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GDT - Game 39: Red Wings (19-14-5) host Blues (20-14-2) 12:30

Ten games left in Gary's midget shortened season.  Ten games to determine if the Wings play post-season hockey for the 22nd consecutive season. 

The good news for DET, they control their own destiny.  The Wings 43 points put them in 7th position in the POS,  3 points better than 9th place PHX.  If DET can play .500 they stand a good chance to get in, 12 points probably makes them a lock, so good news there.

There is bad news too.  DET's remaining schedule is difficult:   5 games against playoff teams, 3 games against the bottom of the POS (1 against PHX, 2 against NSH), and two games against also-rans (CGY and DAL).  STL today, and SJS at home Thursday, then on the road for a week:  at CHI (Friday), then NSH, CGY, and VAN.  By the end of next week, the Wings could be shining up their golf clubs.

Any of you Cosmic Dusters remember the last time the Wing's were fighting just to get into the playoffs?  It's too early, and I haven't had enough coffee to recall.  DET win and they are in, so just freaking win.

SEASON RECORD:

DET:  38 GP,  19-14-5,  43 pts, (7 in Conf, 2 in Central), 99 GF, 100 GA, Last 10 6-4-0,  WON 1

STL:  36 GP,  20-14-2,  42 pts, (8 in Conf, 3 in Central), 105 GF, 98 GA,  Last 10 6-4-0,  WON 3

DET HOME:  10-6-3 (17)

STL ROAD:  11-7-1 (7)

TEAM STATISTICS:

DET:  0.566 point% (13), 2.55 G/G (21), 2.58 GA/G (14), 0.98 5-5 F/A (17), 18.5 PP% (14), 79.7 PK% (22), 29.6 S/G (13), 28.7 SA/G (14), 51.2 FO% (9)

 STL:  0.583 point% (12), 2.83 G/G (9), 2.69 GA/G (18), 0.99 5-5 F/A (16), 22.1 PP% (7), 83.5 PK% (8), 27.9 S/G (21), 24.5 SA/G (3), 50.0 FO% (17)

Goal Differential/Game:

DET = -0.03

STL =  +0.14

PLAYER STATS:

DET Skaters:

POS Player GP G A PTS +/-  ATOI

C Pavel Datsyuk 37 13 25 38 14  19:58
L Henrik Zetterberg 36 8 27 35 -2  20:25
D Niklas Kronwall 38 5 21 26 -9  24:09
C Johan Franzen 31 7 15 22 9  17:54
C Damien Brunner 35 11 11 22 -7  16:27
C Valtteri Filppula 31 7 7 14 -5  17:43
R Daniel Cleary 38 9 3 12 -9  16:30
D Jakub Kindl 31 3 8 11 14  18:14
D Jonathan Ericsson 35 2 8 10 0  21:18
L Justin Abdelkader 38 7 2 9 1  14:34
L Drew Miller 38 4 3 7 -7  14:12
C Joakim Andersson 28 3 4 7 3 11:30
C Tomas Tatar 18 4 3 7 2  11:22
R Patrick Eaves 27 1 5 6 -2  10:50
C Cory Emmerton 38 3 3 6 -3  10:50
R Jordin Tootoo 35 2 3 5 -1  9:14
D Brendan Smith 26 0 5 5 -1  18:48
C Gustav Nyquist 12 2 3 5 1  12:45
D Brian Lashoff 31 1 4 5 -10  17:47
D Ian White 24 2 2 4 5  19:30
R Todd Bertuzzi 7 2 1 3 3  15:31
D Kyle Quincey 27 1 1 2 6  19:17
R Mikael Samuelsson 4 0 1 1 -3  12:51
D Carlo Colaiacovo 4 0 0 0 -4  18:31
C Darren Helm 1 0 0 0 0  12:27
L Jan Mursak 2 0 0 0 0  5:38
D Danny Dekeyser 1 0 0 0 0  16:36

DET Goalies:

Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT

Petr Mrazek 2,  1-1-0,  2.02, 0.922
Jimmy Howard 32,  16-11-4,  2.45,  0.916
Jonas Gustavsson 7,  2-2-1,  2.92,  0.879

STL Skaters:

