 5 9 14 -2  24:04
L Mason Raymond 26 7 7 14 6  15:38
L Chris Higgins 26 7 4 11 0  16:02
R Zack Kassian 26 5 3 8 -7  14:14
D Kevin Bieksa 19 5 1 6 5 1  21:30
C Maxim Lapierre 26 2 4 6 2  12:40
D Jason Garrison 26 4 2 6 9  21:39
C Ryan Kesler 7 1 4 5 -4  19:17
C Jordan Schroeder 22 2 3 5 -5  13:23
D Christopher Tanev 26 1 4 5 5  17:38
R Dale Weise 26 1 3 4 -3  9:12
L David Booth 11 1 2 3 -2  13:24
C Andrew Ebbett 7 1 2 3 2  12:16
D Cam Barker 4 0 2 2 1  14:57
L Tom Sestito 13 2 0 2 -2  5:56
D Andrew Alberts 8 0 1 1 0  14:04
D Keith Ballard 21 0 1 1 0  16:29
C Manny Malhotra 9 0 0 0 -3  11:07
R Steven Pinizzotto 1 0 0 0 0  11:01

VAN Goalies:

Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT

Roberto Luongo 13,  7-2-3,,  2.23,  0.913
Cory Schneider 14,  6-5-3,  2.63,  0.910

THE HOCKEY NEWS - TOTT:

DET - HOT:

Niklas Kronwall  3 pts in last 2 GP
Valtteri Filppula  2 pts in last 2 GP
Jimmy Howard  3-0-2, 1.15, .959 in last 5 GPI

DET - NOT HOT:

Jonathan Ericsson  0 pts in last 5 GP
Dan Cleary  0 pts in last 9 GP
Jonas Gustavsson  0-2-0, 4.00, .826 in last 2 GPI

VAN - HOT:

Jannik Hansen  4 pts in last 2 GP
Mason Raymond  2 pts in last 2 GP
Dale Weise  2 pts in last 2 GP
Alexander Edler  2 pts in last 2 GP
Jason Garrison  2 pts in last 3 GP

VAN - NOT HOT:

Daniel Sedin  0 pts in last 3 GP
Alexandre Burrows  0 pts in last 4 GP
Cory Schneider  0-1-1, 2.95, .898 in last 2 GPI

Injury Report:

DET:

Bertuzzi, Todd Back injury injured reserve
Colaiacovo, Carlo Shoulder injury injured reserve
Helm, Darren Back injury injured reserve
Samuelsson, Mikael Broken finger injured reserve

VAN:

Kesler, Ryan  Broken right foot  injured reserve
Malhotra, Manny  Eye injury  injured reserve

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MsRedWinger's avatar

Magical Pav and the Mystery Tour.

Thanks, Okie!

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/16/13 at 10:47 AM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Vancouver has been struggling greatly, unexpectedly, this season.  Detroits good for slumping clubs to get confidence back.  Hopefully the guys one the ice tonight decide not to be Van’s prison bitch and play with a sense of purpose.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 03/16/13 at 10:53 AM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Van is going to be looking to kick us in the twins for the 8 spot we put on them last game.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 03/16/13 at 11:08 AM ET

Red Winger's avatar

LGRW

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 03/16/13 at 11:12 AM ET

dougie's avatar

I have to admit turning the TV off after the gift wrapped Taylor Hall goal. Just didn’t want to get into a bad mood because..

Today is my 25th wedding anniversary. The most tolerant woman on the planet , and her *#$%@& husband, are throwing a big party to celebrate,  with a 3 hour open bar stocked with ultra premium party liquor, and some moonshine, of course.

It could get ugly, folks. Wish the poor girl luck, I wouldn’t have lived with me for more than an hour and a half.

Posted by dougie on 03/16/13 at 11:14 AM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Congrats Dougie.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 03/16/13 at 11:18 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Congrats to you and your obviously wonderful wife, Dougie!  Enjoy the party!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/16/13 at 11:33 AM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Congrats to your better half, Dougie. Smart thinking not giving any of us reprobates advanced notice of your shindig, or else your bill for that open bar would have been really ugly.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 03/16/13 at 11:44 AM ET

Hootinani's avatar

I wouldn’t have lived with me for more than an hour and a half.

Posted by dougie on 03/16/13 at 11:14 AM ET

Maybe the reason for all of the booze?  raspberry Ive only been married 2 weeks and my wife already has emergency wine stashes throughout the house

Congrats on the anniversary, and enjoy the shindig.

Posted by Hootinani on 03/16/13 at 11:54 AM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Smart thinking not giving any of us reprobates advanced notice of your shindig, or else your bill for that open bar would have been really ugly.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny


+19 Cap’n.  You are a wise man Dougie or a wiseguy? Give your better half our condolences and have a great party.

