Fucking right. We appear to be ready to skate/play tonight.
OT: Red Wings vs Ducks/ NHL Open Thread
Getzlaf with the trip. Wings sure could use a PPG.
Wow so many chances. I like the energy!
A lot of shots that weren't on goal.
Sigh. No joy.
Anyone have a link?
Damn, that was close!
Datsyuk!!!! 1-0 Wings!
^ Good call!
Amazing as usual Datsyuk. WOW!
Sick fucking shot
Awesome to score late in the period. What a wicked backhand.
Really a very good period for us. It felt like we were in control the vast majority of the time
Indeed. And even though we didn't score on the power play, it was nice to get off more than one shot.
Great pass and play by zetterberg and datsyuk
I'm pulling for the wings. A Hawks/wings series would be great.
Really good period. One of the sexiest goals of the playoffs. Z with the great pass and a beauty of a move/shot from Datsyuk.
What a save!!! No idea how he stopped that.
these refs suck. It is like McInchek is reffing out there.
Dammit! Bad bounce, tied 1-1.
fucking Brendan Smith
This kind of shit has happened every single game for the ducks in this series...
How's that for luck.... gahhh!
Kyle Quincey sucks. Why do they keep playing him? Ian White is a much better player.
I hoped he would be better but White hasn't played in a long time. Just couldn't get it going this season.
True but Coliaccivo (or however you spell it) hadn't played in forever and he's been pretty decent tonight - much better than Lashoff had been. That DeKeyser injury has been huge. He was probably our 3rd best d-man, which is saying something since he spent most of the year at Western.
Yeah, I don't know. I really like White last season but he seems to have ended up on the shit list this year. DeKeyser was amazing. Excited to have him for a full season next year! The good news is that all of the D-men are free agents next year or the following. The bad news is that I'm not who is going to be available to upgrade.
Here's my list players I want gone for next season: Brendan Smith, Kyle Quincey, and Franzen. I'll take a bag of pucks for Franzen and Quincey at this time.
How about Filppula? He's done nothing. At least Brendan Smith is a rookie with upside. We've been waiting for Filppula to take the next step to consistent scorer for 5 years and he's never done it.
at least filpula has some trade value, unlike Franzen.
True that but he's unrestricted FA this off-season, so do we let him walk or try to re-sign him? It's a pretty weak FA market and someone might throw $5m a year at him. I don't think the Wings can pay him that.
Pretty sure all three will be here next season but hopefully when Qunicey is a UFA the following season they will have his spot upgraded. Filppula is a UFA next season so it will be interesting to see if they keep him and if so, at what price.
FML then. Franzen is the new Brian Raburn. zero trade value and will probably blow up at his new place of employment.
Cleary is the new Inge? He's also a FA this off-season. I can see the Wings Not bringing him back.
Does Cleary have a Mott patient tattooed on his arm like Inge?
At least Inge is a Michigan hockey season ticket holder.
How is that not a penatly for hauling down Z? HOWWWW?!?!
It must be Red Wing season.
WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Is the CCHA reffing this game? #GongShow #Sergott
I really want one player to just knock out a ref for a missed call - I realize the refs have there own system to hold them accountable but a public reprimand or better yet a beat down would make me feel better (and my feelings are all that matters amirite)
Please tell me you're kidding.
Yeah I really wouldn't want that to happen, especially if it was something similar to what happened to this guy:
I'd settle for punching Corey Perry into the ref. Might be easier to get away with to!
Reprimanded some umps recently, the NHL should take note.
Smith needs to not play
That should have been a hooking call.
this guy disagrees
Is that a rat's head on Gary Bettman's body?
that Bettman has anything to do with calls/non-calls, excepting his influence in any rule changes. Referees, even the elite ones, miss calls; it's not an excuse and those missed calls need to be minimized, but it's not any more realistic to expect an NHL referee to be perfect than it is to expect an NHL goalie to be perfect.
I submit the orgasm Bettman had handing the cup to Cindy Crosby. Wings got hosed in that series both in the calls and in the schedule. I know it is irrational hatred. I just need a target for that hatred.
A Wings PP? I don't believe it.
Wow... a penatly!
about time the ducks get a penalty
WAY TO GO Z!!!! GOOOOAALL!!!!
Zetterberg PPG!!! 2-1!!
What an absolute ROCKET from Z! The refs finally remember that they've got whistles, and we cash in!
Need to keep the pressure on. MOAR GOALS!
Colaiacovo knows we're wearing red, right?
