landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
OT- Wing vs. Sharks Game 1 Open Thread
what a punk that guy is, hopefully the Wings make them pay on the pp here.
lots of good ones here
First period of the first series game seems to always be the worst
Not to mention 8 days off and bringing Z back. He's gotta get used to game speed and everyone else has to get used to him being in there. I'm predicting they get it together by the second period.
Z looks just fine. That line is the only one that's had consistent pressure and have really worked the cycle.
That's good to hear (I'm only 1 min in cause i'm on tivo delay currently)
from the Wings. The Sharks were doing a lot of chasing. Nice deflection from Kronwall I think it was.
Once everyone gets their legs back, they'll be fine.
^^^ EDIT: Response to SAvoodoo ^^^
ol' number 5 does it again!
announcers on Versus. You're going to have to stop your off topic conversations to acknowledge the Wings goal!!
MAN what gorgeous positioning by Lidstrom
Datsyuk. Fucking Magician.
off of the boards tonight. Perhaps we'll have a 1998 Jimmy Waite style goal in this series.
Thank you Howard
It does... they aren't very impressive...
Almost worthy of watching muted. The color guy needs to learn the rules instead of asking everyone within earshot if he's correct.
good news is that I can watch the Wings while in the south, bad news is that my blood-Mickey-Redmond level is dangerously low.
Let's make this power play a little better than the last one
I have to say that last call was garbage. I hate to see calls like that on either team. There will probally be a make up call against the Wings later as well.
SI has a Datsyuk/Red Wing article this week-
That was a very good article. Datsyuk isn't just great on the ice, he seems incrediable likeable off the ice as well. Seems to have a pretty good sense of humor and his humility is off the charts.
but it's just not the same without Mickey/Ken for the Red Wings and Mario/Rod for the Tigers broadcasts. I miss that the most I think.
Wings up 1-0
In general I do not believe in the jinx but Jesus. Mickey York has thrown out 4 I've noticed during the first period.
Since there wasn't a thread for the early game, I will gladly deposit this here: I was pleasantly surprised and wrong about Tampa Bay. Based upon what I'd see from both teams, I'd predicted they wouldn't win a game against Washington. I'll gladly eat my words on that one! :)
Thanks for that. I tried to warn you; glad you can see my angle now?
Anybody got anything good to drink tonight? I'm on some sumatran blend dark roast after I fell asleep during the intermission. Damn these west coast games.
Will be cracking open a Long Hammer IPA from Redhook tomorrow when I get home. And I will drink it outside and take in the nice weather for once.
Folgers with a healthy shot of Bailey's
at the top of his game tonight.
Our 3rd line needs to stay away from their 1st line. Yikes that was scary!
Datsyuk is at the top of his game again, and Z looks pretty strong all things considered. It is a good thing they had a strong shift, it seemed like the momentum was really shifting in favor of SJ.
bad penalty, Hudler needs to get himself together.
He knocked him off the puck cleanly. He didn't hook or trip him, he just shouldered him off the puck. That is the garbage make up call I refered to. These officials are so piss poor sometimes.
Nice to see Howard collect some of these. Rebounds were giving me heartburn.
Yay, winning faceoffs!
Yeah, own your crease, Jimmy!
glad he showed some grit after getting the spray from that prick Pavelski.
Appalled that Pavelski got called for that snow shower to Howard's face...
seem to be ignoring Pavelski's punch to another in front of the net. I remember watching those same announcers bitch about everything that was called against them in the Kings series.
And they weren't great at explaining more than each deserving a penalty, but it seemed that Pavelski punched a defenseman after he got hit by Howard, so the call was right on
when come into Howard's territory, Pavelski. What are these idiot Shark fans booing about? Offsetting penalties seems right.
Dear Shark Tank,
Shut the hell up.
outshot 10-0 during that onslaught...
snow shower = roughing.
LOL. Somewhere Gordie Howe just facepalmed himself
I think the knee to the head was the bigger deal.
He shouldn't expect the goaltender to have a friendly response, espcially when he does it from 2 inches away and slightly bumps him in the head in the process.
