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GDT - Game #61:  Red Wings at ‘Hawks (8:00)

DET (41-17-2) will skate for a season high 7 game winning streak in the Windy City to take on CHI (32-21-7) for a battle of Central Division and Original Six rivals.  Jimmy F’n Howard will start in goal for the first time since he broke his right index finger on Feb. 2.  The Blackhawks have won three in a row, following a miserable stint where they were winless in 9 games (0-8-1).

Sorry the GDT is late, I was dropping off Rambo, who starts his basic training today.

LGRW.

Oh crap, the Emperor says Datysuk had his knee scoped - out two weeks.

Central Division Standings:

GP W L OTL PTS ROW
1 DET 60 41 17 2 84 34
2 STL 59 36 16 7 79 34
3 NSH 59 34 19 6 74 31
4 CHI 60 32 21 7 71 28
5 CBJ 59 17 35 7 41 14

Team Records:

DET:  60 GP,  41-17-2, 84 pts, (1 in Conf, 1 in Central), 190 GF, 139 GA, Last 10 8-1-1, WON 6

CHI:  60 GP,  32-21-7, 71 pts, (6 in Conf, 4 in Central), 189 GF, 178 GA, Last 10 3-6-1, WON 3

Home/Away Record:

DET road:  15-15-1 (10th)
CHI road:  20-6-4 (3rd)

Stats (rank):

DET:  .700 point% (2), 3.05 G/G (5), 2.30 GA/G (5), 1.54 5-5 F/A (1), 17.5 PP% (14), 81.4 PK% (20), 32.7 S/G (4), 27.0 SA/G (3),  51.4 FO% (7).

CHI:  .592 point% (11), 3.08 G/G (4), 2.92 GA/G (23), 1.01 5-5 F/A (12), 16.4 PP% (19), 78.9 PK% (26), 32.0 S/G (6), 29.2 SA/G (10), 51.5% (6).

Goal Differential/Game:

DET = +0.75
CHI =  +0.16

Player Stats:
DET Skaters:
GP,  G, A, PTS,  +/-,  ATOI
C Pavel Datsyuk 59 16 43 59 18 19:22 #4 in Assists
C Johan Franzen 60 23 24 47 27 17:42 #4 in +/-
L Henrik Zetterberg 60 13 33 46 8 19:32
C Valtteri Filppula 59 16 29 45 15 17:42
C Jiri Hudler 59 18 17 35 6 15:08
D Nicklas Lidstrom 59 10 21 31 26 23:55 #5 in +/-
R Todd Bertuzzi 53 12 17 29 21 15:42
D Ian White 56 6 22 28 28 23:26 #3 in +/-
R Danny Cleary 55 11 16 27 12 16:12
D Niklas Kronwall 60 12 12 24 -1 22:28
L Drew Miller 58 12 10 22 11 12:27
C Darren Helm 56 6 13 19 4 14:20
L Tomas Holmstrom 52 8 10 18 -5 11:48
L Justin Abdelkader 60 6 11 17 5 12:00
D Brad Stuart 59 5 9 14 16 20:47
D Jonathan Ericsson 60 1 9 10 17 16:52
D Jakub Kindl 46 1 9 10 6 13:49
C Cory Emmerton 49 6 3 9 3 7:54
R Chris Conner 7 1 2 3 2 10:52
D Mike Commodore 17 0 2 2 3 11:29
L Jan Mursak 8 0 2 2 2 7:00
D Brendan Smith 3 0 2 2 -1 14:54
R Patrick Eaves 10 0 1 1 0 11:02
L Fabian Brunnstrom 5 0 1 1 -2 9:03
C Gustav Nyquist 5 0 1 1 1 7:53
C Joakim Andersson 4 0 0 0 1 6:45

DET Goalies:
Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT
Ty Conklin 11, 3-5-0,  3.40,  0.878
Jimmy Howard 44,  32-11-1, 2.03,  0.924 #1 in Wins,  #3 in Shutouts, #5 in GAA
Joey MacDonald 8,  6-1-1,  1.66,  0.934

