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No one missing from practice today at Joe Louis Arena, expcept Kindl who was on the ice on his own earlier.
Pleiness tweeted earlie on Kindl and a possible elbow injury. Kindl had problems handling the puck while on the ice.
added 12:28pm, via Ansar Khan tweets,
Andersson, Cleary rotating in
Gustavsson practicing with team, taking some shots, along with Howard and Mrazek.
added 12:34pm, Khan again...
Kindl has been placed on short term IR (7 days) with sprained elbow. They'll probably recall Ouellet.
from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
The Red Wings (19-9-9) yielded season highs in goals and shots (45).
"As a group and as a coaching staff we pride ourselves in preparation and having our team ready," Babcock said. "No good. Leadership group, no good. Individually, no good. Not good enough. No way. It's real simple for me: You're either going to work in the games or you're going to work in practice, but we're going to work. That is unacceptable."
It sounds like they will have an interesting practice Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena as they prepare to host the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday.
"It's like anything; if you're humbled and embarrassed by the way you play you do something about it," Babcock said. "I can tell you I am, because that's ridiculous."
added 9:46am, Video of Babcock post-game is below...
First off let me say George has not been feeling well so I have been pulling double duty. I am not sure when George will return but will try to keep you updated with any news on his health.
Pretty beat up at this point in time so just doing a quick review of the game and then turning it over to you for your input.
A bad start doomed the Wings tonight and the Bruins were the hungrier team too.
Detroit needs to match the intensity level of the opposition or else they will have more games like this. Start strong, finish even stronger will be the objective against the Devils.
from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
Bruins coach Claude Julien feels there is a budding rivalry between the teams since the Red Wings were placed in the Eastern Conference.
"We always have good games against each other and they're not dirty games," Julien said. "They're hard games. Again, they're for the most part close games. There's no doubt that there's mutual respect that exists between both teams and I feel there's a rivalry, maybe not our top rivalry, but there's a rivalry there for sure."
Luke Glendening on Jim Harbaugh...
"His experience in the NFL is huge," Glendening said. "I don't know a ton about football but I think he'll do a great job."
Ansar Khan of Mlive,
"They've had a lot of injuries for a long period of time," Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall said. "Even though they got guys back in the lineup (Chara, Krejci), it's not necessarily you get back in and all the sudden you're back to where you used to be. It takes some time to get back into the swing of things.
"Let's be honest, the Bruins are one of the top teams in the league every year. They're going to find a way to get through this as well."
The Bruins have gone 5-7-3 since their 13-8-0 start. They're coming off a 6-2 loss Saturday in Columbus.
"I don't think we're over-confident playing Boston," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "I don't think (their injuries) changes a whole bunch for us. We understand they're not happy because they didn't play as good as they wanted to last game. Any team that gets beat, they want to respond."
First some news from the Boston side. Milan Lucic and Patrice Bergeron will miss tonight's game, both are listed day-to-day.
Also, Tuukka Rask will start in goal.
via Ansar Khan tweet,
Kindl the only player not skating this morning for Wings. Not sure of his status but Lashoff probably in.
More updates coming if needed.
added 11:46am, Khan again...
Andersson, Cleary rotating in
added 11:50am, more Khan...
Beat writers in Boston report all Wings on the ice for the skate in Boston today.
I will update this post if anything major pops up, otherwise, Go Lions!
Also, below watch the Nyquist goal with the call by Ken Kal included.
Want to kill some time today? Sit back and watch 15 minutes of highlights from last night's win over Ottawa.
Added feature, multiple replays of the Nyquist goal.
Thanks to awood40 for the video which you can watch below...
from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
How long did it feel he was carrying the puck?
"A long time," Nyquist said. "I was pretty tired. It was a nice way to finish it off."
The Red Wings, sluggish following a three-day Christmas break, had what coach Mike Babcock called "turkey legs" the first two periods. But they kept it close and found some energy in the third, especially after Henrik Zetterberg tied it on the power play at 3:58.
Nyquist finished it on a play most would expect Zetterberg to make.
"I'm not nearly as good as him at it but it's something you see a lot of when you play with Hank and Pav (Datsyuk)," Nyquist said. "They hold onto the puck so well, especially when it's four-on-four you know it's going to be a little bit more room out there, so the guys did a good job of creating some space for me. It's nice to see it go in."
It was Nyquist's team-leading 15th goal.
"There was a screen there so I just tried to shoot right after the screen came," Nyquist said. "I think (Darren Helm) was in front of the net and I think (Brendan Smith) skated right in front and I tried to shoot after him. So the guys did a good job."
more reaction to the goal...
Update: As SoDakWingNut put it...
The Detroit Red Wings won a hard-fought 3-2 OT decision over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night, not playing particularly well for two periods, but slowly and steadily improving, from the goal on out, over the course of what should have been a strong "team win"--and a very necessary one given the team's December record.
Gustav Nyquist kind of stole the show with a goal that IS the highlight reel, with a goal that we're going to be talking about ten years from now, looping, looping, avoiding Jared Cowen of the Datsyuk Concussion of 2014, looping, looping, making one revolution, then two, then three before pulling away at the blueline and finding his forehand, chipping the puck through Craig Anderson 4:12 into OT--with 48 seconds left before another dreaded shootout...
But this spectacular individual effort was the fantastically elegant icing on an elegantly-built cake that nearly fell over in the damn oven.
Nyquist makes magic, 28 seconds' worth of possession, 3 loops...And a goal:
Detroit defeated Ottawa 3-2 in overtime, and they defeated Ottawa 3-2 thanks to an all-time individual performance for the ages.
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