Lets hope the boys can win todays game. Howard has been amazing in net, him and Datsyuk were the only two that had good games for game 1. We should be able to win this series but lets take it 1 game at a time. Lets go Red Wings bring home the cup
OT: Red Wings Game 2 Open Thread
sick of the wings....they're always good :|
Have the Leafs made the playoffs this century?
The Notre Dame of the NHL
"But... but... we've been doing this for a really long time... and we were really good at it..."
They even made the conference finals in the 2001-02 season, where they lost to Carolina in 6.
Contrary to what Blue in South Bend says, though, I think of them as the Lions of the NHL. Yes, they once were very good, but no one under the age of 50 remembers it.
(No one under 60 remembers the Lions winning a championship because the Lions have a ten-year head start on the Leafs. The Lions last championship was 1957, the Leafs last was in 1967.)
The NHL has had a nice streak over the last 20 years or so of the team that has gone the longest without the Cup finally winning the title...
Let's go MULE
Sharks forwards are so tough, but I trust Lidstrom and the boys! Hopefully they can neutralize the Sharks speed and get more pucks in deep and cycle
and let's hope the refs don't take over this game
Coach Babcock also mentioned Hudler as having a good game.
Lidstrom just called for more skating, more pressure on their D.
the penalty box attendant for san jose has the greatest mustache ive seen in a while
great pass to set up that chance. good sign for Hudler
Shit, Abdelkader, keep your stick down!
I hate refs as much as the next man, but when you hit a guy in the face with a stick, that's usually a penalty.
Michigan State Hockey continues to suck... only now, it's messing with a team I actually like.
Something Abdelkader has done right... getting hit in the face.
4:00 Power Play, good guys.
Well, we got a double minor chance.
For having such an inept PP coming into this series, the Sharks now have 2 PP goals. We have such a terrible PK apparently.
Our PP looks like shit.
Getting outplayed again. What the hell, Red Wings?
We are such a better team but somehow the sharks always get lucky against us
didn't actually score on that double minor in game 1. They scored after it had already ended.
So far our 5-5 play is much better than game 1
All 47 seconds of 5-on-5.
Homer in front of the net, then Cleary and Bert. Fortunately, coincidental minors.
McGuirre, hands down.
no jump in the skates, need a major turn around to change the outcome of this game.
Its cause there canaidan's they hate the red wings and the love the sharks there entire roster of good players is entirely canaidan minus pavelski. The wings are playing better there not letting the sharks dictate the pace. lots of hockey left in this game esp only being down 1 a lot can happen. everyone relax... this team knows what exactly to do let them do it.
STAY OUT OF THE BOX!!!
Helm had scored!
Not only are we taking penalties, we are taking LAZY penalties, hooking, holding, high-sticking...
Perfect example is Justin Abdulkator (sprarty) has played 17 playoff games the past 2 seasons and has 48 penalty mins in those games.
are from mixing it up after the whistle though, I think he has couple of playoff fights as well. Even though he is sparty, I like the way he plays. He plays physical and with an edge.
So take 10 mins off of the total and still is averaging over a penalty per game. I don't care how many are "after the whistle" you can never draw that many penalties to even it out.
Damn that breakaway should have been a goal
Sit your ass down, Pavelski!
Some awfully quick whistles on those cover-ups
Are they gonna call him Little Joe every time now?
i thought they were talking about his penis.
I don't want his penis giving a snow shower, or any shower for that matter, to Jimmy Howard.
Great clean hit by Bert! Looks like he drew a penalty also! Need more plays like this guy. Turned the game around when had 2 fights vs Phoenix, now looks like he's trying the same thing today!
San Jose started that, why don't we have a PP?
Lets just give bertuzzi a penalty for the hell of it
I don't like that guy's face. He looks like a middle school bully.
Well, Bert just got him to sit for 10.
sat for 10 but we don't get anything out of it. I think if your sitting a guy for 10 we should get some kinda PP outta that like his cross check that caused that beginning of the 10 mins
Ben Eager is just thugging it up. Good job by Bert to keep his cool
Delay of game.
There has to be atleast a 2 minute minor along with the 10 minutes to Eager. That's bullshit.
Also a guy yanked off Franzen's helmet, no call.
Without a minor to Eager, then the team doesn't really have to suffer, sure he is out, but they don't have to be shorthanded. The official was telling him to go to the box before he motioned the misconduct. Then Rafalski turns around and makes a dumb mistake.