CHI Skaters:
GP,  G, A, PTS,  +/-,  ATOI
R Marian Hossa 59 23 35 58 23 19:43
C Jonathan Toews 59 29 28 57 17 20:50 #5 in Goals
R Patrick Sharp 52 24 27 51 21 19:25
R Patrick Kane 60 13 36 49 13 19:57
D Duncan Keith 57 4 29 33 12 26:47
L Viktor Stalberg 57 16 16 32 3 13:25
C Dave Bolland 56 17 13 30 -5 16:10
D Nick Leddy 60 3 24 27 -11 22:08
D Brent Seabrook 56 5 19 24 14 24:04
L Andrew Brunette 59 9 11 20 -10 12:57
C Marcus Kruger 50 6 10 16 0 14:30
D Steve Montador 51 5 9 14 4 14:57
L Bryan Bickell 49 6 7 13 -5 11:10
R Michael Frolik 51 5 8 13 -9 13:26
R Jamal Mayers 60 5 7 12 0 9:39
D Niklas Hjalmarsson 54 1 11 12 5 20:31
C Brendan Morrison 33 4 7 11 -2 13:33
L Daniel Carcillo 28 2 9 11 10 11:24
C Andrew Shaw 19 5 4 9 -7 14:34
D Sean O’Donnell 43 0 7 7 -4 13:48
R Jimmy Hayes 15 4 3 7 -1 11:29
D Sami Lepisto 17 1 1 2 4 11:02
R Ben Smith 13 2 0 2 -5 9:48
C Brandon Pirri 5 0 2 2 2 13:31
L John Scott 26 0 1 1 0 7:17
D Dylan Olsen 8 0 1 1 1 17:19
L Rostislav Olesz 6 0 0 0 -1 9:06
L Jeremy Morin 3 0 0 0 -1 8:51
L Brandon Saad 2 0 0 0 0 14:01

CHI Goalies:
Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT
Corey Crawford 42,  21-14-5,  2.87,  0.902
Ray Emery 23,  11-7-2,  2.82,  0.899

TSN - HOT and NOT:

DET: Hot:
Nicklas Lidstrom (D) 3 pts in last 4 GP
Henrik Zetterberg (C/LW) 6 pts in last 4 GP
Drew Miller (LW/RW) 2 pts in last 2 GP
Pavel Datsyuk (C/LW) 4 pts in last 4 GP
Valtteri Filppula (LW/C) 3 pts in last 4 GP
Joey MacDonald (G) 3-0-0, 1.33, .947 in last 3 GPI

DET: Not Hot:
Tomas Holmstrom (RW/LW) 0 pts in last 13 GP
Todd Bertuzzi (RW/LW) 2 pts in last 7 GP

CHI: Hot:
Duncan Keith (D) 3 pts in last 2 GP
Patrick Sharp (W/C) 4 pts in last 2 GP
Jonathan Toews (C) 5 pts in last 3 GP
Patrick Kane (RW/C) 3 pts in last 2 GP
Marian Hossa (RW) 4 pts in last 3 GP
Bryan Bickell (LW) 2 pts in last 2 GP
David Bolland (C) 2 pts in last 2 GP
Corey Crawford (G) 2-0-0, 1.00, .969 in last 2 GPI

CHI: Not Hot:
Jimmy Hayes (RW) 0 pts in last 5 GP
Viktor Stalberg (LW/RW) 1 pts in last 6 GP
Ray Emery (G) 0-4-0, 3.68, .864 in last 6 GPI

Injury Report:

DET:
Patrick Eaves (RW) Jaw injury (Injured reserve)

CHI:
Steve Montador (D) Upper body injury (Injured reserve)
Dan Carcillo (LW/RW) Left knee surgery (Injured reserve)
Niklas Hjalmarsson (D) Concussion (Day to day)

Jeff Sagarin NHL Ratings, USAToday

MONDAY FEBRUARY 20

HOME ADVANTAGE=  0.57 RATING   W   L SCHEDL(RANK) VS top 10 | VS top 16

1 Detroit Red Wings     =  4.89   41 19   4.00(  10)  12   6 |  20 12
11 Chicago Blackhawks     =  4.10   32 28   3.98(  19)  8 13 |  11 18
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Cleary is expected to be reunited on the third line with Darren Helm and Drew Miller, who has a career-high 12 goals.

Conk cleared waivers.

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42jeff's avatar

Injury Report:

DET:
Patrick Eaves (RW) Jaw injury (Injured reserve)

And now Pav for a knee surgury.  Ugh.

Oh…and add to that 19 livers for severe alcohol poisoning.

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 02/21/12 at 03:03 PM ET

Bent's avatar

The Pav thing really sucks.  Let’s hope it’s like Jimmy’s injury though, and someone, or multiple people, step up to make up for it.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 02/21/12 at 03:05 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Eff you Jobu & the month of February while I’m at it.
This is a huge opportunity for guys to step it up & maybe really give us something to rally around for the stretch drive to the playoffs here. Let’s just hope Jimmy is 100% ready to go….