LET' SCORE AT THE OTHER END D!!! Wow...
it would be nice if our defensemen didn't try to score on our goal...
Let's get another PPG!
Sorry Cogs - loved watching you in the Maize & Blue, but no sympathy for that one. :)
I'll forgive his Sparty past for shots like that!
Nice!! Close it out and come to play like this again Sunday fuckin night at 10 again
It's still too early for clock-watching, but I can't help it...
Things getting sticky
He has that sparty training to prepare him for this exact situation.
Ducks goon time is approaching shorly.
SONOFABITCH!!! They score. 3-2.
Unbelivable how bad a defense can be.
Dammit, Filppula oughta know better.
Come on... here we go... 3 to go!
GODDAMNMOTHERFUCKINGSONOFABITCH!!! Tie game.
What the hell just happened?
FUCKING BLIND REFS!!!
fucking planet exactly? Oh right, the one where NHL officials are now the worst in all of sports.
Red Wings can't hold any lead in the final period. This is ridiculous!!!
no call on the trip and we get screwed. typical wings
I can't watch the game. What the hell just happened?
Wing, wasn't called, and it led directly to a goal.
Thanks for the info. Figures
Major dong punch. Perry is such an asshole.
time to get hammered.
Living a sports nightmare
Just put me out of my misery in regulation.
Ken Daniels after Wings 3rd goal
"The (wings) jet will be taking off tomorrow"
Said that with 4mins left. Nothing like counting chickens before they hatch.
Z hits the iron.
GAH! Oh, so close. :(
Damnit Z that was my last hope!! Heart is failing
literally 4 inches away from a game 7
team, though. Everybody knew this team was going to make mistakes this season more so than in the past. Filp has no excuse for the play he made, but you can't blame Quincey for the referees incompetence. Even if the Wings don't win this game, they deserve credit for battling through adversity to just make the playoffs.
None of the NHL officials deserve to have a job next year.
Game's not over, Wings can still win. /don'tstopbelieving
they're too damn sloppy in front of Howard. Waaay too many errors, poor passes, poor spacing, etc.
even started that sloppy play was going to happen more often this year than in year's past, so I am not sure why anybody is surprised. Let's be honest this is a rebuilding year for the Wings, they may be better than what other teams would consider rebuilding, but everybody knew this team was going to take it's lumps this season.
True. But what's the reason for flip making a truly horrendous decision there to start this fire. Just appeared mindless
Filp has had good year to begin with. If you look at most of the Wing's mistakes this series though, alot of them can be chalked up to inexperience.
I am not going to criticize this team as a whole though, they overcome alot during the regular season (injuries, etc,) to get to the playoffs, and so far have overcome alot of bullshit (idiotic officiating, Abs suspension) in this series to force a game 7 with the number 2 seed in the conference.
it doesn't make it any easier to watch.
As Wings fans I don't think we're used to the term rebuilding. We usually just reload but I guess this is the new NHL and we'll have to get used to it.
Also, gongshow. Lets over come boys!!
HOLY SHIT THEY PROVED US WRONG!!!!!!!!!
GAME 7!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOO
Holy hell, cannot believe this. From one extreme to another
Talk about escaping. That would have been a tough one to swallow.
WE'LL SEE YOU SUNDAY NIGHT!
Mr. Perry, your bag of dicks is ready.
Louis CK = Funny
Well it's a win. Game 7 here we go!
Suck that all plane ride Getslap
Damn I do still love me some Henrik!
Wings Posbang. Credit to them for tying the series up. Big game 7.
To quote the Macklemore song they were playing over the arena loudspeakers, "This is fucking awesome!"
Thanks to our favorite, Mr. Betman, the game with be at 10pm no matter what happens with the other games. On a Sunday... what an asshole!
Oh well, GAME 7!!!!
Tis bullshit indeed
YYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A road game 7 is scary but I will gladly take it! Let's go get them in Anaheim!!!! Go Wings!
than going to bed pissed off!
Ha - couldn't have said it better myself!
GROUP HUG IN THE SHOWER TONIGHT!!!!
1. Z is a stud. No goals in the series prior to tonight, and takes over tonight.
2. Fuck Perry and Getzlaf. Pieces of shit.
3. GO WINGS GO
this has turned into the best series of the first round
I disagree. That LA/Stl series was the epitome of Playoff Hockey. Physical, fast, great goaltending, and timely goals. That series was awesome. Even without a game 7, it has to be the best series of this opening round.