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GDT - WCQF Game 2: Red Wings (0-1) at Ducks (1-0) 10:00

Tuesdays game was pretty damn ugly.  One goal, on the powerplay, and just 22 measley SOG.  Of course, you can't shoot if you don't have the puck to begin with. Damn near the whole game was spent in the Wings end.

When the Ducks did not have the puck in the DET end, their aggressive forecheck caused DET turnovers or puck dumps to neutral ice - - so ANA could gather the puck and attack again.  DET had very limited sustained attack in the Ducks end;  the Wings were one and done - if they coiuld get through the neutral zone at all.  It seemed to me that ANA won the majority of the 50-50 puck battles - they were almost always coming off the wall with the puck.

Said Uncle Mike:  “We didn’t execute very well coming out of our own zone. We didn’t have a lot of speed, therefore we didn’t have attack time. I thought we forechecked real poorly. I didn’t think we had much energy on our forecheck. When you get a chance to go back for the puck you want to execute the first time and get moving. And if you don’t, you spend too much time in your own zone and when it’s time to forecheck you’re changing your line. You never spend any time in their zone.''

Only 2 GA (discounting the EN), so there is that.  Coulda been a case of the jitters for the young "D".  But the #1 line were out-played.  Gotta show up tonight.  LGRW.

FINAL REGULAR SEASON RECORD:

DET:  48 GP,  24-16-8,  56 pts, (7 in Conf, 3 in Central), 124 GF, 115 GA, Last 10 5-2-3,  WON 4

ANA:  48 GP,  30-12-6,  66 pts, (2 in Conf, 1 in Pacific), 140 GF, 118 GA,  Last 10 5-4-1, LOST 1

DET Road:  11-9-4 (10)

ANA Home:  16-7-1 (7)

REGULAR SEASON TEAM STATISTICS:

DET:  0.583 point% (14), 2.54 G/G (20), 2.29 GA/G (5), 1.10 5-5 F/A (7), 18.4 PP% (15), 81.7 PK% (12), 30.1 S/G (10), 27.5 SA/G (7), 50.8 FO% (10)

ANA:  0.688 point% (3), 2.79 G/G (8), 2.40 GA/G (11), 1.28 5-5 F/A (5), 21.5 PP% (4), 81.5 PK% (13) 28.1 S/G (21), 27.9 SA/G (9), 47.5 FO% (26)

Goal Differential/Game:

DET = +0.25

ANA =  +0.39

PLAYOFF TEAM STATISTICS:

DET:  0.00 point% (9), 1.00 G/G (7), 3.00 GA/G (13), 1.00 5-5 F/A (4), 25.0 PP% (6), 50.0 PK% (11), 22.0 S/G (11), 27.0 SA/G (9), 51.8 FO% (4)

ANA:  1.00 point% (1), 3.00 G/G (3), 1.00 GA/G (6), 0.00 5-5 F/A (10), 50.0 PP% (1), 75.0 PK% (11) 27.0 S/G (7), 22.0 SA/G (6), 48.2 FO% (9)

PLAYOFF PLAYER STATS:

DET Skaters:

POS Player GP G A PTS +/-  ATOI

R Daniel Cleary 1 1 0 1 -1  14:54
R Patrick Eaves 1 0 1 1 0  10:36
D Jakub Kindl 1 0 1 1 -1  21:15
C Pavel Datsyuk 1 0 0 0 -1  20:46
L Henrik Zetterberg 1 0 0 0 -1  21:20
D Niklas Kronwall 1 0 0 0 -1  22:01
R Jordin Tootoo 1 0 0 0 0  6:24
C Valtteri Filppula 1 0 0 0 0  14:31
D Jonathan Ericsson 1 0 0 0 0  18:38
D Kyle Quincey 1 0 0 0 0  18:18
C Johan Franzen 1 0 0 0 -1  16:56
L Justin Abdelkader 1 0 0 0 0  16:39
C Cory Emmerton 1 0 0 0 0 10:11
D Brendan Smith 1 0 0 0 0  17:26
C Joakim Andersson 1 0 0 0 0  15:23
C Gustav Nyquist 1 0 0 0 0  15:07
C Damien Brunner 1 0 0 0 0  15:19
D Danny DeKeyser 1 0 0 0 0  19:31

DET Goalies:

Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT

Jimmy Howard 1,  0-1,  2.03,  0.923
 

ANA Skaters:

R Teemu Selanne 1 1 0 1 0  13:34
D Francois Beauchemin 1 1 0 1 1  25:38
C Ryan Getzlaf 1 0 1 1 1  17:15
C Daniel Winnik 1 0 1 1 1 20:06
L Matt Beleskey 1 0 1 1 0  9:08
D Ben Lovejoy 1 0 1 1 0  17:51
C Nick Bonino 1 1 0 1 0  16:45
D Cam Fowler 1 0 1 1 0  21:42
C Saku Koivu 1 0 0 0 0  18:25
D Sheldon Souray 1 0 0 0 1  21:26
D Toni Lydman 1 0 0 0 0  16:31
D Bryan Allen 1 0 0 0 0  16:52
C David Steckel 1 0 0 0 0  9:11
R Corey Perry 1 0 0 0 1  17:12
R Bobby Ryan 1 0 0 0 0 15:40
C Andrew Cogliano 1 0 0 0 0  16:48
C Kyle Palmieri 1 0 0 0 0  10:27
R Emerson Etem 1 0 0 0 0  9:07

ANA Goalies:

Jonas Hiller 1,  1-0,  1.00,  0.955

THE HOCKEY NEWS - TOTT:

(No players listed for either team.  The players below are from end of regular season)

DET - HOT:

Johan Franzen  5 pts in last 4 GP
Justin Abdelkader 2 pts in last 2 GP
Jonathan Ericsson 3 pts in last 4 GP
Niklas Kronwall  3 pts in last 4 GP
Jimmy Howard  4-0-0, 0.75, .969 in last 4 GPI

DET - NOT HOT:

Kyle Quincey  0 pts in last 5 GP
Jakub Kindl  0 pts in last 7 GP

ANA - HOT:

Bobby Ryan  2 pts in last 2 GP
Cam Fowler  2 pts in last 2 GP
Matt Beleskey  2 pts in last 2 GP
Kyle Palmieri  4 pts in last 5 GP
Francois Beauchemin  2 pts in last 3 GP
Jonas Hiller  2-0-0, 1.00, .965 in last 2 GPI

ANA - NOT HOT:

None listed.

Injury Report:

DET:

Bertuzzi, Todd  Strained back  day-to-day
Helm, Darren  Back injury  injured reserve
Miller, Drew  Broken right hand  remainder of the regular season
Samuelsson, Mikael  Pectoral Injuries  sidelined indefinitely

ANA:

Sbisa, Luca  Lower body injury  day-to-day

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The diggers hint that there may be a serial killer sighting tonight:  After the Red Wings' off-ice workout, coach Mike Babcock said he hadn't decided on potential lineup changes for Game.

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MsRedWinger's avatar

Not sure I’m happy about the Bertuzzi thing.  That line has been very energetic and they skate fast.  How can Bert possibly keep up after not playing for so long?  And what if he tweaks his back after his first shift….

Oh hell, just one more thing to be nervous about, I guess.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/02/13 at 03:34 PM ET

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Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 05/02/13 at 01:58 PM ET

Superstitions… love it!  I rubbed every Winged Wheel before leaving the house.  My fall back is a Red Bandana - very similar to what you are sporting in avatar. 

LGRW!!

Posted by klank from the finest hot tub in Marin on 05/02/13 at 03:44 PM ET

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Happy Birthday, Captain!

2, 3 or more goals, I am hoping for a win.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 05/02/13 at 04:23 PM ET

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Not so sure about ‘Tuzzi for Tootoo, unless the eskimo is hurt. (Could be… only logged 6 mins last game). Tootoo brings speed and agitation, and we’ve all see what happens when the Schmucks get agitated.

**Kicks stick

Posted by CaptNorris5 from The Winged Wheel, stuck in Chicago on 05/02/13 at 04:37 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Not so sure about ‘Tuzzi for Tootoo, unless the eskimo is hurt.

Posted by CaptNorris5 from The Winged Wheel, stuck in Chicago on 05/02/13 at 05:37 PM ET

Can’t remember which game it was, but, Tootoo took a pretty good slash to the hand/wrist.
It was in one of the last two games

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/02/13 at 05:54 PM ET

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In the likely event that Bertuzzi gets hurt again, you could always plug in Samuelsson.  *rolls eyes*

Posted by jeweler from Grand Rapids, Michigan on 05/02/13 at 06:13 PM ET

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....happy birthday westwing !!.....take it from me, closing in on that govt. cheese…..it gets much more interesting, with a few advantages…...you can hide your own easter eggs…..you sleep with a different woman every night….family give you that “i’m so sorry” look,, but they don’t know you couldn’t care less, because you’re watching beanie and cecil in your mind, having a great time…....“d.j., you dirty guy !! “.....“nyuh uh uh”...

....and chief, “tonight’s the night we run up a fortune on the ducks’ credit card”...

Posted by dingus from the salty great lake on 05/02/13 at 09:07 PM ET

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.....oooppss….see ???....i’m displaying the symptoms…..well, anyway, happy birthday, captain….....actually, happy birthday, everyone !!!....now, where was i ??....oh yeah….go seals !!!!

Posted by dingus from the salty great lake on 05/02/13 at 09:17 PM ET

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