I will never complain about Mike Emrick again after listening to this abortion on Versus
I'm watching a crappy, choppy TSN feed because it's less painful. Vs did this for the last game of SJ/LA too, are we doomed to get this for every game in SJ?
Have you guys tried the radio feed from the Red Wings site?
Well, for games 2, 4, and 5 they'll have actual announcers employed by Versus there instead of picking up the local feed. But for the other games, you can probably expect the Sharks announcers, who work for Comcast Spots Net. Comcast owns Versus.
These announcers are killing me. Saying pavelski's snow shower was harmless and unintentional. cmon guys...one thing to support the team, a whole other thing to suck your players dick's all game. I feel like I am watching a tigers game with the angels guys, or white sox guys...or nashville preds, for that matter. This is hilarious. I'm not saying Jimmy shouldn't have gotten 2, he should of. I have been thinking though, why can't the goalie scrum after the whistle? If he takes exception to something let him show it, EVERYONE else on the ice does.
sorry you have to suffer through it. the guys calling the canucks series here in Canada are ridiculous, and it annoys me to no end.
Never was a huge Ovechkin fan, but he's winning me over with those bats**t crazy commercials...
Usually you score on a goalie before you start the last name chant. Not after he 2 fists one of your players. Dude has like 25 saves already.
the guy is a force when he is on.
Abdelkader, wtf are you thinking?!...oh right...
just cheer when they saw Bertuzzi get cut by a skate? Obviously I am aware of his history, but getting cut by a skate can be pretty serious.
Edit: Good news is that he didn't get cut, but still classless to cheer when that is what it looked like.
I wish Helm would have gave Niemi and ice bath right there, perfect chance for a little payback. Wings don't resort to that, unfortunate to my entertainment
I heart you. That is all.
pavel does it again, the guy has the craziest stick. now he just needs to score and give them a cushion.
Thats what she said...
I love watching Dats play. I love how he makes moves on people when he isn't even skating. He'll make guys chase the puck while he just stands still, amazing stick work.
They are openly asking each other what the old names of the conferences were. Horrible banter.
knows the Lions play in the NFC Norris division.
have to suffer through those SJ guys this series I can attest to how horrible they are. I watched a couple of the games during the LA/SJ series that was their feed, and they were just terrible.
Since I am in VA, I am hoping to get some FSD feeds on VS for some of the games. I'll probably just stream a radio feed and watch the game next time they use the SJ feed. It is beyond homerism, to the point of idiocy. These guys don't know shit.
I'm with some wings fans in a bar watching the game but we have no sound. Any word on bertuzzi, we just saw him throw gloves and skate off injured
just had a shot on goal
just had a shot on goal
Oh so close!
Fantastic line from TSN:
Niemi looks like he's eating soup with a fork in net.
Sharks look shook right now. Another near goal, floats across the goal line. Sharks players chasing the puck around making themselves look like a bunch of 8 year olds playing rec soccer.
That penalty on Howard was pretty stupid; how is it that there's a scrum after every stoppage and guys can give each other facewashes and throw jabs left and right, but as soon as a goalie gets involved, its 2 minutes?
I think it was a penalty because Pavelski had his back turned and Howard gave him a couple head blows. Had they been facing each other and Howard got a facewash in, no penalty. Probably not true, but was too obvious to the official and had to call it.
Did I just hear a "Howard sucks" chant?
Scoreboard. Suck it.
is he a scratch tonight? I cant recall seeing him yet.
He and Modano.
he needs to get it going
Was weak sauce!
for the interference on heatley earlier. Dammit! Bullshit call turns into a goal, as always.
It had to be that prick pavelski. Damn.
I wish Bert would've made the "boarding" penalty worth it, with an actual smash. I hate Pavelski.
friggin pk again. here we go, crank it up now boys.
Fuck. Pavelski. 1-1 game
just called a "high stick" a "high touch".
god I hated that prick
Is absolutely ludicrous.
STAY OUT OF THE BOX!
the favorable calls begin. A slash? really??
outcome of this game. 6 mins left, and that is a call? GTFO.
