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GDT - Game #64:  Red Wings at Blue Jackets (7:00)

The “stand-pat” Red Wings (41-19-3) enter tonight’s tilt at Columbus (18-37-7) in second place in the Central, due to their 3 game losing streak - and the fact that STL seem to have figured out how to win on the road.  The Central Division runner-up will almost certainly start the playoffs with the dreaded 4-5 opening round  match-up (which today would be NSH).  Won’t that be special?

I’m too disappointed to say anything else. Statistically this game shouldn’t even be close, CBJ are awful in every category.  But that assumes that the “so-called” #1 and #2 lines are playing like it fuching matters.  They should, because it absolutely does matter.

lgrw.

Central Division Standings:

GP W L OTL PTS ROW
1 STL 63 39 17 7 85 35
2 DET 63 41 19 3 85 34
3 NSH 63 37 19 7 81 34
4 CHI 64 33 24 7 73 29
5 CBJ 62 18 37 7 43 15

Team Records:

DET:  63 GP,  41-19-3, 85 pts, (4 in Conf, 2 in Central), 197 GF, 149 GA, Last 10 6-3-1, LOST 1

CBJ:  62 GP,  18-37-7, 43 pts, (15 in Conf, 5 in Central), 144 GF, 207 GA, Last 10 4-5-1, LOST 2

Home/Away Record:

DET ROAD:  15-16-1 (15th)
CBJ HOME:  11-17-3 (30th)

Stats (rank):

DET:  .675 point% (3), 3.02 G/G (5), 2.33 GA/G (5), 1.48 5-5 F/A (1), 17.5 PP% (14), 82.2 PK% (15), 32.7 S/G (5), 27.3 SA/G (4),  51.4 FO% (7).

CBJ:  .347 point% (30), 2.27 G/G (28), 3.26 GA/G (29), 0.71 5-5 F/A (30), 16.7 PP% (18), 75.5 PK% (30), 29.8 S/G (14), 30.4 SA/G (17), 51.1% (8).

Goal Differential/Game:

DET = +0.69
COLBJ -0.99

Player Stats:
DET Skaters:
GP,  G, A, PTS,  +/-,  ATOI
C Pavel Datsyuk 59 16 43 59 18 19:22
L Henrik Zetterberg 63 13 36 49 8 19:35
C Valtteri Filppula 62 18 30 48 14 17:44
C Johan Franzen 63 23 24 47 21 17:42
C Jiri Hudler 62 20 19 39 6 15:11
D Nicklas Lidstrom 62 10 21 31 25 23:56
R Todd Bertuzzi 56 12 17 29 19 15:45
D Ian White 59 6 22 28 24 23:20
R Danny Cleary 58 11 16 27 9 16:11
D Niklas Kronwall 63 12 12 24 -1 22:26
D Kyle Quincey 56 6 18 24 -2 22:20
L Drew Miller 61 12 11 23 10 12:37
C Darren Helm 59 7 15 22 3 14:25
L Justin Abdelkader 63 7 12 19 7 12:05
L Tomas Holmstrom 55 8 10 18 -5 11:51
D Brad Stuart 62 5 10 15 16 20:50
D Jakub Kindl 47 1 10 11 4 13:50
D Jonathan Ericsson 63 1 9 10 17 16:46
C Cory Emmerton 52 6 3 9 4 7:53
R Chris Conner 7 1 2 3 2 10:52
L Jan Mursak 11 0 2 2 2 7:01
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 47,  32-13-2, 2.09,  0.923
Joey MacDonald 8,  6-1-1,  1.66,  0.934

CBJ Skaters:
GP,  G, A, PTS,  +/-,  ATOI
L Rick Nash 62 21 22 43 -23 19:14
L Vinny Prospal 62 11 28 39 -17 18:05
C Derick Brassard 54 11 15 26 -22 15:39
C RJ Umberger 57 10 15 25 -10 18:08
D Fedor Tyutin 62 4 20 24 -24 24:10
D Jack Johnson 62 8 16 24 -13 22:31
D James Wisniewski 35 4 17 21 -20 24:38
D Nikita Nikitin 41 2 18 20 -13 23:35
C Ryan Johansen 49 9 8 17 0 13:10
R Derek Dorsett 60 10 5 15 -7 14:16
D Aaron Johnson 38 3 10 13 -4 17:21
C Mark Letestu 42 5 8 13 -17 13:49
C Derek MacKenzie 62 5 6 11 1 10:13
D David Savard 26 2 7 9 -2 16:17
D Marc Methot 46 1 6 7 -11 20:03
D John Moore 51 2 4 6 -18 16:28
C Colton Gillies 55 1 4 5 -9 9:52
L Matt Calvert 13 0 3 3 -5 9:07
C Darryl Boyce 17 1 1 2 -3 10:03
R Jared Boll 40 1 1 2 -7 7:43
L Ryan Russell 21 2 0 2 -3 11:47
R Tomas Kubalik 8 1 1 2 -3 13:17
R Cam Atkinson 7 1 1 2 -7 14:01
L Alexandre Giroux 9 1 0 1 -2 12:11
D Radek Martinek 7 1 0 1 -3 19:26
D Brett Lebda 10 1 0 1 -4 18:52
C Cody Bass 14 0 1 1 0 9:05
R Maksim Mayorov 8 1 0 1 -2 11:09
L Kristian Huselius 2 0 0 0 -2 16:12
C Andrew Joudrey 1 0 0 0 0 9:16
L Dane Byers 5 0 0 0 0 7:30

