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GDT - WC Quarterfinals, Game 3: Red Wings (1-1) host Predators (1-1)  (12:00)

DET (1-1) return to the Joe with home-ice advantage in a strange series.  During the regular season, DET were the leagues best team at 5-5 play, and special teams were the Wing’s achille’s heel:  16.1 PP% (22), 81.8 PK% (18).  Yet, in this series, DET have 2 PP goals (game 1), and all of NSH’s scoring has been at even strength (0-12 on the PP).  DET have goals by Homer, Hank, White, Emmerton, and Moose (off a Disco Stu shot).  In the Game 1 loss, DET put37 SOG, in the Game 2 win, DET managed only 17 SOG.

Uncle Mike has a message for the invisible Moose:  “He has the ability to be a big-time player. Being a big-time player at this time of year is real simple. A lot of guys have regular-season success and can’t have any in the playoffs, just because they’re not gritty enough and determined enough. They need more space and when there’s no space you’ve got to make your own space, you’ve got to dig in and find a way.  So he has the tool set and he’s always found a way to do that and we need him to do that again this year.”

Moose may be invisible, but Serial Killer, Magic Ticket, TPH, and Hank have come to play, big time. Game 3 at JLA, NSH are 0-6 at the Joe in the playoffs.  LGRW

END REGULAR SEASON RECORD:

DET:  82 GP,  48-28-6,  102 pts, (5 in Conf, 3 in Central), 248 GF, 203 GA, Last 10 4-4-2, OT 1

NSH:  82 GP,  48-26-8,  104 pts, (4 in Conf, 2 in Central), 237 GF, 210 GA, Last 10 6-4-0,  WON 3

DET road:  17-21-3 (20)
NSH home:  26-10-5 (6)

END REGULAR SEASON STATS (rank):

DET:  .622 point% (9), 2.92 G/G (7), 2.44 GA/G (6),  1.44 5-5 F/A (1), 16.1 PP% (22), 81.8 PK% (18), 32.2 S/G (5), 27.0 SA/G (3), 51.6 FO% (6).

NSH:  .634 point% (5), 2.83 G/G (8), 2.50 GA/G (10), 1.05 5-5 F/A (10), 21.6 PP% (1), 83.6 PK% (10), 27.6 S/G (25), 30.8 SA/G (20), 49.0 FO% (22).

Goal Differential/Game:
DET = +0.48
NSH = +0.33

PLAYOFF STATS(rank):

DET:  .500 point% (4), 2.50 G/G (8), 2.50 GA/G (6),  0.60 5-5 F/A (14), 20.0 PP% (7), 100.0 PK% (1), 27.0 S/G (14), 26.0 SA/G (2), 51.3 FO% (6).

NSH:  .500 point% (4), 2.50 G/G (8), 2.50 GA/G (6), 1.67 5-5 F/A (3), 0.00 PP% (13), 80.0 PK% (10), 26.0 S/G (15), 27.0 SA/G (3), 48.7 FO% (11).


PLAYER STATS - PLAYOFFS:
DET Skaters:
POS Player GP G A PTS +/-  ATOI
L Tomas Holmstrom 2 1 1 2 0 9:24
D Brad Stuart 2 0 1 1 -2 21:33
C Pavel Datsyuk 2 0 1 1 -1 21:50
L Henrik Zetterberg 2 1 0 1 -1 23:00
C Valtteri Filppula 2 0 1 1 -1 18:59
D Ian White 2 1 0 1 -1 14:26
D Kyle Quincey 2 0 1 1 -1 15:07
L Drew Miller 2 0 1 1 2 13:35
C Johan Franzen 2 1 0 1 -1 15:30
C Cory Emmerton 2 1 0 1 1 4:04
D Nicklas Lidstrom 2 0 0 0 0 22:56
R Todd Bertuzzi 2 0 0 0 -2 12:28
R Danny Cleary 2 0 0 0 -1 15:00
D Niklas Kronwall 2 0 0 0 -1 24:35
C Jiri Hudler 2 0 0 0 -1 15:11
D Jonathan Ericsson 2 0 0 0 1 22:18
L Justin Abdelkader 2 0 0 0 -2 12:26
C Darren Helm 1 0 0 0 0 3:08
C Gustav Nyquist 1 0 0 0 1 7:16

DET Goalies:
Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT
Jimmy Howard 2,  1-1,  2.52,  0.904

NSH Skaters:
POS Player GP G A PTS +/-  ATOI
C Paul Gaustad 2 1 1 2 1 10:49
C Nick Spaling 2 0 2 2 3 13:47
L Gabriel Bourque 2 2 0 2 2 10:00
D Francis Bouillon 2 0 1 1 2 14:20
C David Legwand 2 0 1 1 1 19:50
L Andrei Kostitsyn 2 1 0 1 2 16:48
D Shea Weber 2 1 0 1 0 26:25
R Alexander Radulov 2 0 1 1 1 18:32
R Brandon Yip 2 0 1 1 0 6:08
R Patric Hornqvist 2 0 1 1 1 14:41
R Matt Halischuk 2 0 1 1 1 5:53
C Mike Fisher 2 0 0 0 -2 21:37
R Martin Erat 2 0 0 0 -2 19:17
D Ryan Suter 2 0 0 0 0 27:38
D Kevin Klein 2 0 0 0 0 19:11
L Sergei Kostitsyn 2 0 0 0 -2 16:18
D Jack Hillen 2 0 0 0 1 7:53
D Roman Josi 2 0 0 0 1 21:27

NSH Goalies:
Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT
Pekka Rinne 2,  1-1,  2.52,  0.907

