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Stopping The Losing

12/19/2022 at 6:30pm EST

Welcome back to another LB. Tonight is all about stopping the losing streak the Wings have embarked upon, and, it won’t be easy a’tall. They are facing the Capitals in their own barn with Ovechkin looking to tie Gordie Howe’s record of 801 NHL goals. Mark and Marty Howe will be in attendance if #8 does in fact reach that feat.

I won’t dwell on the past 5 games because it won’t change a thing. I do think at times, well, most of the time, that the Wings have played above their real ability this season, and that makes for some exciting, enjoyable hockey. Even when they aren’t overachieving it’s been mostly fun to watch as well as entertaining, and so it goes. Such is the life of a Red Wings fan for the past 10 years or so.

Ville Husso will start again tonight, and, Jakub Vrana is still listed as day to day.

It’s the Wings vs the Capitals. The puck is set to drop around 7:00 PM, and will be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit and the Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket in Detroit). Also available on NHLPP/ESPN+, NHLN, NBCSWA, and SN NOW.

It’s a Live Blog!

Paul

Paul

Gulitti correction,

Sorry,

Should be Erne-Copp-Raymond

bigfrog

Hi Kate, Not expecting much tonight. Hope I'm wrong.

Katebigfrog

Hi frog. I’m always looking for that glimmer of hope like we all do around here. We shall see..

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Calquake

Not only will the Wings lose but Ovie will score 2. L.G.R.W.

KateCalquake

Hmmmmm… Maybe yes, maybe no… maybe, maybe……😉

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

CalquakeKate

I'm basing that on the last 5 games. Hope I'm wrong.

Calquake

Smith traded? Hmmm... soft, gettin' softer.

Kate

Paul Harvey eh? Ancient……

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

rwbill

Evenin’ Bitches!

Perron sure has a goal scoring instinct.  Hope Vrana can come back healthy, they really haven’t had many natural scorers in recent years.

rwbill

Nick Jensen, eh?  Carved out a nice career.

rwbill

Can’t get espn+ tonight because it’s blocked out.  But I dont mind the Caps broadcast, they’re always complimentary of the Wings.

Calquake

Berggren has been a pleasant surprise. Heck of a passer.

bezukovCalquake

The thought of Berggren losing his spot to Zadina when the latter gets healthy is as much late Ken Holland as I can take in one night. 

rwbill

Leaving someone alone in front of the net looked like something the Red Wings would do

Kate

Chintzy if you ask me….

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

rwbill

Caps broadcast has the “ mcnugget minute” in the bud lynch minute. 

Need to kill this off at the end of the period.

rwbill

I would leave a guy clamped to Ovechkin’s  crank on that PP even leaving the other guys 4x3. 

rwbill

Sometimes these MoFo’s look like a darn effective team.

Calquake

I’d like to start tonight with the chimney jokes – I’ve got a stack of them.


The first one is on the house.”

bezukov

Hey degens.  Nice catching up with ya’ll on a week night for a change.  Good start so far!   

Calquake

I told my friend 10 jokes to get him to laugh.

No pun in 10 did.

bezukov

Better get settled down or this thing is gonna flip fast.  

Kate

I haven’t heard Seider’s name tonight….. I’m thinking he’s playing.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

bezukov

This face off percentage has got to be fixed.  

rwbill

The Caps broadcast has mentioned Seider and his big body a couple of times, Kate.

Calquake

Cool Hand needs to get oot of his funk. Put him with Berggren and Veleno.

Kate

Mark Howe looks a lot like his Dad.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

rwbill

Holy crap the roof collapsed in a sudden.

Kate

We all know how Mantha fights…. He usually breaks something on his own body…

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah

Mantha wants to break his hand on Walmans helmet - lol

Kate

Game management…….. We’ll take it…

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

bigfrog

I guess lucky to be tied after two periods. Outshot 2-1, and outplayed.

bezukov

I have two questions:


1.) Who else is watching on ESPN+?

2.) if yes, how tired are you of Johnny Depp and his sausage cologne commercials?   Cuz I gotta say I’m on the edge.  

Katebezukov

I’m watching, but, no Johnny Depp. Bleu Channel parfum with drummer, Jimi Hendrix “Fire”

rwbill

I was thinking the same thing aboot Mantha breaking his hand in a fight.

rwbill

Yay Cool Hand Luke !!!  Offset that first Caps goal he was a little pokey and hopey.

rwbill

Well shit, I was just going to write I think the Wings will need 5 goals to win tonight cuz I think the Caps are going to get 2 more.  There is 1 of them.

Kate

Mark Howe is great to listen to. 
Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

bezukov

The guys are too busy talking.  How about that Seider hit?

Cigar-Nurse

Howdy Bez. Always good to have ya here. 

Kate

Mark Howe was a high school dropout? Whoulda thought!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Cigar-Nurse

Regret not meeting Travis Howe when he played here in Greenville a few years ago. Heard he was a down to earth guy who loved to talk while having some barley pops. 

bezukov

That was a cheek clencher.  Big point.  LGRW!

rwbill

Well after the last half dozen games they really need 2 points, but 1 in DC isn’t a bad showing.

Kate

Time to mine some diamonds. The hard way😉

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Cigar-Nurse

One of these years we need to meet for a game in Washington with ya RW. 

rwbill

CN I’m aboot 2 hours south of DC and maybe 3 north of Raleigh.  

bezukov

Damn. Well, Wings overachieved in this game.  glad we didn’t Ovie the record book. 

rwbill

I was yelling at Seider with 40 seconds left ‘take it back and kill some time so they can’t go the other way with it ‘  but they took it in to the zone to quick and gave it up.  MoFo.

Cigar-Nurse

Erp. Silver lining, we got a point and kept Ovi from scoring. 

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