CBJ Goalies:
Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT
Curtis McElhinney 2,  1-0-0,  1.67,  0.944
Curtis Sanford 30,  10-14-4,  2.57,  0.914
Steve Mason 34,  8-22-3,  3.49,  0.886
Allen York 5,  0-1-0,  3.78,  0.860

TSN - HOT and NOT:

DET: Hot:
Darren Helm (C) 3 pts in last 2 GP
Jiri Hudler (RW/LW) 3 pts in last 2 GP
Henrik Zetterberg (C/LW) 3 pts in last 2 GP
Justin Abdelkader (W/C) 2 pts in last 2 GP
Valtteri Filppula (LW/C) 4 pts in last 4 GP
Joey MacDonald (G) 3-0-0, 1.33, .947 in last 3 GPI

DET: Not Hot:
Niklas Kronwall (D) 0 pts in last 6 GP
Ian White (D) 0 pts in last 5 GP
Nicklas Lidstrom (D) 0 pts in last 4 GP
Tomas Holmstrom (RW/LW) 0 pts in last 16 GP
Todd Bertuzzi (RW/LW) 0 pts in last 4 GP
Johan Franzen (LW/RW) 0 pts in last 4 GP
Dan Cleary (RW/LW) 0 pts in last 3 GP

CBJ Hot:
Nikita Nikitin (D) 2 pts in last 3 GP
Vaclav Prospal (LW/C) 4 pts in last 3 GP
Rick Nash (RW/LW) 4 pts in last 4 GP

CBJ: Not Hot:
Fedor Tyutin (D) 0 pts in last 6 GP
Steve Mason (G) 1-2-1, 4.19, .876 in last 4 GPI

Injury Report:

DET:
Pavel Datsyuk (C/LW) Arthroscopic knee surgery (Sidelined indefinitely)
Patrick Eaves (RW) Jaw injury (Injured reserve)

CBJ:
Kristian Huselius (LW/RW) Groin (Injured reserve)
Aaron Johnson (D) Lower body injury (Day to day)
Radek Martinek (D) Concussion (Injured reserve)
Marc Methot (D) Broken jaw (Injured reserve)
Jared Boll (RW) Broken foot (Injured reserve)

Jeff Sagarin NHL Ratings, USAToday

MONDAY FEBRUARY 27

HOME ADVANTAGE=  0.56 RATING   W   L SCHEDL(RANK) VS top 10 | VS top 16

1 Detroit Red Wings     =  4.80   41 22   4.03(  10)  15   8 |  24 13
30 Columbus Blue Jackets   =  3.15   18 44   4.10(  1)  6 19 |  7 32
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TPH is “day-to-day”, Q is out.

Jakub Kindl will replace Ericsson in the lineup. Rookie Brendan Smith, recalled from Grand Rapids, will replace Quincey. If Lidstrom can’t play, Doug Janik will be recalled from the Griffins.

 

 

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Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

3 game losing streaks suck even more.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 02/28/12 at 05:18 PM ET

Ohh, I dunno about that.  Putting the Mule anchor on the only line that has been doing anything positive might be even worse.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/28/12 at 07:29 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Cleary-Abdelkader-Bertuzzi
Miller-Helm-Franzen

I would’ve put Horse’s Ass as centerman between Bert and Cleary.  Leave the HEMI Line alone.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 02/28/12 at 07:56 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

I would’ve put Horse’s Ass as centerman between Bert and Cleary.  Leave the HEMI Line alone.
Posted by SYF from a “Bron-Y-Aur Stomp” on 02/28/12 at 05:56 PM ET

Moose needs to view a few games from the stands rather the bench or ice. If he loafs around while paired with Miller and Helm, then hopefully that’s exactly where he’ll end up. I’m so pissed of at his play this season, I would not have been upset if Kenny traded him yesterday.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/28/12 at 08:04 PM ET

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