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 02/21/12 at 03:08 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Our young bucks have a real opportunity here to stand out. I’m looking at Mursak, Emmerton and Kindl to pick up some slack.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/21/12 at 03:11 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

No hyperbole here. The sky really is falling.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/21/12 at 03:11 PM ET

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Eff you Jobu & the month of February while I’m at it.

Yeah, the 7-1-1 run in February including winning 6 straight has been a real bastard…

Posted by Garth on 02/21/12 at 03:13 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Oh…and add to that 19 livers for severe alcohol poisoning.
Posted by 42jeff from Minot, North Dakota on 02/21/12 at 01:03 PM ET

Like VooX said in an LB last week, it’s 5:00 p.m. somewhere.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/21/12 at 03:13 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Thanks, Okie.

Jimmy is back?
grin
Pasha is out?
sick

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/21/12 at 03:18 PM ET

peiz11's avatar

Well, better now than later right? I guess?

Like others said, young guys gotta keep stepping up!  Time to kick the crap out of little brother.

Posted by peiz11 from Minneapolis on 02/21/12 at 03:21 PM ET

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Ya know, I could have just kept on with my busy day, and not stolen a few moments to read about the Wings.

I could still be oblivious to the fact that PAVEL EFF-ING DATSUK HAD A KNEE SCOPED.

Piss, shit, and corruption.

Posted by dougie on 02/21/12 at 03:34 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Yeah, the 7-1-1 run in February including winning 6 straight has been a real bastard…

One good February doesn’t negate the last one or the one before that or…..
Not knocking the W’s & points by any means, just once I’d like to see this month pass us by without piling up injuries and or losses was all.
If nothing else, the Jobu bug forced Tick Tock’s hand on the back up goalie situation.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 02/21/12 at 03:35 PM ET

SYF's avatar

‘Ello, Jeff.  Short and simple GDT.  I like it.

Cleary is expected to be reunited on the third line with Darren Helm and Drew Miller, who has a career-high 12 goals.

I should call that line, “The Big Tits Line.”

Dan Cleary.
Darren Helm.
Drew Miller.

Big Tits, indeed.


Referees:
Stephane Auger (15)  <==========
Chris Lee (28)

Linesmen:
David Briesbois (96)
Mike Ckik (88)

Along with the news that Dangles is out for two weeks, my Mardi Gras is ruined.  A Red Wings win is a cure all…for now until Dangles returns.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 02/21/12 at 03:42 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Sorry the GDT is late, I was dropping off Rambo, who starts his basic training today.

Wishing him the very best and all my prayers, Jeff.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 02/21/12 at 03:43 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Posted by SYF from a “Bron-Y-Aur Stomp” on 02/21/12 at 01:43 PM ET

Thanks SYF.  A very melancholy day here.

Per the Emperor:

Toews out and Niklas Hjalmarsson won’t play either.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/21/12 at 03:55 PM ET

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just once I’d like to see this month pass us by without piling up injuries and or losses was all.

Well, it’s not like there were any significant injuries beforehand (and no, I don’t count Eaves because he was sitting out as many games as he was playing before he got injured) and the fact that the Wings are sitting at the top of the entire league right now and the fact of the Wings’ record so far during the month, it’s hard for me to see the dire circumstances other people see.

Posted by Garth on 02/21/12 at 03:55 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Thanks SYF.  A very melancholy day here.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/21/12 at 01:55 PM ET

Make more sons.  LOL

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 02/21/12 at 04:00 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Garth, they are on top of the league, for now, but how can you be so Norman Vincent Peal when our all star Vezina candidate goalie has been out for three weeks with a broken finger and now the greatest player on ice is gone for weeks with a knee injury. What do you think of our chances are without Pavs in Lil Gary’s skills comp?  How more inept will the 15% PP be without Pavs in the lineup.

Your glass may be half full but mine sure as hell is half empty.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/21/12 at 04:08 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Thanks Oakie!  Glad 42Jeff found ya. Pretty exciting, yet humbling stuff as Rambo jumps off on the adventure of a lifetime. Blessings to him.  I know I have said it before, but, many thanks for the sacrifice. 

LGRW !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 02/21/12 at 04:34 PM ET

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What do you think of our chances are without Pavs in Lil Gary’s skills comp?

Chances are we will get at least 1 point.

Posted by dougie on 02/21/12 at 04:39 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Sorry the GDT is late, I was dropping off Rambo, who starts his basic training today.

