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The Last Quick Recap Of The Season- DRW/CBJ

Not a bad game for both teams playing their last game of the season.  With nothing to play for but bingo balls, there was a bit of nastiness to this game.

With the sore tied 2-2 after forty minutes, the Blue Jackets scored first in the third, but the Wings evened the score.

Columbus scored with jus over five minutes left to make it 4-3.  But Detroit tied it up with under four minutes to play.

You knew OT was in the plans for the last game of the season.

Blue Jackets win 5-4 in OT.

Team Stats

Detroit goals are below.

Now Steve Yzerman gets to work.





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RWBill's avatar

Would be good to see Vrana, Larkin, Fabbri, and Bertuzzi in the lineup at the same time.  Still need a couple of pure scorers but those guys could be a decent core to build on.

Posted by RWBill on 05/08/21 at 09:53 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

I had mixed feelings on this game, but as I have said before the Red Wings will more than likely drop in their draft position anyway. smirk

Posted by bigfrog on 05/08/21 at 09:55 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Well there are 915 balls against Columbus, and 925 balls against Detroit’s chances for the first pick, so not much difference.

Posted by RWBill on 05/08/21 at 09:57 PM ET

Paul's avatar

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Tyler Spezia and Turner Elson scored goals 1:02 apart late in the second period on Saturday to break open a 1-1 game and send the Grand Rapids Griffins to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Wolves at the Triphahn Center Ice Arena.

The Griffins defeated the Central Division leaders for the second straight night and earned their first win in the Chicago suburbs in their fifth and final visit of the season. With the victory, Grand Rapids remains alive in the race for the division title entering the season’s final week.

Patrick Curry struck first for the Griffins 5:26 into the opening frame, banging Hayden Verbeek’s centering feed past Antoine Bibeau from the slot.

A flurry around the Grand Rapids net resulted in the tying tally by Tommy Novak at 5:44 of the second period, the only goal that Pat Nagle would allow among the 23 shots he faced tonight.

Spezia notched the game-winner with 2:33 left in the middle frame, as he got a step on his defender while entering the Chicago zone, took Chase Pearson’s pass from the left boards and slipped a shot behind Bibeau. Elson added insurance 62 seconds later, pouncing on the puck in the left circle after Dominic Turgeon’s faceoff win and quickly whipping it into the top of the net.

The Griffins finished off the Wolves by limiting them to five shots in the third period.

Grand Rapids’ final four games will be played in a span of five days, starting with a visit to Cleveland on Tuesday.


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/08/21 at 11:57 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

What is the point in sitting veleno just to throw Djoos in the lineup? I dont know how or if there are AHL playoffs, so is that part of it?

Does anyone else find it concerning that Cholowski got just 13:22 of even strength ice time? Comparatively, Lindstrom played 22+ mins. Stecher 20+

Posted by ilovehomers on 05/09/21 at 12:10 AM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Or is it just overthinking the last game? smile

Posted by ilovehomers on 05/09/21 at 12:13 AM ET


Stevie trying to improve the draft chances.  Idiot Blashill trying to audition for his next job screwing up Wings draft chances.

Posted by akwingsfan on 05/09/21 at 02:32 AM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Next time I will request “serious answers only.” Thats my bad.

Posted by ilovehomers on 05/09/21 at 07:07 AM ET

MurrayChadwick's avatar

Can we get a slow golf clap for Dekeyser, Filpulla and Gagner who have not shown up much on the goal sheet all season, and then BAM explode on the scene in our last two games and do their best to move our draft order back.

Outside of Veleno scoring Friday, and two more from Vrena, this weekend was just utterly terrible.
sick  sick  sick

I’m not one to advocate for losing, but it wasn’t even the future who drove those victories, and then after 3 helpers Friday, Filpulla puts us in OT last night guarantying CBJs draft ahead of us, to just lose in OT anyway!  It was a given the second Mickey said, no matter what happens CBJs draft ahead, you knew they were losing.

Last night marked the last time Evgeny Svechnikov plays an NHL game for the DRW barring him getting called up from the AHL next year after a rash of injuries or trades. Sad to say, he’s just not an NHL player, disappointing, another 1st round pick down the crapper.  Its not even his legs holding him back its his vision and decision making, maybe that would be better had he played those two years, who knows.

Barring any pre-expansion draft trades, Choloski should also make sure he says solid goodbyes, we’ll see if he becomes an NHL for Seattle or not.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerHolland2.0's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 05/09/21 at 11:05 AM ET

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