TSN - HOT and NOT:
DET: Hot:
Tomas Holmstrom (RW/LW) 2 pts in last 2 GP

DET: Not Hot:
No cold players

NSH: Hot:
Nick Spaling (C/LW) 2 pts in last 2 GP
Gabriel Bourque (LW) 2 pts in last 2 GP
Paul Gaustad (C) 2 pts in last 2 GP

NSH: Not Hot:
No cold players

Injury Report:
DET:
Joey MacDonald (G) Back spasms (Sidelined indefinitely)
Patrick Eaves (RW) Jaw injury (Injured reserve)
Jakub Kindl (D) Undisclosed (Day to day)
Darren Helm (C) Right forearm injury (Remainder of playoffs)

NSH:
Brian McGrattan (RW) Upper body injury (Day to day)
Hal Gill (D) Lower body injury (Day to day)
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Head to Head:
DATE VIS/HOME FINAL
Mar 30, 2012 NSH @ DET NSH, 4 - 1
Mar 10, 2012 DET @ NSH NSH, 3 - 2
Feb 17, 2012 NSH @ DET DET, 2 - 1
Dec 26, 2011 DET @ NSH DET, 4 - 1
Dec 15, 2011 DET @ NSH NSH, 4 - 3
Nov 26, 2011 NSH @ DET DET, 4 - 1

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Everybody but Ian White practiced yesterday (puck off boot), but he will play today.  No anticipated line changes.

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bigdee89's avatar

I love all the nicknames but who is Magic Ticket? And where can I find the dictionary for these names?

Posted by bigdee89 from The Great White North Eh? on 04/15/12 at 10:08 AM ET

HockeyFanOhio's avatar

Freaking Moose pisses me off.  “But he always comes through in the playoffs,” I tell myself.  Well, come on big man, make me believe again.

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 04/15/12 at 10:12 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

We have a back up goalie, or Conklin?

Thanks again Jeff.

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/15/12 at 10:27 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

The Ghost of Rafalski glided in from the blue line Friday night into that open space and nailed that shot.  What a lift from him and Emmerton, who hustled to keep the puck in zone on that first goal as well as scoring the second goal.

Top 6 forwards have been a stand off so far, each team won when their goalie made multiple ridiculous saves.

Series too close to call, and looking across all 4 series in the western conference they’re all that way.

Bettman has created both parity and a parody of a league.

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/15/12 at 10:31 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Posted by bigdee89 on 04/15/12 at 09:08 AM ET

At one time we used to have a glossary, don’t know what happened to that, sorry bigdee.  Over the years many of the 19 have coined nicknames for the players.  Some of them make sense, some we just pulled out of our asses.  Some players have more than one. To the best of my limited ability, here you go:

Tomas Holmstrom - Homer
Brad Stuart - Disco Stu
Pavel Datsyuk - Magically Delicious
Henrik Zetterberg - Hank or Essence
Valtteri Filppula - Wally or Flip
Ian White - Whitey
Kyle Quincey - “Q”
Drew Miller - Millertime
Johan Franzen - when he is bad = Moose, good = Mule
Cory Emmerton - ?
Nicklas Lidstrom - TPH or Lizard King, or Lidas
Todd Bertuzzi - Unabomber, Serial Killer or Bert
Danny Cleary - Charley Buckets or Golden Ticket
Niklas Kronwall - Kronner
Jiri Hudler - Midget Pimp, or Elf
Jonathan Ericsson - when bad E-52, good = Big Rig
Justin Abdelkader - Sparty or Gator
Darren Helm - God
Gustav Nyquist - Nike or Nyquil

The rest of the bitches, I am certain, will chime in if I missed one or two.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/15/12 at 10:33 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

1635 hours, CVST.  Will Chief be able to LB the LB today?

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/15/12 at 10:35 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Thanks, Okie!  The Preds’ sucky playoff record at the Joe has got to have them more than a wee bit nervous.  Hope the fans absolutely rock the place and carry the Wings to a big win!

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/15/12 at 10:51 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

P.S.  Maybe someone should share our nicknames for the NBCSucks crew too!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/15/12 at 10:53 AM ET

bigdee89's avatar

“P.S.  Maybe someone should share our nicknames for the NBCSucks crew too!”
Lmao!  Wings have the best fans in the world.  Where else can you get such loyal fans?

Nashville? Nope. Not a chance.

LGRW!  Thanks Jeff for the glossary.  You need to write a book and publish it smile

Posted by bigdee89 from The Great White North Eh? on 04/15/12 at 11:11 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

what happened to the glossary and history of A2Y on the side?  did it disappear with the no-advertisement service?

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/15/12 at 11:21 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

oh well the ‘history’ is still there, an internet blog since 1977 lmao.

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/15/12 at 11:21 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

First things first. Very happy to see you and your’s are all safe OAkie.

Next up, we all know what is indicated. WIN! Whatever it takes. Add to that, Player Safety is non-existent.

Thanks OAkie.

Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/15/12 at 12:20 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Thank Oakie!!

Home ice advantage.  Makes that end of season drama seem a little less, uh, dramatic.

Niks:

Howard= Jame F———Howard or JIMMAH! (always brings to mind South Park ...Timmah!)
Conklin=Goalie, Grand Rapid Griffins

Out of Market.
Sid=Rosby,, cause he does not deserve a “C”

Somebody else chime in here.

Douche Canoe, Doc,......

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 04/15/12 at 12:25 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

thanks, Okie.

swagger ... confident, angry swagger

15 to 12 in ‘12

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/15/12 at 12:44 PM ET

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