Howard is scratched with back spasms
OT: Red Wings Phoenix Thread
Hope the wings offense is ready to go, Osgood is letting in like 4-5 gpg.
I hope the Yotes can get off to a better start in this one. They've gotten behind big in most games this season and spent the rest of their time fighting back.
Doan is the spark, although they got slapped around by Ottawa on Tuesday. Hopefully they can come out and play in the first period today.
doan is one of those guys i HATE playing against...but would LOVE to have on my team
Doan is a hero to us Coyotes fans. The guy is a stand up on and off the ice, and a very hard worker. Plus, there's the doan face:
but that was epic
You realize the Coyotes lost that game (and that series) right?
I was there for that, and it was a great game (good guys won). It was a cool moment, and that face screams "playoff hockey", I just think it's funny how a scene from a losing effort is on every Coyotes commercial.
He's like a slightly less dirty, way more skilled Matt Cooke. Man, I love his game.
is a cheap hack jagoff...
I respect the Wings, but I still find it hard to root for them. Also, I have a soft spot for the 'Yotes because they are/have been so close to losing the franchise. Man, those were scary times in Pittsburgh when we thought we were going to lose the team.
I appreciate your sympathy. Unfortunately I can't return it: my Browns fandom prevents that.
McCoy looked good against the Steelers. I was actually really surprised. Usually LeBeau defenses terrorize rookie qbs.
McCoy is somewhat of a rare breed for a rookie QB: one that doesn't try to do too much. Its refreshing to have a QB that doesn't constantly turn the ball over.
However, party's over: delhomme is likely to start next sunday vs. the Pats
Nice move by Vrbata to get to the inside. Doan brings the energy, but he's gotta score for this team: thus far, he is doing his job.
And now, another power play. Wings just look a little sloppy.
what a sick shot top corner
It is amazing how good Osgood looked their in the two cup runs and how precipitously he's fallen off, pretty much overnight since then.
Case in point.
having a terrible game tonight though
He's looked like a pretty solid 5/6 d-man so far IMO, terrible misplay a moment ago aside. We never should've let Quincey go on waivers though.
Oh good lord. It's October. Babcock is in full tinkering mode. No Abdelkader, "Hey, let's see if this Modano pick-up sticks!," etc. I don't think 11 points out of 16 possible is bad when you are playing guys who will be back on the bus (ahem . . . Kindl) within three weeks.
Wow. Osgood is really struggling. Maybe time to retire?
and osgood makes me want to drink heavily....once again
Did you expect anything less, I've been an Ozzy supporter for ever. But I honestly think the 2008 playoffs was his last good run.
he was outstanding in that playoff run too regardless if they won or not....but yeah, i want to be positive because i really want to see him do well...not surprising though
Phoenix 3, Detroit 0
On my way there here in new orleans
Anyone know if Howard is still on the bench for the game? Or did they call someone up?
If this gets any uglier Babcock may have to consider pulling Ozzie.
The wings recalled Joey MacDonald to backup Osgood. It wouldn't surprise me to see him in if the wings give up one more.
Much obliged. This is my first year living away from Michigan so I'm a little out of touch. I think I'm having Mickey Redmond withdrawals.
Howard is out with back spasms....joey mcdonald is the backup who was recalled this afternoon from Grand Rapids....it will take alot to see him in net tonight
"Jimmy Howard had back spasms after Thursday's practice and will not play against Phoenix at Joe Louis Arena. Chris Osgood will get the start in goal.
come out looking very good early in the second
Great assist by Hudler. That was perfect placement on that slap-pass.
The wings really dominated that period. Luckily for me, Bryz is on top of his game.
Ilya is the anti seive, funnel, vacuum, and black hole. He just does not suck.
I take it only one of those was your choice?
but thats not fair to bryz...he made 3 huge saves, and then the 4th squeaked through...oh well
Bryz is great...but these Coyotes are just frustrating to watch. The wings puck possession these past two periods has been dominant.
if it is any consolation, the wings make most opposing fans feel that way
10 minutes to go, we need a goal and Ozzy to shore up any leaks for the remainder of the period.
too bad they dug themselves a giant holethey could not get out of
Some great scoring chances, just bad luck for the wings. That and Ilya Bryzgalov.