Every third practice for SJ is acting classes.
5 on 5 hockey?
the Sharks are back to embelleshing to draw penalties like last year's series. That was a bullshit call, Bertuzzi's was weak too. Same exact bullshit as last year' s series.
The cavalcade of penalties is taking years off my life...
I cant watch a powerkill. It's not healthy. I prefer 5 on 5 hockey like its suppose to be played. I missed SJ score because I turn off my tv during a kill.
I'd be OK if I never saw Joe Pavelski again.
Glad that Sharks' PP didn't result in anything.
some sustained pressure on Niemi, he's gonna let one in sooner than later - he is shaky as hell
He's letting up some huuuuuge rebounds tonight. Just need to shoot from everywhere and crash the net.
by Boyle. The amount of acting by those guys is absurd.
Of course the Wings are playing like crap tonight as well. Being completely outchanced and outshot. They need to play better. Howard is the only reason that this game is going to OT.
I saw 7 sharks on the ice right there with one playing the puck, what's that about?
This is exactly what I didn't want to happen.
Let's crack another beer.
No whammies, no whammies, no whammies!!!!!
not to press my luck.
What a weak call against the wings. Refs are in love with the sharks and there mass amount of stupid canucks.
i hate when the wings start to look panicked. they can't let this go on too long.
They definitely aren't playing like the Red Wings usually do tonight. May be some weak legs from the layoff. Jimmy came to play though (good thing).
time for someone to step up and silence the shart tank.
Not what I wanted, thanks to a weak call. Now I have to stay up when I have to work in the morning. Here's to a tired Saturday.
he was a Wisc. Badger.
when he's wearing the Red, White, and Blue.
it's amazing that no matter who is playing for the wings, when they are on, they always look the same. they can still cycle the puck today like they could when it was federov and yzerman. they need to keep that confidence; if they do, they can't lose. GO WINGS!!
man i miss those days, Stevie, Fed, the Grind Line...
that dude wasn't anybody, but he was the perfect guy for the wings. Kirk maltby, darren mccarty, it goes on and on. i don't watch hockey much because they don't care much about it in bama, where i live now, but it amazes me to see them click and cycle the puck like they did back in the day. If I didn't know better, i'd think that scotty was still behind the bench.
I haven't seen a Ron Mexico reference since i was at Virginia Tech. Great name, haha.
Thanks, he's my hero.
play of the game
are you fucking kidding me!
It's gonna take something magical now...
You've GOT to be kidding me. 4 minutes PP for Sharks
Guess we got that whammie you were talking about
cut/blood? I didn't see anything.
Under his weak-ass "playoff beard"
the beard. it was there, unfortunately
that last one was deserved, but the 2 before that were bullshit. we need a serious makeup call if we can get through this.
was no visible cut/blood when they showed him on the bench. It should have been a 2 minute call.
Edit: So it was a millimeter size cut under his bench than? Fuck that.
minor down, One to go...cmon boys!
damnit...fucking 4 min penalty killed us. this is going to be a long series...
FUCK ME! They didn't deserve that.
What a shitty way to lose...Fucking pinball, bouncing puck...
all that needs to be said
Why the hell does it seem like every eastern michigan based hockey team sucks balls in overtime? This series is gonna be some damn tough sleddin'.
howard deserved a better fate.
The diver, the faker, the damn liars
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut them down
Fuck San Jose
Yes, yes. God will cut them down. He will. He really will. That god is always cutting down cheating hockey players. He's so busy cutting down cheating hockey players that he has no time to do other things--like cut down tyrannical despots, cure horrific diseases, or prevent natural disasters. His priorities might seem out of whack, but who are we to question that god guy?
And fuck San Jose.
He's also busy giving us defensive recruits, don't forget.
Monotheism has worked out pretty good for mankind in the long run, but there was always that danger that the One True Lord would turn out to be Canadian.
I told myself after UM-UMD I wasn't watching another OT hockey game again.
