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GDT - WCSF Game 1: Red Wings (0-0) at ‘Hawks (0-0) 8:00

How CHI got here:

W  2-1 (OT), W 5-2, L 2-3 (OT), W 3-0, W 5-1 - - - apparently, by laying waste to Minny (see below).

In the first round, a few prognisticators gave the Wings a chance.  Not so in round 2, everybody and their dog have the 'Hawks winning this series (oh, just stop looking in the mirror); statistically you can readily see why.  Little brother are a freaking machine.  But, as some of you remember (all too horribly well), the machine doesn't always win. 

The Wings are playing with house money this series - - and maybe that'll give them a chance.  If so, Jimmah will have to be amazing, and some of the skaters will have to play - - at least to expectations, if not outta their minds.

The 'Hawks are rusty and under pressure - - the Wings steal game 1.

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

CHI:  48 GP,  36-7-5,  77 pts, (1 in Conf, 1 in Central), 155 GF, 102 GA,  Last 10 7-2-1, LOST 1

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)

CHI:  0.802 point% (1), 3.10 G/G (2), 2.02 GA/G (1), 1.52 5-5 F/A (1), 16.7 PP% (19), 87.2 PK% (3) 31.1 S/G (5), 26.2 SA/G (4), 50.8 FO% (11)

Yea, yea; I hear you. The regular season means nothing now.  Well, it is a 48 game sample, and the 'Hawks numbers are damn impressive; just saying.

Goal Differential/Game:

DET = +0.25

CHI =  +1.08

PLAYOFF TEAM STATISTICS:

DET:  0.571 point% (7), 2.57 G/G (9), 3.00 GA/G (11), 0.92 5-5 F/A (9), 24.0 PP% (4), 72.0 PK% (14), 31.1 S/G (11), 32.1 SA/G (9), 51.8 FO% (4)

CHI:  0.800 point% (1), 3.40 G/G (3), 1.40 GA/G (1), 1.86 5-5 F/A (2), 15.4 PP% (10), 100.0 PK% (1), 33.8 S/G (4), 27.8 SA/G (2), 49.8 FO% (9)

Fer fuchs sake, apparently I was not paying enough attention to the beat-down the 'Hawks put on the Ingalls sisters.  Geebuz.

PLAYOFF PLAYER STATS:

DET Skaters:

POS Player GP G A PTS +/-  ATOI

L Henrik Zetterberg 7 3 5 8 3  20:30
C Pavel Datsyuk 7 2 5 7 2  21:10
R Daniel Cleary 7 2 3 5 -1  16:37
C Damien Brunner 7 2 3 5 -1  13:26
C Valtteri Filppula 7 1 3 4 -1  18:00
C Johan Franzen 7 3 0 3 -5  20:00
L Justin Abdelkader 5 2 1 3 4  16:42
R Mikael Samuelsson 5 1 1 2 -1  13:04
D Kyle Quincey 7 0 2 2 -2  19:03
D Jakub Kindl 7 0 2 2 1  18:33
D Brendan Smith 7 1 1 2 -3  19:26
C Joakim Andersson 7 0 2 2 -1  14:44
C Gustav Nyquist 7 1 1 2 1  13:10
D Niklas Kronwall 7 0 1 1 -2  25:20
D Jonathan Ericsson 7 0 1 1 2  21:50
R Patrick Eaves 6 0 1 1 -2  10:14
R Todd Bertuzzi 5 0 0 0 -2  10:00
D Carlo Colaiacovo 2 0 0 0 0  15:25
R Jordin Tootoo 1 0 0 0 0  6:24
C Cory Emmerton 6 0 0 0 -4  11:02
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 7,  4-3,  2.74,  0.911

CHI Skaters:

R Marian Hossa 5 3 3 6 3  20:03  Tick-tock
R Patrick Sharp 5 5 1 6 4  16:44
D Duncan Keith 5 1 4 5 5  23:21
R Patrick Kane 5 0 5 5 3  19:53
L Bryan Bickell 5 3 1 4 1  12:59
C Andrew Shaw 5 1 3 4 3  15:27
R Michael Frolik 5 2 1 3 1  11:47
C Michal Handzus 5 0 2 2 2  16:46
D Johnny Oduya 5 1 1 2 3  21:02
C Jonathan Toews 5 0 2 2 1  21:09
C Marcus Kruger 5 1 1 2 2  13:30
D Niklas Hjalmarsson 5 0 1 1 5  20:33
L Viktor Stalberg 5 0 1 1 2  12:37
D Nick Leddy 5 0 1 1 -1  18:52
L Brandon Saad 5 0 1 1 0  18:17
D Michal Rozsival 5 0 0 0 3  21:21
D Brent Seabrook 5 0 0 0 1  20:46
L Daniel Carcillo 2 0 0 0 1  6:30
L Brandon Bollig 3 0 0 0 0  7:03

