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GDT - WCQF Game 6: Red Wings (2-3) host Ducks (3-2) 8:00

The teams have alternated wins throughout the series, and DET are hoping that trend continues tonight.

Sparty will be back in the lineup tonight, no word yet on who gets the short-stick - - though I'm sure opinions will vary on just who that should be.

The "D" pairs, not named Kronwall and E-52, have got to be better.  Said Uncle Mike:  “Our best (defense) pair, (Jonathan) Ericsson and (Niklas) Kronwall, have done a great job for us. I think they’re the best pair by far in the series."

This could be the last time, bitches.

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:  0.400 point% (11), 2.20 G/G (11), 3.20 GA/G (11), 0.75 5-5 F/A (12), 25.0 PP% (4), 71.4 PK% (14), 31.4 S/G (9), 31.0 SA/G (5), 51.9 FO% (5)

ANA:  0.600 point% (7), 3.20 G/G (6), 2.20 GA/G (6), 1.33 5-5 F/A (5), 28.6 PP% (3), 75.0 PK% (13) 31.0 S/G (11), 31.4 SA/G (8), 48.1 FO% (12)

PLAYOFF PLAYER STATS:

DET Skaters:

POS Player GP G A PTS +/-  ATOI

C Damien Brunner 5 2 3 5 -1  13:43
C Pavel Datsyuk 5 1 3 4 0  20:57
R Daniel Cleary 5 1 2 3 -2  16:38
L Henrik Zetterberg 5 0 3 3 0  20:42
C Johan Franzen 5 3 0 3 -4  20:22
D Kyle Quincey 5 0 2 2 -2  19:18
D Brendan Smith 5 1 1 2 -2  19:32
C Joakim Andersson 5 0 2 2 -1  14:43
C Gustav Nyquist 5 1 1 2 1  13:10
R Mikael Samuelsson 3 1 0 1 1  16:16
C Valtteri Filppula 5 0 1 1 -2  18:01
R Patrick Eaves 5 0 1 1 -2  10:53
D Jakub Kindl 5 0 1 1 0  19:06
L Justin Abdelkader 3 1 0 1 1 14:57
R Todd Bertuzzi 3 0 0 0 -1  10:51
D Niklas Kronwall 5 0 0 0 -3  25:21
R Jordin Tootoo 1 0 0 0 0  6:24
D Jonathan Ericsson 5 0 0 0 -1  21:17
C Cory Emmerton 5 0 0 0 -3  11:40
D Brian Lashoff 3 0 0 0 0  18:00
D Danny DeKeyser 2 0 0 0 0  17:53

DET Goalies:

Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT

Jimmy Howard 5,  2-3,  2.84,  0.903

ANA Skaters:

C Ryan Getzlaf 5 3 2 5 3  21:10
C Nick Bonino 5 3 1 4 2  16:24
C Kyle Palmieri 5 2 2 4 4  10:38
R Teemu Selanne 5 1 2 3 2  14:15
C Saku Koivu 5 1 2 3 -2  18:45
D Francois Beauchemin 5 1 2 3 -1  26:13
R Bobby Ryan 5 1 2 3 1  16:16
L Matt Beleskey 5 2 1 3 1  11:33
C David Steckel 5 1 1 2 1  10:08
D Ben Lovejoy 5 0 2 2 5  19:47
D Cam Fowler 5 0 2 2 3  22:16
R Emerson Etem 5 1 1 2 3  12:18
D Sheldon Souray 4 0 1 1 0 21:47
D Bryan Allen 5 0 1 1 1  18:28
R Corey Perry 5 0 1 1 1 19:56
C Daniel Winnik 5 0 1 1 -3  16:20
C Andrew Cogliano 5 0 1 1 -1  15:48
D Toni Lydman 3 0 0 0 1  15:08
D Luca Sbisa 3 0 0 0 -2  22:23

ANA Goalies:

Jonas Hiller 5,  3-2,  2.08,  0.930

THE HOCKEY NEWS - TOTT:

DET - HOT:

Damien Brunner  5 pts in last 4 GP
Henrik Zetterberg  2 pts in last 2 GP
Brendan Smith  2 pts in last 2 GP

DET - NOT HOT:

Todd Bertuzzi  0 pts in last 3 GP
Jakub Kindl  0 pts in last 4 GP
Niklas Kronwall  0 pts in last 5 GP

ANA - HOT:

Kyle Palmieri  4 pts in last 4 GP
Jonas Hiller  2-1-0, 1.52, .951 in last 3 GPI

ANA - NOT HOT:

No players listed

Injury Report:

DET:

DeKeyser, Danny  Broken thumb  remainder of the playoffs
Helm, Darren  Back injury  injured reserve
Miller, Drew  Broken right hand  remainder of the regular season

ANA:

Lydman, Toni  Head injury  day-to-day

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Little Redhead's avatar

Thanks Okie!

I am not ready to get off this train, so please WIN!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 05/10/13 at 03:54 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Isn’t it 8 o’clock YET?

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/10/13 at 03:59 PM ET

John W.'s avatar

NHL screwing Wings fans 1 more time:

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=670170&navid=nhl:topheads

No excuse to have a Game 7 on at 10PM on a Sunday night when one of the teams is in the Eastern time zone.  Absolutely none.

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 05/10/13 at 04:04 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

And although I have no defense, I have never understand the concept or desire to urinate on someone else’s grave until today.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 05/10/13 at 04:06 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

No excuse to have a Game 7 on at 10PM on a Sunday night when one of the teams is in the Eastern time zone.  Absolutely none.