I told my hockey teamates about your 1 question job interview. Do you like Nascar and if they do, interview and job opportunity over. Gotta love it.

Cap’n. Last night proved that Pavs should have been named the Captain of this team. He overcame and adapted to playing with shitty linemates giving it all he had and won that game. Z just looks like he is having no fun out there and is struggling mightily with the Swissie. Wally is an improvement over the ass and hopefuly can get these guys back on track.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/16/13 at 12:01 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Congrats dougie, that’s a 1/4 of a century!

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/16/13 at 12:06 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

thanks, Okie.

I <3 Pasha grin

and according to GJM at TMR, add Q to the injury list.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/16/13 at 12:09 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

3 teams behind us in 6, 7 and 8 each just 1 point behind, each with 2 games in hand.  Somehow even after winning it looks worse.

Somehow need to win on the second half of a back to back against a very good team at home that still has the taste of piss and vinegar in its mouth from the last time they played Detroit.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 03/16/13 at 12:10 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Congratulations Dougie and have a great time!

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 03/16/13 at 12:11 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Stealing when we shoulda been buying. Try to grab another tonite.

Congrats Dougie!

Thanks Okie!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 03/16/13 at 12:56 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Congratulations Dougie, that’s a miracle!!!

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/16/13 at 01:00 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Posted by dougie on 03/16/13 at 11:14 AM ET

Congrats on the quarter, Dougie.

Here’s to another, if she can take it.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 03/16/13 at 01:14 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Congrats on the quarter, Dougie.

Here’s to another, if she can take it.

Posted by RedMenace from aboard the Crazy Train on 03/16/13 at 01:14 PM ET

I hope she can take another quarter, because if she can’t, she’s gonna take HALF.

Thanks for the well wishes, 19

Posted by dougie on 03/16/13 at 01:37 PM ET

w2j2's avatar

Congrats on 25 years of wedded bliss, Dougie!

I have replayed Datsyuk’s goal over and over, and I laugh every time I watch.

He dominated that game last night, and I hope he does the same tonight on international TV.  He is The Greatest Show on Earth!

Wally is playing great on Hank’s wing….just keep shooting, Wally!

Kindl & Smith are learning…..

Howard is a rock.

Can’t wait for Helm to play!

Posted by w2j2 on 03/16/13 at 01:53 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

I am still grinning from watching Pavel’s Magic.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/16/13 at 02:12 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Datsyuk carries this team on a nightly basis. Babcock doesn’t see how lucky he is to have this Magical player. Maybe it’s just me, but Babbles doesn’t seem to give proper respect to players born outside of Canada.  He has to realize that Hockey is a World Class sport played in other Countries. Sometimes I feel winning the Gold has gone to his head.

He needs to stop the bias and give credit where credit is due. The Russian is the Wheel that keeps on turning the Wings, no matter how bleak it looks. He has been the best player in the NHL this season. Period.

Thanks OKie.

Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/16/13 at 03:43 PM ET

calquake's avatar

It could get ugly, folks. Wish the poor girl luck, I wouldn’t have lived with me for more than an hour and a half.

Posted by dougie on 03/16/13 at 11:14 AM ET

Don’t be so hard on yourself Dougie… you’re good for at least three hours. cheese

I hope she can take another quarter, because if she can’t, she’s gonna take HALF.

Men aren’t good at math… and yet that is one fraction they all know.

Posted by calquake on 03/16/13 at 04:07 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Maybe it’s just me, but Babbles doesn’t seem to give proper respect to players born outside of Canada.  He has to realize that Hockey is a World Class sport played in other Countries. Sometimes I feel winning the Gold has gone to his head.
He needs to stop the bias and give credit where credit is due.
Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/16/13 at 03:43 PM ET

That’s our Mike Cherrycock (or Babcherry if you prefer). The motto on his family crest reads: Canadian si non fuerit, lutum.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 03/16/13 at 04:55 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Can ya interpolate that for us non pharmacists Cap’n?

Kate is spot on with the ethnocentric Babbletispeak. Probably hates Hakan Andersson for bringing this team all of its Eurotrash players. tongue rolleye

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/16/13 at 06:35 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Congratulations ~ 25 Years that’s awesome Dougie!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/16/13 at 06:40 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Congratulations to the both of you, Mr. and Mrs. Fashionista Dougie. After 25 years, I’m sure your wife wears her Halo well.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/16/13 at 07:25 PM ET

peiz11's avatar

Well I can follow the LB live tonight thanks to not watching on gamecenter. I may need some drinking buddies after how this started.

Posted by peiz11 from Minneapolis on 03/16/13 at 10:20 PM ET

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