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Post Game Frustration

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Paul

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Blashill spent most of his postgame address expressing his dismay about the recent change in the way the league is ruling these plays.

"I thought hockey ops had done an unreal job the first part of the year of making a gray rule as black and white as they could," Blashill said. "Basically, if you went in the blue on your own and you made contact with the goaltender and kept him from being able to play his position, it was going to be called back.

"Then there was a meeting at the All-Star Game and there was a feeling too many goals were getting called back, so they want to go back to this term 'egregious.' What's egregious mean? It means something different to (everyone), so now we're back to ultra-gray.

"All I know is Pominville had no reason to go into the crease. He stood literally right in front ... right on the goalie. ... So, I don't know what goalie interference is now."

more on the Detroit's 3-2 loss to Buffalo...

Below, watch the game highlights and post-game interviews.

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Video- The Best From Last Night In The NHL

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5 1/2 minutes to watch.

 

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The Men’s Olympic Hockey Semi-Final Games Start Soon

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The Czech Republic will take on the Olympic Athletes from Russia at 2:40am ET Friday.

Canada vs. Germany at 7:10am Friday.

The Gold Medal game will be Saturday night at 11:40pm.

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Michael Grabner Traded To The New Jersey Devils

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Recap- Wings/Sabres

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Paul

Written before Abdelkader scored lat to tie it up.

Petr Mrazek was good, stopping 19 of 20 shots in a 2-1 win.

Oops, confused a bit.

Wings lose 2-1 at home to the Buffalo Sabres.

Let that sink in.

Playing out the string, April 7th can't come soon enough.

Goals and Detroit team statss are below and the Kane goal will be discussed but it doesn't matter in my eyes.

Just another loss and as they say, more to come.

Back to reality, Sabres win 3-2 in OT.

I am not by any means a debbie downer, but my gosh, it is late February and it is also reality.

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Video- The Florida Panthers Pay Honor To Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S.

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via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

The Florida Panthers held an emotional ceremony, including an impassioned speech from Roberto Luongo, honouring those affected by the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High.

 

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I NOW Consider Ken Holland An Elite War-time Consigliere

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Tom Haden didn't have it. Michael Corleone never really said what "it" was, because Fredo was a problem and so was Carlo and Sonny's death needed to be avenged. 

All Michael told Tom was that he wasn't a war-time consigliere and let there be doubt, war was coming.

Thankfully, our Wings will be avoiding war for another postseason so we don't have to worry about the fact that our consigliere is a peace time (cap-free) GM, ill-equipped for the savagery of a war-time (cap-driven) NHL environment.

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The TSN Insiders Tonight

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What's the latest on Erik Karlsson in Ottawa? Are the Senators open for business heading into the deadline? Do the Maple Leafs have a legitimate shot at landing Ryan McDonagh? Will Michael Grabner be the first big domino to fall? The Insiders discuss this and more.

watch at TSN...

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Watching USA/Canada Last Night

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

STAMFORD, Conn. – February 22, 2018 – Team USA’s thrilling shootout victory over Canada in the women’s hockey gold medal game on Wednesday ranks as the most watched late-night program in NBCSN history (since 2003).

The hockey game registered a Total Audience Delivery average of 3.7 million viewers, which included a live NBC simulcast of overtime and the shootout, as well as live streaming by NBC Sports Digital. The NBCSN-only telecast delivered 2.9 million viewers, which is the largest audience ever for the network in the 11 p.m.-2:15 a.m. ET late-night window.

In addition, more than 525,000 uniques watched the live stream of the U.S.-Canada women’s gold medal game to rank as NBC Sports Digital’s fifth-largest hockey audience ever (behind only four  games from the Sochi Olympics, which featured more streaming-friendly morning and afternoon ET game times).

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Video- Game Day Preview And Detroit’s Projected Lineup

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Paul

Puck drop is just after 7:30pm ET at the LCA with the Buffalo Sabres in town. 

The game is on FoxSports Detroit.

Tatar, Nyquist and Blashill are featured in the video.

 

 

Detroit's projected lineup is below...

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