that is nice bonus change
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