This time when they get the lead, don't play conservative!
to play football, not to play trumpet
This time when they get the lead, don't play conservative!
Lets do it Wings!
The first game should have been the Wing's. Two BS penalties. Oh well, I'm going to continue to use my sports voodoo until the Wings move on.
If the Wings win, the remaining games will be.
On the plus side, though, the last game was on Versus, and the result was good.
does anyone have a streaming website showing this game? I'm at work. Thanks
8:00 PM/00:00 GMT/02:00 CET
Detroit Red Wings .....@..... San Jose Sharks
Sharks lead series 3 - 1
Hopefully at least one of them works for you.
KEEP HOCKEY OUT OF CALIFORNIA...
Well, one more game after this one would be nice.
The crowd in the Tank is gonna be real loud and into the game. A good start for the Wings will go a long way to take the crowd out of it and you know to put the Wings ahead
Wings must do something similar to what Nashville did last night to have a chance. Get early chances, and capitalize. Then stay out of the box and force the sharks to beat you instead of beating yourself. Another key will be Franzen or Datsuyk having a positive impact on the game.
Go Blue... Let's Go Red Wings!
I'm currently driving back from Florida...pulled up the ticket on my phone but gonna try to stream on the iPad as well. They looked very strong on Friday, hopefully they can build on that tonight
Gonna have to withstand the early storm from the Sharks with high pressure from our forwards.
May just be me... but that was a weak call. he turned away from the hit.
They said Datsyuk only had 3 faceoffs last game. How many did he get thrown out of?
Yay, penalty killed off!
Or does Let's go Sha-arks! just sound really odd and forced?
Well, how does "Let's go Sharkies" sound?
Crap, another Shark PP.
Wings aren't looking too sharp right now. Look flat.
I'd peg him as a sniper.
Niemi robbed us there.
Sharks should be short handed right now not having a faceoff in our zone. That FUCK slew-footed Abdelkader at about the 3:30 mark with no call, of course. Bunch of fucking BSSSS
acting job by the Sharks. Fuck you Thornton.
Thornton is the BIGGEST pussy ever. That diving like that has a place is soccer, not hockey you fucking pussy
If Heatley had killed his teammate while a member of the Sharks, I'd have told the guy to quit faking it. Nothing but a bunch of drama club bitches. Melrose seems to be doing a lot of diving into the Sharks' crotches as well. The mute button is going to earn its keep tonight, boys...
fucking player for a guy his size. Barely hits anybody and dives likes a soccer player. No wonder the Sharks have come up short in some many playoffs, being led by a guy like that.
Just heard that Datsyuk was banged up enough to almost miss this game, could anything else be working against the Wings in this game?
Playing 9 on 5 (excluding goalies, including referees and linesmen of course)
to me how much I hate the Sharks now. My level of hate for the Sharks is bordering on the level of hate I had for the Avs in the past.
Guys, get off the officials, it's tacky and old. It's called adapt and play SMART HOCKEY. Thorton's dive was called and resulted on a 4 on 4 no harm done. The Datsuyk call was legit, and so was Lindstrom's.
Which of the wings penalties were a dive by the Sharks? Franzen (well that dive was called) so don't think there is an issue. Stuart's.... not a dive Couture got smoked (questionable call) Lidstrom no that was a trip pretty clear. Datsuyk well keep your off hand on the stick, and don't reach and grab someone.
Like I said I'm just tired of the EXUCSES.... JUST WIN!
I, too, am tired of EXUCSES. No more exucses... whatever those are.
No more punctuation, either.
in an additional unsportsmanlike conduct or diving call for the acting job. How many clear acting jobs is San Jose allowed before they get called ? There is nothing to deter them from acting, without something being called.
Your wrong Thornton was called for the little trip on Franzen not the dive/acting job.
Your fucking blind if you haven't noticed the prevelant diving/acting by San Jose in the last two playoff series against Wings.
THAT was holding? Bullshit.
I've been an avid nhl fan for the last 20 years, but the officiating of the playoffs the past few years have me about to give up and boycott hockey for a while
I found myself saying that last year for sure. This series, I actually feel like at least the Wings deserve to lose. The officiating hasn't been spectacular, but the Wings haven't gotten it done when it ounts.