I would like to thank Rambo for everything. It can’t be easy being a Father right aboot now.
Bless your brave boys, and Godspeed to both of them.

Thanks OAkie.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/21/12 at 04:59 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Thank you, Kate.

Babcock’s lines:

Franzen-Zetterberg-Bertuzzi
Cleary-Filppula-Hudler
Miller-Helm-Sparty
Homer-Emmerton-Mursak

LGRW

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/21/12 at 05:10 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Thank you too Rumbear.

I am ridiculously proud of both of them, but terribly concerned too.  Thankfully, Jeff Jr. should be out of Afghanistan very soon.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/21/12 at 05:13 PM ET

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What do you think of our chances are without Pavs in Lil Gary’s skills comp?  How more inept will the 15% PP be without Pavs in the lineup.

I don’t know, what were our chances of going 7-1-1 when our Vezina-calibre goalie went down to injury?

Maybe with Datsyuk out, IF we have any games that end in the skills comp, Babcock picks someone other than the SIX players who have taken shots all year.  Maybe without Datsyuk to lean (both in offense and defense), the team is forced to buckle down a little more defensively.

They ARE on top of the league right now and they’re not going to fall out of playoff contention because Datsyuk misses 6-7 games.

And you can’t honestly think that the Red Wings are only as successful as Datsyuk or you mustn’t think very highly of the team you cheer for.  Seriously, he’s got four goals in the last twenty games and the team has won 16 of those twenty.  He’s not the be-all end-all of the team.

Posted by Garth on 02/21/12 at 05:19 PM ET

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He’s not the be-all end-all of the team.

Yeah, but he lives in the same zip code.

Posted by dougie on 02/21/12 at 06:06 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Babcock’s lines:

Franzen-Zetterberg-Bertuzzi
Cleary-Filppula-Hudler
Miller-Helm-Sparty  <=====
Homer-Emmerton-Mursak

LGRW

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/21/12 at 03:10 PM ET

So much for the Big Tits Line BUT there are two Spartans on that line with God.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 02/21/12 at 06:08 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

From the CBC.ca preview:

The Red Wings will be looking to win seven consecutive games for the third time this season.

Fifteen of Detroit’s 17 regulation losses this season have come on the road.

Detroit’s defensemen have scored an NHL-leading 35 goals this season, while the Blackhawks’ defesemen have scored just 19.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/21/12 at 06:17 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

nobody here has mentioned this…

http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/7599166/detroit-red-wings-land-kyle-quincey-colorado-avalanche-three-team-trade

The Detroit Red Wings have landed Colorado Avalanche defenseman Kyle Quincey in a three-team deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

In exchange for Quincey, the Avs received Lightning right wing Steve Downie and Detroit sent minor league defenseman Sebastien Piche and its first-round pick in 2012 to Tampa Bay.

Quincey, who has 18 assists and 23 points through 52 games this year, is on pace for his second-best season since entering the NHL on a full-time basis in 2008 with Los Angeles.

Detroit originally drafted Quincey 132nd overall in 2003.

The 24-year-old Downie has 12 goals and 16 assists this season for Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay and Colorado entered Tuesday in 11th place in their respective conferences, while Detroit has the best record in the league.

Downie and Quincey are set to become restricted free agents July 1.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 02/21/12 at 08:02 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Didn’t someone hit Dangle in the knee a few games ago. I vaguely remember something of that nature. Anyone?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/21/12 at 08:27 PM ET

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Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 02/21/12 at 06:02 PM ET

Quincey eh?  He has 5 goals 18 assists in 54 games and is a -1. He fights a bit too.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/21/12 at 08:35 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Since the 1967 expansion from the Original 6, Has Montreal or Toronto made the playoffs more than 20 consecutive years?

I’m no pharmacist, and I ain’t gonna waste my time fact-checking, but I’m pretty certain that St. Lose is the only other NHL team beside the almighty Wings in the expansion era to make the playoffs 20 consecutive times. And we all know how many time the Blose have won the Cup, Zero.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/21/12 at 09:10 PM ET

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I’m not sure I like the Quincey deal. Like Hudler’s experience in the KHL, it will take Quincey a while to unlearn the Divalanche way of doing things and relearn how to play Red Wing Hockey. Though if it cuts down on E52’s ice time, I suppose I can’t complain too loudly. It also seems like a very steep price to pay.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/21/12 at 09:14 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Thanks, Okie and best of luck to Rambo.

LGRW !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 02/21/12 at 09:35 PM ET

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