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Priorities Set, Win In D.C. Then Start The Party

The Super Bowl festivities can wait until around 3:00pm or so today and a win against the Capitals would help us enjoy the game tonight.

No GDT today due to an early game plus 'Red" is probably still in bed, so instead we start the Live Blog a bit early.

Not much needs to be said about the game since the Wings faced the Capitals on Friday.

What is important today- get on the plane boys with two more points.

The Canucks are waiting in Detroit for the matchup tomorrow night so securing two more points today is key.

The only advice I have for the game is contain Ovechkin and keep an eye on Backstrom.

Jimmy needs to be good again and the defensive zone coverage cannot break down.

And stay out of the penalty box.  Washington can score in bunches if the door is left open, so keep it closed today.

Enjoy, get ready to party and it's a live blog bitches!

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Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Thanks for being here, Paul. We inmates are very appreciative of all you do for us, in our world wide “Nut House”. We’re in the bin.

Two points are to be taken in D.C.! I’m all in as usual. Also, a Happy Birthday goes out to   Jordin Tootoo.

Let’s Roll! Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/02/14 at 11:39 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Thanks, Paul.  No Stupid Bowl in my house.  Maybe the Puppy Bowl - the cats enjoy it.

It’s a Ken and Paul day for me - No NBC in my house either.

Just get the 2 points, boys.  Just get the 2 points.

LGRW!!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 02/02/14 at 11:58 AM ET

gowings's avatar

Thank you Paul,

We will be channel surfing btw the MTL and Wings game (being from MTL, I have a lot of Habs friends)....of course, I would really like the habs to lose ....TO and MTL are making it difficult for us to join them in the rankings….

I don’t care how we do it…2 points…..and with a LOT OF LUCK…a loss for MTL tooo

Posted by gowings from MTL on 02/02/14 at 12:08 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Capital Insiders pre-game report,

“One of the things we’ve got to do different is our regroups,” Oates said. “They’re a great puck control team, possession team but there are times that you have the puck that they sit back a little into a 1-2-2. We need to execute there. if we don’t then we’re giving them the puck too many times and we’re not in their end enough and that’s a bad recipe.”

more

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/02/14 at 12:09 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Thanks Paul!

Win WINGS, WIN!!!!!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 02/02/14 at 12:15 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

The Super Bowl is anti-climactic. Way too much hype, and the game itself is usually pretty pedestrian. Looking forward to some hockey before the Puppy
Bowl (hat tip to MRW)

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 02/02/14 at 12:30 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

(hat tip to MRW)

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 02/02/14 at 11:30 AM ET

Back at you, Sir! 

cool smile

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 02/02/14 at 01:01 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Montreal got a point and Philly a ROW 2 points yesterday.  Have to get a win to claw back into the picture.
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2014-02-02 12.00.31 pm

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 02/02/14 at 01:03 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Thanks Paul.  All hail the Emperor!

Its a Super day!  Super omelettes for breakfast with super Bloody Mary’s watching a super Wings game rolling right into super burgers for post/pre game with copious amounts of super rum & cokes to wash it all down…

LGRW !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 02/02/14 at 01:04 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

As bad as his plus minus is, Ovehkin is such a threat to score at anytime, from anywhere, one of the most lethal goal scorers of this era.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 02/02/14 at 01:05 PM ET

Trish's avatar

Lets get this done.  Hank + the GriffWings on Super Sunday whatever, just win & get the 2 points.

LGRW

Posted by Trish from PalmBeachCntyFL on 02/02/14 at 01:25 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Win, baby. Just fuching win. And don’t give up the loser point to these guys, either!

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 02/02/14 at 01:32 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

this:
Thanks Paul.  All hail the Emperor!

and this:
The only advice I have for the game is contain Ovechkin and keep an eye on Backstrom.

OUR 2-points. get ‘em, boyz.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/02/14 at 01:36 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

James.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/02/14 at 01:41 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Jimmy!!!!!

Come on Wings, lets play some at the other end!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 02/02/14 at 01:42 PM ET

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Wake the guys up Babs.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/02/14 at 01:43 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

ok. we are god awful to start. might need a TO in first 5 minutes. or thy could just start playing

Posted by MoreShoot on 02/02/14 at 01:45 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Dafuq is going on here, fellas?  How about we actually APPLY SOME PRESSURE.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 02/02/14 at 01:46 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

It’s warm down here in our Nations Capital, 55 degrees, maybe the ice is melting and slushy that’s what’s causing the Wings issue, since it’s 25 degrees in Detroit.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 02/02/14 at 01:46 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

wow. ok TO

Posted by MoreShoot on 02/02/14 at 01:46 PM ET

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I know it’s only 1-0, but a time out perhaps Babs?  Everyone’s still asleep in the locker room.  Ridiculous.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/02/14 at 01:47 PM ET

Trish's avatar

Only a matter of time for that shite

Posted by Trish from PalmBeachCntyFL on 02/02/14 at 01:47 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Ugh

Ok Wings, You got this…...

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 02/02/14 at 01:47 PM ET

Alan's avatar

DAMMIT.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 02/02/14 at 01:47 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

hi all,

I see Kindl and Smith are looking as lost as always

Posted by Hootinani on 02/02/14 at 01:47 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

already a bad smell.

Posted by MoreShoot on 02/02/14 at 01:48 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Arrggghhhh!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/02/14 at 01:48 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

already a bad smell.

Posted by MoreShoot on 02/02/14 at 12:48 PM ET

That the stink of a National TV game on a Sunday afternoon

Posted by Hootinani on 02/02/14 at 01:49 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Zebra suckage early in the day sucks.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/02/14 at 01:50 PM ET

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I see Kindl and Smith are looking as lost as always

Posted by Hootinani on 02/02/14 at 12:47 PM ET

Whole team effort of suck so far

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/02/14 at 01:50 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

That the stink of a National TV game on a Sunday afternoon

it is our curse ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/02/14 at 01:50 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

working on a new consecutive road shutout record?

Posted by MoreShoot on 02/02/14 at 01:51 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

//sigh//

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/02/14 at 01:51 PM ET

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Hate, hate, hate, hate, hate…..the passive PK

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/02/14 at 01:52 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Come on Wings, you gotta respond, answer NOW…..

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 02/02/14 at 01:52 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Just take the mercy loss right now and get some sleep. oh wait, they already are

Posted by MoreShoot on 02/02/14 at 01:52 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Fuch.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 02/02/14 at 01:52 PM ET

calquake's avatar

No trip there at all.

Posted by calquake on 02/02/14 at 01:52 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

These bitches need to wake the FUCH up!

Let’s Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/02/14 at 01:54 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Watching this, if Pav doesnt make it back for a game this week, and then goes on and plays in the Olympics, I will be very disappointed.  They could really use him now.

Posted by Hootinani on 02/02/14 at 01:54 PM ET

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