Officiating has completely ruined playoff hockey. What happened to the days of putting away the whistles and only calling the egregious penalties?
just to be clear, the announcers on versus are actually San Jose's team announcers, correct? Otherwise, this is pretty horrible in terms of lack of bias.
If you're talkng about tonight's game, then no. PBP is the guy from Carolina, while the color guy is from Dallas.
Took me a bit to format that one so it was understandable. Hope the result was worth it.
EDIT: Was in response to a post that was deleted.
That we'll pick a puck up and score on a breakaway.
PS: THANK YOU JIMMY HOWARD
Wings have a PP?
Wow, I didn't know the Sharks were capable of taking penalties.
What the fuck? They aren't doing shit on this PP.
that might just be the worst power play i've ever seen
someone get on the horn to babcock - tell him to show the team the team the team video at intermission, then get the hell outta the way.....
Wings are too Soft. I'll be the one to say it. We need more North American players. I keep seeing guys like Kesler, Legwand, and Canadian players kicking ass while our "Euro's" are hurt come every playoffs. Our best player in this series has arguably been Todd Bertuzzi since he is willing to play a physical game.
plain and simple. I suppose Franzen and Datsyuk are soft for trying to battle through injuries tonight,
You might need to update your profile pic. Up to you though...
Are you happy now? Of course my mistake doesn't make his viewpoint any less idiotic. I suppose Kronwall is soft since he is European according to that viewpoint.
Canadian guys like Thornton aren't soft right?
Imagine if the Wings were led by five Russians instead of a bunch of hard-nosed Americans and Canadians?
VETS GO VED VINGS!!!!!!!
Exactly, I mean both Datsyuk and Kronwoll are from Manitoba, right?
I think Kronwall is technically from Alberta...
Lay off the heroine for a few days.
Im starting to find it inescapable. The sharks just look better. 5 on 5, they are getting to the pucks, and look like they know what they will do with it before they even touch it.
Wings look like the only guy with a plan is the one with the puck right that particular moment, and no one else knows what the plan is.
100% this is an even matchup. With the injuries, the Sharks are the better team. Franzen not be able to factor into this series, is a big difference.
Fucking bullshit. Wings are playing like SHIT. Deserve to lose.
This is the most pathetic display of hockey I've ever seen out of the Red Wings in my life. Slow, sloppy, soft.. just awful.
Edit: Now they play. If they can tie this I'll eat my words all day.
Isn't that exactly the same thing SJ has been doing to us with the defenseman rolling forward?
Wait, you SHOOT when Pavel passes you the pucK?
Finally somebody (Kronwall!) figured that out.
I AIN'T HEARD NO FAT LADY...
couldn't have happened to a better douchebag.
wow, what a hit,,,Kronall again!
Just as Nick Lidstrom's urologist whether he's "soft" or not.
You've never played two months of hockey with a sprained testicle?
...this series in a nutshell:
Indisputable. Video. Evidence.
At what point, however, do the Wings realize that the Sharks are going to try to draw calls and the refs are going to make them? Awful dive by Thorton, but why swing the stick in the first place knowing he's probably going to flop?
Colon Flow? Invent Help?
Versus was really able to sell quality advertisements during this thing.....
The Wings really need to man up here. Us Bruins fans want some more time between the conference finals so that Bergeron can recover. We got the Preds series, but two series going the distance would be greater help.
I know all concussions are different, but after the Savard debacle last year (came back even though he probably still had symptoms leading to post-concussion symptoms most of this season) I hope they exercise some caution with Bergeron.
Savard's concussion was a lot more serious IMO. The reason to be concerned about Bergy at least as a Bruins fan is that he's had concussion issues in the past dating back to the vicious Randy Jones hit. A mild concussion isn't the worry. It's the fact that he's been dealing with concussions before that's the worry. Also, the Bruins aren't releasing any information and as far as I know, they haven't practiced since, so we don't have the regular progress reports.
slow and sloppy play. Even our fast guys look like they are moving in mud.
Look who is left in the playoffs and their top players, and you will see a common thread. TOUGH North American players.