I did. WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
Atleast 4 goals this playoffs that have deflected off of a red wing for a goal, we're killing our goalie.
Every team west of the Mississippi or south of the Mason/Dixon should be contracted or sent to Canada.
Take the fall! Act hurt! Get indignant!
Take the fall! Act hurt! Get indignant!
Take the fall! Act hurt! Get indignant!
I'm glad I'm not a Sharks fan today. I'd be livid if that was my team, win or lose.
Going to bed pissed off
FUCK OVERTIME HOCKEY
NHL is a joke. Tally up the penalties in the Canucks Blackhawks series. NHL badly wanted Blackhawks to upset. Gave the Canucks about 10 more penalties throughout the series. Not surprised to see the Wings still having to kill more penalties than they are given power plays.
To believe the Wings didn't get a PP chance after the first period...You mean to tell me the sharks didn't commit a penalty after the first period? Not counting the Pavelski roughing, because it was a coincidental with Howard and could've easily been a no call either way.
Besides going through HD withdrawal, I park the car up 1-0, fire up the computer at the Library, 1-1. Then I move to the dual screen computer to watch it full screen, and still be able to surf and read, and AFTER they kill 4 goddamn minutes of penalties, they give up a goal in OT.
I remember when jhackney posted this video after a tough loss sometime in late 2010. Still describes how dropping the first game of a seven-game series feels. Still, dropping the 1st isn't necessarily death. Are all the games going to be in the Tank?
Really, it's expected. Long layoff, road game, really par for the course. But being up 1-0 it took a great chance for them to put the Sharks on their heels, and make them have a must win or the series is over game (vs. the Wings now having a must win or they're then backs against the wall game), and maybe make this series end faster rather than longer. Damn Chicago and their overtime flop.
And yes, that was my jhackney tribute, since he hasn't been posting much lately (I think he got a job...).
penalties, the Wings did play not well enough. Need to play alot better in game 2. Howard was fantastic, definatly an undeserving end for him.
Still the amount of penalities called on the Wings in 6 games aganst San Jose including last years series is ridiculous, for a team that is one of the least penalized during the season. I just can't stand the way San Jose acts/embelleshments every time they get touched. Are they ever going to get called for an unsportsmanlike/diving penalty for that bullshit?
The Red Wings didn't play that well unfortunately. Just got out-played. Hopefully we come up with a better effort Sunday.
But we can still get a split. And maybe the next refs won't be so credulous.
SJ now has 32 PP's in last years series and this game, to the Wings 17 PP's. I think the Wings need to fight fire with fire, and start embelleshing/diving like crazy as well. Clearly it is working for the Sharks.
Of course the bottom line is that the Wings do need to play better than this game, but man that kind of difference in PP's is hard to overcome, against a very good team like SJ. The Wings need to spend more time in the offensive zone than they did in this one, that is for sure.
Benn Ferriero in your face!!! this is just the start of a long war, Go SHARKS!!!
sharks are a flop of a team that will never win anything
play. So inconsistent. BS gets called then they let real calls slide.
if you look at last year's series, the refs are very consistent. It's complete bullshit, but it's consistent.
Not pleased to learn the Wings lost. Again, stupid West Coast hockey ends at like 1 AM EST.
Hopefully they can pull one out in this series, or make it competitive. They've had plenty of rest, unlike last year.
Game 1 doesn't dictate a series. Games 2-4 do. Dumb penalties and flopping aside (those aren't going to change much...Wings just got to be smarter I guess), this years series already feels completely different from last years. Why? All those shots and only 2 goals to show for it.
Look, the Wings were outplayed, but that was kinda expected in game 1 after a long layoff. They need to refocus and control the puck better in game 2. More pressure on Niemi. If Detroit is at a 20-shot disadvantage at the end of game 2, i will be seriously worried...but I doubt that will happen again. Detroit is too good to play like that for more than a game...it would have been an undeserved stolen game if they had won last night. Would have been nice, but Detroit shouldn't have to steal any games to win a series.
Onto Sunday. I think Detroit will have more jump than SJ tomorrow. Go WIngs.