CHI Goalies:

Corey Crawford 5,  4-1,  1.32,  0.950

THE HOCKEY NEWS - TOTT:

DET - HOT:

Valtteri Filppula  3 pts in last 2 GP
Justin Abdelkader  2 pts in last 2 GP
Dan Cleary  2 pts in last 2 GP
Jimmy Howard  2-0-0, 2.48, .929 in last 2 GPI

DET - NOT HOT:


Todd Bertuzzi  0 pts in last 5 GP
 

CHI - HOT:

Marian Hossa  4 pts in last 2 GP
Patrick Sharp  6 pts in last 4 GP
Bryan Bickell  2 pts in last 2 GP
Duncan Keith  5 pts in last 5 GP
Corey Crawford  2-0-0, 0.50, .979 in last 2 GPI

CHI - NOT HOT:

Viktor Stalberg  0 pts in last 4 GP
Brent Seabrook  0 pts in last 5 GP
Michal Rozsival  0 pts in last 5 GP

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

CHI:

Bolland, Dave  Groin  day-to-day
Emery, Ray  Lower body injury  day-to-day

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Khan

Coach Mike Babcock wasn't prepared to reveal his plans for the fourth line. In Game 7 vs. Anaheim, Samuelsson, Todd Bertuzzi and Patrick Eaves took shifts there with Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, who double-shifted.

“I've decided, but I'm not going to tell you until tomorrow, because I'll wait and see what happens,'' Babcock said. "We got some guys bumped, so we'll make that decision at our skate tomorrow.'' . . .

Here are the lines they used:

Johan Franzen-Pavel Datsyuk-Justin Abdelkader

Valtteri Filppula-Henrik Zetterberg-Daniel Cleary

Gustav Nyquist-Joakim Andersson-Damien Brunner

Todd Bertuzzi--Cory Emmerton/Mikael Samuelsson-Patrick Eaves

Jordin Tootoo worked in on the fourth line. Drew Miller, who's hoping to return in the series, and Darren Helm, who has been ruled out of the series, also skated and will travel to Chicago.

The defense remains the same:

Niklas Kronwall-Jonathan Ericsson

Kyle Quincey-Brendan Smith

Carlo Colaiacovo-Jakub Kindl

Ian White (scratched)

Jimmy Howard

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MOWingsfan19's avatar

Proper whore style means no undies 42Jeff.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 05/15/13 at 06:46 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Willl be missing the brginning of the game tonight but am following on my phone and wearing my red and white undies all whore style.

By “undies” you mean “underoos” and by “wearing” you mean “holding them in my hand”, correct?

Posted by monkey from Finland on 05/15/13 at 06:56 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Just turned on NBCSucks. Mayberry and Goober are on already!!!!!  One hour of Squawks love before the game. Lovely.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/15/13 at 07:03 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Just think, we get Edzo doing color for a Hawks/Wings playoff game. He’ll be sooooo impartial

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 05/15/13 at 07:05 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Just turned on NBCSucks. Mayberry and Goober are on already!!!!!  One hour of Squawks love before the game. Lovely.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/15/13 at 07:03 PM ET

I’m lucky to be watching The Mickey Mouse Club with #1 and only Grandson. Me likey.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/15/13 at 07:11 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Proper whore style means no undies 42Jeff.
Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 05/15/13 at 06:46 PM ET

Commando style = whore style.

L.G.R.W!

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 05/15/13 at 07:11 PM ET

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Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/15/13 at 07:11 PM ET

So you’re watching NBCSucks too?  wink

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/15/13 at 07:16 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

In that case I’ve been rocking it whore style since high school Cap’n.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 05/15/13 at 07:17 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

is there gonna be a live blog or is this it?

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 07:18 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

is there gonna be a live blog or is this it?

I would think there will be an LB. Chief is probably finding it difficult to type while in the fetal position.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 05/15/13 at 07:20 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Just turned on NBCSucks. Mayberry and Goober are on already!!!!!  One hour of Squawks love before the game. Lovely.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/15/13 at 07:03 PM ET

correction:

30 min.s for squauks and 30 min.s for rosby ‘highlights’

...  rolleyes

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/15/13 at 07:23 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Will be late to the LB, 19.

LGRW.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 05/15/13 at 07:25 PM ET

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Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/15/13 at 07:23 PM ET

Of course!  Silly me.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/15/13 at 07:35 PM ET

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