Tampa Bay (Run by Yzerman)- St. Louis, Stamkos, Lecavalier, Gagne
Boston- Bergeron, Lucic, Marchand, Chara (Exception to the rule)
Vancouver- Kesler, Burrows, Bieksa, Ballard
Nashville- Legwand, Ward, Weber, Suter, Tootoo
I will not mention San Jose players, since I am not a fan of them.
Call this man soft to his face. We'll wait.
I certainly have my preferences for North American players, but the problem isn't that the Red Wings Europeans don't want to play physical. It's that they're making awful turnovers and not competing at a high level for 60 minutes.
FUCKING A!!! GOD DAMN IT! FUCK!
Franzen has a giant contract with detroit.. he's not going anywhere.
Now he is just a figment of our imaginations.
Either you're a fair weather fan or you're nuts. It could be both but I couldn't disagree more with this. I'm also willing to bet I'm not the only one.
haha i didn't see your post until you pointed it out but atleast it proves my point. LIDS!
I, for one, love the mule. He's hurt right now, and that happens this time of year, but his impact for the wings in the playoffs year after year can only be matched by Z, Dats, and Lids.
Franzen was Detroit's leading scorer in the regular season. Facts can be helpful in argumentation.
Franzen had 28 - http://espn.go.com/nhl/player/_/id/3099/johan-franzen
What is it like to be so consistently and thoroughly wrong?
About them being "done."
Every time you've posted something negative, the Wings have done something positive. You're like Opposite Man.
"natural" goal scorers are overrated. Look at the goal distribution so far in the playoffs. Where are all the goals from the Sedins, Semin, Heatley to name a few. It's the guys like Bergenheim, Pavelski, and Ward who have been most critical for their team's success.
Sigh...feels like they are just getting hopes up higher to be dashed.....
Cleary!!!!!! TIED UP!
HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH BOYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
So, if I keep typing pessimistic posts, they'll keep scoring?
it's worth trying...
Are you related to" the_big_house 500th?"
I've got the feeling right now that I've grown accustom to feeling about Michigan sports over the last couple of years..... Hoping with my whole heart but deep down expecting an unendurable dong punch at the most gut-wrenching moment of the game.
(Edit: actually tipped by Homer.)
LOL NO WAI
This guy is too good
YES! The ageless wonder strikes again!
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM! LETS GO!!!
Great job by Datsyuk to steal and keep the puck and get the assist.
my dear sweet baby jesus...
that was gorgeous.
I feel the need to wax eloquently...
OHMYGOD OHMYGOD OHMYGOD!
Shut it down Jimmy. We need you to be clutch.
Wait, where did all the Negative Nancys go? We're still destined to lose, right?
Wolverine319? Any thoughts?
He's probably writing Brian an email to complain about people.
Are you trying to pull off your internet tough guy routine again?
Now that that dude's posts are gone, i just look certifiably insane.
Is he attempting to catch MSU's passes as well?
I'm just going to assume you're setting yourself up for less heartbreak or more excitement depending on the outcome.
This is why I root for the Persians when I watch 300
Xerxes would have won the battle of Thermopylae if he had an army of millions of wolverines.
Xerxes probably hated being forced to sit on the beach for an extra few days. Otherwise, Thermoplyae was fine for him. Afterwards, things didn't go quite as well.
Fucking a. If we survive this pp, we'll win. Jimmy needs to be clutch.
Abs takes at least one awful penalty a game. If this comes back to bite us in the ass i'm personally going to his house and paintballing the shit out of it.
I have to give credit to the announcers on versus. They are actually praising the effort of the wings. Honestly, they are kinder than Ive been tonight.
I bet you are just a joy to be around
Why did the clock stop???
Interesting, the refs are definitely praising the wings here. I'd say it's definitely warranted, given this resurgence. Hopefully Howard gets rewarded for his performance.
The other players throw him a pizza party?
be still my heart.
edit: 2.9. sonovabitch.
Comin' back to the D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
all of a sudden I don't hate those "History will be made" ads quite so much.
what a period for the wings! finals be damned, I'm watching hockey on Tuesday!