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 05/10/13 at 04:04 PM ET

Seriously, what the Heck.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 05/10/13 at 04:09 PM ET

BC's avatar

Jeff, this looks like a lot of work but is a good pre-game read.  Thanks for doing it every game.

I keep telling myself after this roller-coaster of a season that any win going forward is a bonus - that this team with it’s injuries and inability to acquire quality veteran help has from most points of view overachieved.

However, I tell myself this but I am not listening.  It’s The Wings, damn it.  Unless the guy with the WInged Wheel and the “C” on his sweater is being handed The Cup at the end of it the season has been a disappointment.

Count me among those who are scratching his head ad Eaves sitting.  The guy has been hell on wheels (blades).

Posted by BC on 05/10/13 at 04:10 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Seriously, what the Heck.
Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 05/10/13 at 04:09 PM ET

Little Gar’s way of making up for not giving these teams a 2 day break mid series like everyone else?

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 05/10/13 at 04:14 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

NHL screwing Wings fans 1 more time:
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=670170&navid=nhl:topheads
No excuse to have a Game 7 on at 10PM on a Sunday night when one of the teams is in the Eastern time zone.  Absolutely none.
Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 05/10/13 at 04:04 PM ET

Game 7 is set to start 47 hours after game 6 is over (assuming no overtime). Moving the game to earlier in the day with a transcontinental flight thrown in makes no sense. Give the guys the extra recovery hours and keep the routine of playing at night. Hockey is supposed to be played at night. Matinees suck and the Wings suck at matinees. I’m glad they kept it a night game.

And Okie, thanks for all your hard work this season. I hope you have a lot more work to do before it is over.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 05/10/13 at 04:16 PM ET

HockeyTownTodd's avatar

No excuse to have a Game 7 on at 10PM on a Sunday night when one of the teams is in the Eastern time zone.  Absolutely none.
Posted by John W.

Unless it has been predetermined there will be no game 7.
B

rad Watson-23
Marc Joannette-25
#$%^ me.
Posted by MOWingsfan19

Injuries and officiating, fellas….
Injuries and OFFICIATING

Posted by HockeyTownTodd on 05/10/13 at 04:22 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Injuries and officiating, fellas….
Injuries and OFFICIATING

Posted by HockeyTownTodd on 05/10/13 at 04:22 PM ET

We getcha, Gramps.  And I’ve tried to harp on that relentlessly since the playoffs started.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 05/10/13 at 04:28 PM ET

John W.'s avatar

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 05/10/13 at 04:16 PM ET

They hardly ever play Sunday games that late.  Especially a Game 7, unless both teams are West Coast teams.  It’s easy to like it when you live in California, but to those of us living back east who have jobs where they have to get up ealry (like 5am) it sucks to continually have to stay up until 1am or later, especially for a Game 7. 

Should have been an earlier start on a Sunday.

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 05/10/13 at 04:29 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Just for more game day nervous chatter, one of the teams seem due for a night where everything goes wrong.  Maybe it’s the Duks turn.  Aside from blowing the Major PP we did have numerous shots close and off the bar, and all series long there have been a dozen pucks skittering and stealthily moving along the ice around Hiller and he hasn’t known where they are.  He’s not Fleury, but he may kick one or two of those in.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 05/10/13 at 04:40 PM ET

monkey's avatar

As stated earlier, Franzen is now due for an eight goal outburst.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 05/10/13 at 04:46 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

No excuse to have a Game 7 on at 10PM on a Sunday night when one of the teams is in the Eastern time zone.  Absolutely none.

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 05/10/13 at 04:04 PM ET

I’ll be happy to have a Game 7, no matter what time it’s on. 

And next year, no more of that sh!t.

Isn’t it 8 o’clock YET?

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/10/13 at 05:33 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

I’ve already started on my classic, Stone IPA.  It was my first IPA and remains my baseline.

I was thinking earlier today that Franzen was due for 6 foals tonight.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 05/10/13 at 06:15 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I’ll be happy to have a Game 7, no matter what time it’s on.

And next year, no more of that sh!t.

Isn’t it 8 o’clock YET?

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/10/13 at 05:33 PM ET

Yes indeed, MsRedWinger. Yes, indeed.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/10/13 at 06:16 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

on Babcock having inside information affecting his decision to bench Eaves and keep a bigger line up -

By “inside information” does Babcock mean someone is going head hunting on Abdelkader for payback and we need Bertuzzi in there as the only viable backup?

from me.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 05/10/13 at 06:20 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Should I suit up and go bike 5 miles in this beautiful evening?  Play Halo 4 on the xbox, or sit here and look to post meaningless drivel until the 7 pm Tigers game, posting meaningless May baseball drivel until 8 pm face off?

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 05/10/13 at 06:21 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Should I suit up and go bike 5 miles in this beautiful evening?  Play Halo 4 on the xbox, or sit here and look to post meaningless drivel until the 7 pm Tigers game, posting meaningless May baseball drivel until 8 pm face off?
Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 05/10/13 at 06:21 PM ET

Go ride your bike.

As for Babs inside information, didn’t he or Kenny or someone mention that someone was nursing an injury? Might that someone be Eaves?

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 05/10/13 at 06:29 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Bill, I’m going with the meaningless drivel.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/10/13 at 06:31 PM ET

Rdwings28's avatar

Driving to detroit from gr. Founders ipa, rolaids,209 row 6.wannadrive back cheering and honking

Posted by Rdwings28 on 05/10/13 at 06:57 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Driving to detroit from gr. Founders ipa, rolaids,209 row 6.wannadrive back cheering and honking

Posted by Rdwings28 on 05/10/13 at 06:57 PM ET

Loud and proud, man.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 05/10/13 at 07:46 PM ET

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