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Red Wings-Blackhawks Game 7 multimedia post

Here are the multimedia offerings subsequent to the Detroit Red Wings' supposedly "owed" 2-1 OT loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 7 of their second-round series.

BEWARE: An auto-play clip from Fox 2 lurks within!

We'll start with highlights, and NHL.com's highlights are narrated by the NBC schmucks:

TSN posted a 4:09 highlight clip; Sportsnet posted a 2:53 highlight clip; ESPN--with eight frickin' minutes of Barry Melrose and John Buccigross (Melrose LIKED the Walkom call); NBC posted a 2:08 highlight clip; and Comcast Sportsnet Chicago

TSN's Brent Johnson, Darren Dreger and James Duthie thanked the hockey gods for Brent Seabrook scoring to assuage Walkom's call--even though they feel that what David Bolland did to Gustav Nyquist on the game-winning goal "would have been a penalty" at other junctures;

That's Hockey 2 Night talked about the Hawks' "rollercoaster run," Steve Kouleas and Jamie McLennan raved the Hawks' ability to battle through "controversy and adversity" and they praised Corey Crawford;

Their post-game offerings include a 4:58 clip of comments from Brent Seabrook, Jonathan Toews, Niklas Kronwall, Patrick Kane and Niklas Hjalmarsson speaking to the media, and they posted Hawks coach Joel Quenneville's 8:22 post-game presser and Wings coach Mike Babcock's 5:10 presser;

Sportsnet posted a clip of Brent Seabrook, Jonathan Toews, Henrik Zetterberg and Jimmy Howard, and they noted the Twitter reaction to Walkom's call;

NBC made sure to post Mike Milbury and Keith Jones' lament about the Walkom call available and highlighted its "insanity";

NHL.com posted clips of Patrick Sharp, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Corey Crawford, Brent Seabrook and Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville's post-game presser;

The Chicago Tribune posted clips of Niklas Hjalmarsson, Brent Seabrook, Patrick Sharp and Joel Quenneville speaking to the media after the game, and they also posted a clip of Henrik Zetterberg speaking to the media;

The Chicago Sun-Times posted a clip of Seabrook speaking to the media;

ESPN Chicago posted a clip of Seabrook calling into SportsCenter and comments from Toews and Crawford speaking to the media;

Comcast Sportsnet Chicago posted an interview with Gary Bettman about the "changes" to the Wings-Hawks rivalry, they re-posted the Walkom call, Seabrook's goal and his post-goal interview with Pierre McGuire, and they offer their own highlight clip;

Niklas Hjalmarsson also talked about the no-goal call, Bryan Bickell gave a post-game interview, CSN Chicago's Steve Konroyd weighed in on the game, they looked back at the "epic series" and they noted that Babcock said that when kids dream of playing in Game 7, they don't dream of losing the game;

The Blackhawks' website showed the Hawks celebrating after the game, they did post the handshake line...

And their post-game clips include comments from Seabrook, Toews, Corey Crawford, Patrick Sharp, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Patrick Kane, Brandon Saad, Quenneville's presser...

And they posted the NHL Tonight's analysis of the game and a Cisco Arena Cam video of Patrick Sharp talking about the waved-off goal;

The CBC posted a clip in which the announcers lamented the disallowed goal, in-game clips spotlighting the physical play between the teams, a bio of Bryan Bickell, Don Cherry blathering about benches on the same side of the ice yielding the Filppula injury and praising Brent Searbrook and David Bolland after the game (though he praised Howard, too), an ironic pre-game interview with Wings coach Mike Babcock and then quick post-game clips from Babcock and Quenneville's post-game pressers, and the ever-requested post-game show is 22 minutes long;

The Detroit Free Press posted Helene St. James' take on the game;

Fox 2 posted a 5:56 clip of Henrik Zetterberg, Jonathan Ericsson and Niklas Kronwall discussing the loss...


Fox Sports Detroit posted John Keating's interviews with Jimmy Howard (who thanks Wings fans for their support)...

Henrik Zetterberg...


And coach Mike Babcock...

We All Bleed Red on YouTube also posted clips of Don Cherry's take on the Walkom call and Niklas Kronwall being consoled by Jimmy Howard:


The Detroit Free Press posted a 24-image gallery;

The Detroit News posted a 47-image gallery;

The Windsor Star posted 7 big images from the game;

The Chicago Tribune posted a 40-image gallery;

The Chicago Sun-Times posted a 35-image gallery;

The Chicago Daily Herald posted a 32-image gallery;

ESPN posted a 122-image gallery;

Yahoo Sports posted an unspecified number of images in its wonky Wings gallery;

And NHL.com, the Blackhawks' website and the Red Wings' website posted 80, 82 and 82-image galleries, respectively.


Update: The Red Wings' website posted clips of Henrik Zetterberg...


Niklas Kronwall...


Jimmy Howard...

And coach Mike Babcock's post-game comments:

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Bugsy's avatar

Well, that’s one way to answer the slew foot question. Somehow, Babcock’s answer was actually what I expected before I watched the news conference. Consistent though. He’s been keeping the “don’t complain, move forward” mindset going all the time.

Posted by Bugsy on 05/30/13 at 03:48 AM ET

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I got to get sleep. One more thought. If one doesn’t subscribe to the “choke” theory here (either because they weren’t the favorites anyway and/or sometimes the other team just plays better regardless of your emotional state), one could argue that all that matters is winning 4 games out of 7 in any order. Practical thinking says that a team almost never recovers from 3-0 deficits, so that makes no sense, but the counter would be that if the team is up 3-0 in the first place, they win the series just because they’re playing that much better.

If we extend it to this series. The Hawks won 1 game, the Wings won 3 in a row, the Hawks won 3 in a row. Painful, yes. However, is it that odd that each team put together 3 game winning streaks, especially given Chicago had more talent?

I’m not saying I’m right, just to ponder (and that a penalty not called led to the no-goal and the winning goal, while the poor line change led to the first goal. Even with the talent disparity and only 1 power play goal, this team was THATCLOSE to winning the series). Good night, George.

P.S. George, I didn’t get the chance to hear Babcock’s free agent comment. Did it sound more like a demand or a realistic plea? Did he mean the last 2 seasons? If you can answer, George, great. By the end of the year, it was just DeKyser and Brunner, right? The others were injured, scratches, or already left (I’m not trying to be overly critical, but I can’t recall any outside free agents otherwise that stuck. The others were re-signings like Miller, Eaves, and Ericsson I believe).

Posted by Bugsy on 05/30/13 at 04:19 AM ET

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Shoot, still can’t sleep. Read our favorite, Allan Muir:
“The Big Three (Franzen, Datsyuk, Z)? Each could manage only a single goal over seven games.

Maybe if they’d stepped up tonight it wouldn’t have mattered that the Wings were too sloppy in their own zone, struggled in transition and, for some reason, refused to drive the net as relentlessly as they had in previous games against the Hawks. But they didn’t. They kept looking for pretty when the answer was ugly, and it cost them.”

I thought back to how Babcock kept saying all season that the Wings can’t play like they had the talent of the past, they had to play more of a grinding game. I could only see half the game, listen to the rest, but do the 2 thoughts match? What I do remember was the Wings staying to the outside a lot and not getting as much presence in front of Crawford, Chicago almost packing it in the middle a lot. Is Muir given too little credit to Chicago or is it as Babcock said, they needed to crash the middle more? I didn’t see the whole game.

Posted by Bugsy on 05/30/13 at 04:49 AM ET

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