I thought if you drop the gloves when the other guy doesn't, that's 2 right there.
But what do I know?
Could've been a roughing call, a cross check, whatever they wanted to call. The Sharks have to be shorthanded there, bottomline.
This is bs whats up with all these penalties. looks exactly like last years series
wow theyre all over niemis dick. Howard had some great saves too
Wayyyy too much defensive zone play right now
How many times are the wings going to get thrown out of the circle?
More than the Sharks, of course.
I hate it when they don't drop the puck.
Howard has had to make tougher saves than Niemi in this game as well. LOL at the Howard chant from these idiot Shark fans, after he has stoned their players a couple of times.
The Wings need to spend more time in the offensive zone, way too much time in the defensive zone in this series. It seems like an endless cycle for San Jose in the offensive zone.
Datsyuk looks like such a man with his playoff beard.
Nice who's on the ice routine by the refs.
There will be burning furniture here in NOLA if the wings get robbed. 20 wings fans here drunk and pissed.
Just got home and I see the Wings are down but how have they looked? From the last few minutes I've seen not so good.
looked like this the whole game. A step behind.
Damn.. I was hoping that the break wasn't going to be an issue for them but they didn't look great in game one and right now they just look slow. Babcock needs to light a fire during this intermission.
A lot like game 1. Refs make iffy calls. We look outmatched. We've had some chances, but of course the Wings run into a goalie that suddenly decides to get hot.
Wings have been better at even strength, compared to game 1, but not as good as they need to be. But both sides of special teams haven't been good at all. Wings couldn't even score on a double minor in the 1st. Sharks goal was on the PP.
First good chances of the 2nd. Lets go Boys!
Intermission comes just in time to ruin our momentum
zone pressure. Going to need more of that.
More time in the O zone, more traffic in front of Niemi, more pucks to the net.
I think only one of those three "bad penalty" highlights was called as a penalty.
Where is the call near the end when Homer has a tap in and just gets mauled if thats on the other end we are going 2 mins for interference and or holding guarantee
like game 1 Howard is the only reason this game is close. I just can't believe how slow the Wings look.
Edit: And the levy finally breaks.
it was only a matter of fucking time
that all started with cleary trying to lay the body on in the offensive zone.
we have to get the next goal. no ands if or buts.
FFS DROP THE PUCK!!!
What is with the version of Rock and Roll part II that the sharks play every time they score? It sounds like a casio keyboard version or something.
Wow so fuckin stupid you have to control urself on the PP down 2
Homer you jackass, they're calling everything, keep your shit together
they would of called the cross-check on him after the whistle, that he responded to. I don't blame Homer for responding to that.
That should be coincidental roughing. What BS.
ok refs, we get it , you want to win the game.
only a penalty on Holmstrom? Fuck these incompetenet refs.
I'd like to make a contribution to offset your travel costs
if the announcers say it was a bad pentaly then it was a bad pentalty. damn screw these refs
I guess 4 guys have to jump Homer before someone goes off with him.
Im so fuckin sick of SJ and the refs just sucking their dicks seriously WTF!!!! We better get are shit together back in DET. but we saw last yr we couldn't I will be so pissed if this ends like last yr with us being dominated.
It is a penalty
They gave Pavolsky a warning today...and Pavolsky was called in game for it. They usually give warnings and if it continues its called which in the the last one should have been called because they already had a warning
Holmstrom gets cross checked in the stomach after the whistle, and gets the only penalty for giving the guy a face wash in response. That is fucking unbelievable.
And these San Jose pricks keep on ice showering Howard every time down the damn ice. I wouldn't seeing the next guy who does that, getting his head taken off.
2nd time today that should have been unsportsman like penalty but why would they call that just keep let em give our goalie showers every time when not necessary
i hate to say this but its game over time to switch over to the boston vs heat game. these refs ruined the whole game. they got a couple good pentalites when they should have been called and called some stupid penalties against us and missed penalties when they should have called them. hopefully the wings can pick it up on wednesday or else we are fucked.
You started the thread, you have to stay to the end. That's how it works.
God I fucking hate the NHL.
Need one goal by the 8 min mark or its as good as over ....might be time to shake up the line-ups and dress some different guys who are lil more healthy to get a spark
or is a Wing getting thrown out on every face-off?Just drop the damn puck.
one positive - we're watching NBC, but there's no mike emrick or ed olcyzk. so the commentary is solid.
and living out in the west coast, the sharks games on versus have just taken the csn cali feed, which is atrocious. their booth crew has a collective IQ of 16.