R Chris Stewart 36 16 14 30 2  15:35
C Alexander Steen 28 6 18 24 4  18:34
R David Backes 36 5 17 22 2  19:28
L David Perron 36 9 13 22 -1  18:12
C Patrik Berglund 36 15 6 21 -3  17:09
D Kevin Shattenkirk 36 3 18 21 4  21:47
C T.J. Oshie 30 7 13 20 -5  19:05
D Alex Pietrangelo 35 5 15 20 -2  25:32
D Jay Bouwmeester 35 6 12 18 -10  25:08
C Vladimir Sobotka 36 8 8 16 -4  15:05
R Vladimir Tarasenko 26 8 8 16 -1  13:38
C Andy McDonald 26 4 11 15 -1  17:32
D Barret Jackman 36 3 8 11 5  19:41
C Jaden Schwartz 33 4 6 10 -5  12:05
D Jordan Leopold 27 2 6 8 -6  20:40
D Kris Russell 30 1 4 5 4  16:22
L Chris Porter 17 1 3 4 3  12:01
D Roman Polak 36 0 4 4 -5  18:25
R Adam Cracknell 10 2 2 4 1  8:19
R Ryan Reaves 31 1 2 3 0  7:10
R Jamie Langenbrunner 4 0 1 1 1  9:46
C Scott Nichol 30 1 0 1 -2  9:46
D Ian Cole 15 0 1 1 -4  17:44
C Andrew Murray 1 0 0 0 0  7:49

STL Goalies:

Jake Allen 13,  9-3-0,  2.33,  0.911
Jaroslav Halak 16,  6-5-1,  2.14,  0.899
Brian Elliott 13,  5-6-1,  3.43,  0.866

THE HOCKEY NEWS - TOTT:

DET - HOT:

Johan Franzen  4 pts in last 3 GP
Gustav Nyquist  3 pts in last 3 GP
Brendan Smith  2 pts in last 3 GP
Jimmy Howard  10-5-2, 1.93, .934 in last 17 GPI

DET - NOT HOT:

Ian White  0 pts in last 4 GP
Jakub Kindl  0 pts in last 5 GP
Jonas Gustavsson  1-1-0, 3.85, .844 in last 3 GPI

STL - HOT:

Jay Bouwmeester 3 pts in last 2 GP
Chris Porter  2 pts in last 2 GP
Alexander Steen  3 pts in last 3 GP
Jaden Schwartz  3 pts in last 3 GP
Brian Elliott  2-0-0, 2.29, .929 in last 2 GPI

STL - NOT HOT:

Alex Pietrangelo  2 pts in last 9 GP
Chris Stewart  1 pts in last 6 GP
David Perron  0 pts in last 3 GP
Vladimir Tarasenko  0 pts in last 3 GP
Kris Russell  0 pts in last 5 GP
Jake Allen  1-2-0, 2.92, .868 in last 3 GPI

Injury Report:

DET:

Bertuzzi, Todd  Back injury  injured reserve
Brunner, Damien  Hip flexor  sidelined indefinitely
Helm, Darren  Back injury  injured reserve
Samuelsson, Mikael  Pectoral Injuries  sidelined indefinitely

STL:

Halak, Jaroslav  Groin  sidelined indefinitely
Langenbrunner, Jamie  Hip surgery  injured reserve
Nichol, Scott  Body soreness  day-to-day
Oshie, T.J.  Foot injury  injured reserve

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Khan says Riley Sheahan recalled - - that can't mean anything good. 

Wings didn't practice yesterday.

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Comments

stonehands-78's avatar

Thanks, Okie.

” ... so just freaking win.”

Amen.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/07/13 at 09:45 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Forget any crazy talk aboot not making the playoffs.(1989-1990Jacque-de-Millionaire)

Don’t you know we have the best coach in the NHL?

Aside from that we have Magic and Z. That’s the ticket right there. Punch it.

Thanks OKie.

Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/07/13 at 09:59 AM ET

42jeff's avatar

” ... so just freaking win.”

Amen.

L.G.R.W.

+19

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 04/07/13 at 09:59 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Thanks, Okie!

I agree with Kate.  Pav and Z have the will and the way!

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/07/13 at 10:07 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Muchas gracias, Jeff.  Simple words in today’s GDT:  ...so just freaking win.  Perfect.

Referees:
Paul Devorski-10       <———————-
Dan O’Halloran-13     <———————-

Linesmen:
Jay Sharrers-57
Derek Amell-75

Someone’s a fuching sadist in the scheduling office.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/07/13 at 12:24 PM ET

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