Law school finals v. Hockey.... I dont think its going to be too hard of a decision
YES! I'm still fucking pissed about Game 3..should be leading the series 3-2. Oh well...I love our chances in Game 6. GO WINGS! #shocktheworld
Keep it going Red Wings
That was one I'm glad I caught on the net. Good to see Kronwalls interview. SUPER happy not watching Lidstrom's last...
hasn't indicated whether or not he is retiring at the end of year. I wouldn't be surprised to see him back.
gutcheck effort by the Wings. Soft my ass, this team has fight
"Gutless" performace by Patrick Marlowe!!
Roenick hates marleau
After JR praised Datsyuk for playing hurt and getting 3 assists with a key steal and keepaway from Marleau on the winner, he was asked if Marleau was hurt on that play.
"Yeah, he's 'hurt.' Right here." *points to heart*
Man I thought they were gonna lay down after being down 3-1. Someone come over here and kick my ass for doubting. Back to the Joe, y'all!
Ah, Im sooooooo enjoying being wrong. But then, that's normal for me.
And wow, Jimmy Howard...and Abs with the crunch on Murray! Great game!
It will be slightly easier for me to sleep tonight being happy instead of angry.
I was ready to turn it off when they went down 3-1, glad I didn't. Way to go Wings! Datsyuk is amazing.
A huge momentum shift! Game 6 is going to great. If the Wings can win Game 6, they will have a huge edge heading into Game 7.
A lot of momentum, but a lot of energy expended coming back from a 3-0 deficit. That's a big reason why the series comeback doesn't happen too often.
For game 6 if Franzen's ankle isn't better, I wonder if Modano will get in.
As much as I love Franzen he needs to be scratched for next game. You just cant play on one leg, he is hurting us out there, he is busting his ass but you can just see his injury is killing him. Miller or Modano needs to be entered in . Personally I would rather see Modano because he can still blaze on the skates and I think he would surprise a lot of people...I hope Babcock realizes this.
Also, props to Babcock for constantly having faith in his fourth line, I love it. Oh and thank god Hudler is not playing, I hate to bash my teams players but damn he was constantly lost out there and getting beat.
ONE GAME AT A TIME
Going to game 6 can't wait it's gonna be amazing
Gotta be in the Sharks' head know given their history of underachieving in the playoffs.
Howard kept you in it, great game to watch! Datsyuk is truly a ridiculously talented player, a winner through and through.
Roenick should be talking about Thornton when he yaps Sharks with no Hearts, as opposed to Marleau who actually does something 60% of the time.
The Sharks are the only team in the league where their fans would argue a superstar who gives 60% in the playoffs is above reproof. What does that tell you about Jumbo Joe and the murderer?
as long as we keep it on our side of the blue line san jose cannot possibly score
I enjoyed this win so thoroughly. I remember a study I read about a year ago where a psychologist showed that people enjoy a win exponentially more when they're faced with near-certain defeat first only to pull victory "from the jaws of defeat," and that was the case tonite. I couldn't help but think in the 3rd of the old Notre Dame line (and, by all means, neg me for quoting ND) of "waking up the echoes."
This series is exponentially changed. We score first in game 6 and a monumentally, ridiculous amount of pressure flies to San Jose's side, and they're even more mentally weak then the Crapitals. GO WINGS!!
We are still an elimination game away from putting San Jose in one don't celebrate just yet cuz we're going back to Detroit. Especially since we HAVE to score 3 goals a game to win. Our defense owed Howard in this one but he has still not truly stolen a game (and that overtime shot he let in Game 3 was bad).
Expecting your goalie to "steal" you a game when u allow 40 shots a night against him is moronic. ill take Jimmy's .928% saves and his play this whole series any game. The issue is, and has been all year, the redicuous amount of shots we've given up.
In years past we averaged around 32 shots a game while only giving up around 22 or 23. This year I beiieve we're around 33 shots for and 32 against. That means we're gonna have to win a lot of games 4-3 based simply on the percentages.
This series is 2 shots away from us having won already, dont forget that.
almost 2-1 and still find a way to win. I hope the old doubts are starting to creep into the heads of the Sharks. Jimmy has played well, especially considering the firepower that San Jose has. Every time Pavelski skates down, I hold my breath. Great gut check Wings. Now take game 6, and make history in game 7.
Like everyone has been saying everywhere. I really like our chances coming off that 3rd period back to the Joe.