Id rather listen to Micky Reddman and Ken Daniels
Didn't you watch the playoffs last year same shit.....same with all the games this year especially when we play Chicago they are all over their dicks
Murray knocked the net off intentionally.
Initially I thought so, but on the replay, I was OK with the noncall.
This is getting ridiculous.
I'm going to need a lot more alcohol.
Im right there with you and I thought I had a hang over today
on this PP chance.
Edit: Now we have a ballgame.
Fuck yes. Finally!
Halfway there! And that looked really easy.
keep working boys. youll break through.
You're saying there's a chance?
Neimi has been known to get down on himself if we can get him to think twice we could get a slurry of goals hopefully this rattles him and gets our team up Lets Go Wings!!!!
Is it really a turnover when the janky-ass arena causes a weird bounce?
Rafalski should have passed that one for a tap in I know he didn't se him tho damn
We needed that earlier. Man I fucking LOATHE the Sharks.
Top three teams i hate.
damn that hit the post
that is classless and despicable.
shut the fuck up.
take your trash to rcmb.
michigan and red wings fans are better than the example youre putting forth.
im not going to dispute that. but you dont shit on the memory of a dead man by chanting his name in an attempt to get to a member of the opposing team. that's the lowest of the low.
I really don't like the dump in when in ur in the final min of play with your goalie out. You have to keep possession I don't mind it on the PP when the circumstances are different
SHIT! FUCK! SONOFABITCH!
well, they did their job at home. time for us to own the joe.
Wings down 0-2 and tigers get swept twice in a row. Fuuuccckkkkk
Yea pretty Shitty weekend for Detroit minus the commitment for Michigan at least that can make me smile
I still think they can win 2 at the Joe to even it up. Need to play with the effort and desperation they showed in the last 10 minutes, for the whole game though to do that. The funny thing is despite how poor they played at times, they were 2 posts and one soft goal against from possibly winning this game. They can definatly play better than this.
Of course if the Wings didn't play like crap down the stretch, they would of had home ice in this series. I knew getting passed by San Jose for the 2nd seed might come back to bite them.
Couldn't agree more....I understand they weren't going full force trying to get a lil bit more healthy for the playoffs but this goes to show what can happen when you don't control the home ice advantage.
We might need to make some changes too if the Mule doesn't get a lil more healthy because he looks very slow this injury is def. affecting his play. Wouldn't be surprised if Draper cracks the line up when we go back home. Gotta take care of business at home plain and simple
The series will be an easy sweep. Detroit has shown absoutely no hint whatsoever that they can ever win a game. San Jose has completely dominated the first two games. Absolute total 100% dominating shitkicking so far. I was shocked that Detroit even got a goal today. If this series went 15 games, I wouldn't count on Detroit to win a single one. Every forward besides Zetterberg and Datsyuk has been completely worthless and Howard has prevented the first two games from being complete blowouts. San Jose looks way faster and more skilled and they are winning every single battle along the boards.
the Sharks in the 1st and 2nd periods. Granted the Sharks probally had the better of the scoring chances, but 2 one goal losses on the road does not mean this series is over. The Wings can play better than this, these are very even teams talent wise. I know people will make the argument that the Sharks beat them in five last year, but every single one of those games besides the one blowout for Detroit was a tightly contested game that could have gone either way.
Holy crap you're right no team comes back from being TWO games down!!! Man why even bother right? I mean the Sharks are so dominant in the playoffs historically right? Geez dude take a breath.
Wow man you have so much hockey knowledge you should get a job with VS. You obviously have no idea what your taking about but good job. We'll see thats why they play best of 7 2 games will never determine the rest of one series
This is what pisses me off that everything goes wrong against the Sharks. Two posts this game. Last game we we led the whole game then somehow they tied in the last 5 minutes damn
Yea it does suck but take a deep breathe we'll be fine its only two games.....we play bad against the sharks but that can change in a heart beat. They took care of business at home now we have to do the same we got this
Hopefully Franzen's ankle is much better by then.
Sharks seemed to get to a lot of lose pucks, especially in the offensive zone. Way to many giveaways. Wings need to turn up the intensity level in game 3. Hopefully the Niemi who played in the Kings series shows up and gets pulled in the 2nd and the Sharks remember they are choke artists in the playoffs. In any case, back home to the Joe, turn it up, get to the lose pucks and get the puck on net. Way to much experience and talent on this Detroit team. They aren't going anywhere.