Game 5 tonight and I'm still nervous as hell! Best of 3 at this point. Go Wings!!!
Also, Carl Hagelin has a goal and two assists tonight for the Rangers, who lead the Caps 4-3 in the 3rd as they attempt to tie the series at 2 games a piece. BORK!
If you live in the Detroit area, the Wings will start on FSD Plus and switch to FSD at the conclusion of the Tiger game per a tweet from Ryan Field.
I always forget that some people have to watch the national broadcast. Luckily, I am not one of them
I expect two things:
Uh oh, it's an odd-numbered game - Wings need to play better than they have previously.
What an awful power play
Got another one. Really need a PPG.
Ugly looking powerplay to start . Definitely in weather-the-storm mode. Let's go!
I FUCKING HATE PERRY
Questionable penalty on Perry IMO
YA. make them pay!!
Franzen PPG!!!! 1-0 Wings!!!
there we go!!
GOOOAAALLLLL!!! That's for you Perry! Hahahahaa
and the Wings score. In other news, I'll be flipping my TV off and on all game; if we win like 27-0 that's the reason.
Has just been the man...Go Wings!!!
Howard stepping up so far. Need him to play like he did in Game 4 and so far tonight for the rest of the playoffs. No more Game 2&3 Howard.
God I fucking hate Perry.
since I last bought a helmet, but damn, that had to have hit Getzlaf hard.
What a fucking snatch!
If Howard can play like this all postseason...
Fuck. What a save.
WHAT A SAVE!!!!!
Way to go Jimmah!!! Yes Perry, you still suck.
Jimmy you THIEF!
That was HUGE!
It's blacked out here!! What "league restrictions?"
Wrong station..found it in time to see the game get tied.
Hot pot of coffee, quite a save by Jimmy!
We've got the lead, but Ducks are playing much better IMO. Can't play the rest of the game like this or we'll be exhausted and get wiped out in the 3rd.
Well, if the Ducks never score, it's all good.
Finally have a pulse going on offense. I'll feel really good if we get another one before intermission.
Dammit, tie game.
Fuck me...blind random ass shot goes in.
That's a bummer... everyone screening Jimmy on that one.
Have to win more face offs.
Yeah. Really miss Darren Helm.
nice transition play. Huge goal.
GOOOALLL!!!! What a smart play by Z! Nice putback by Sammy!!!
Do Zetterberg and Datsyuk get their jerseys hung in the rafters?
Or do they have to do more in their careers to get to that point?
If they stay with the Wings til they're about 40 and the Wings aren't awful in that time, I would think they'd be pretty certain to get their jerseys in the rafters. But Dats might go back to Russia after next season so we'll see. I think based on what they've done so far and what they should finish with in terms of #s, 13 and 40 will be hanging one day.
I would think do more. Stevie Y is the last person and Lidstrom has to be next on the list.
Datsyuk and Zetterberg are very good players, but they're not in the same league as either Yzerman (the greatest team leader in NHL history, plus elite stats) or Lidstrom (pretty clearly the number two all-time defenseman). Those guys were legends years before they hung up their skates, and I just don't see it with 40 and 13, as much as I enjoy watching them play.
I think about this often...
Crazy to think both guys could be in the rafters but I think they both will if they both finish their careers with the Wings. The've won a cup as the leaders of the team and have stepped up big time in the playoffs.
and I agree that should be important, but if the last sentence is the criteria, why not Shanahan or Fedorov or even Osgood?
Not to knock on Zetterberg and Datsyuk, but in a list of Sawchuck, Delvecchio, Lindsay/Able/Howe, Yzerman and presumably Lidstrom, I just don't think they end up retiring either number.
Good job by that line, but man, gotta get goals out of that.
Keep up this pressure. Great shift there. Everything but a damn goal
Damn- Brunner, Smith and Datsyuk with great chances!
Damn, Cleary looks to be in some pain.
Ouch. That seemed awfully wristy.
5 minute major? Game misconduct? 2 game suspension? Oh wait, wrong color
Spoke too soon
Can't believe he got only a 5 and not a game with it as well
I don't know how much more textbook you can get than injuring a player in the course of boarding him.
Boarding major. Need to make 'em pay on the PP.
Make these fuckers pay
Damn those posts!
game misconduct? Intent to injure, check, player is injured, check. Right, double standards those are a bitch. I guess as long as the injury isn't related to the head everything is fine and dandy, in this league.
Need a goal out of this long PP. Huge momentum for Ducks if we don't score.
What a shitty powerplay
God, what an awful power play.
Sadly, wings were getting much better chances 5 on 5.
Wings power play is bad, bad, bad.
FUCK! PPG them. Tied again.
Fuck fuck fuck
Golden opportunity to extend our lead and we just fuck it up
I hate getzlaf.
power play sequence...
Damn it what a huge shift in momentum that was.
3 in a row for my LA Kings! I'm pumped!!
Certainly has been a much tighter third period. Let's get the goal boys!
4 on 4
Whoever can go up 3-2 will...go up 3-2.
I guess the Wings just want to get all of their wins in OT. Let's do it!
I can't help but think of deliverance when that commercial with all the goals comes on.
Unfortunately, this game is in OT. Which means to meet my expectations we need to win this game within the next 12 minutes
As much as I hate OT, we've done nothing but win in it this playoffs. So this has to be a good thing, right?!
We have mostly evened the stats up. Idk what that means now, but at least we forced the issue a bit lately
There's a dodged bullet...
Fucking god dammit
We need to look for better defensemen in the offseason. That was piss poor.
I know it sucks to lose a game like that, but I disagree that we need to get D this summer. We got DeKeyser, he looks great, just got hurt, Lashoff is only 22 and is playing in his second playoff game, give him a year to mature and improve, and basically the same with Smith. After Kronwall-Ericsson, pretty much everyone is young. They have the chance to get better.
Quincy--ok I can't defend (no pun intended) him. He should be good at this point in his career, or he should be gone.
Agree with all your points, esp. that Quincy need to be gone: he seems to be on ice for every blown defensive play => their goal--but let's hold off on the DeKeyser is second coming of Saint Nick stuff. He's only played a few games at this level & Smith, Laschoff, & other rookies D this year all looked super for first spell for some reason before coming down to reality of their youth & need to mature. I think they're good, & DeKeyser too, but he's going to come back to a young gun needing to mature same as they did.
I completely agree, pretty much across the board with you here. I think Dekeyser will be great (no, not the 2nd coming of Lidstrom, not sure where the other responder got that from your post). He was sorely missed in the past 2 games. But I think some of these guys (Lashoff, Smith, even Kindl sometimes) are too young and not quite ready to take over. So we need some older guys that can help teach and coach them while they bounce back and forth between GR and DET next season (a FULL season). They haven't shown they're ready to be full time players at the NHL level yet. It's just unfortunate we're in this situation right now, but it is what it is.
Get rid of Quincy and bring in 2 seasoned good defensemen.
FUCK. SHIT. COCK. BALLS.
behind everyone in the slot. That's the most dangerous spot on the ice.
Damnit! Could never get out of our own zone. Back at it Friday.
Defense sucks balls
More piss poor D than a good offensive play
It's sad to think a defensemen that has only been in the NHL since April 5, had that big of an impact not playing.
If Dekeyser was playing this whole series, it would be a much different story. He's Excellent getting the puck out of the zone. We missed that on the lower d pairings.
Back at it on Friday. Must win.
Our defensemen our really, really bad. The last five minutes of regulation and overtime looked like minor league play from those guys.
Not having Dekeyser hurts. Not having Helm hurts. And I have no idea why Tootoo is sitting rather than Eaves. They got him specifically to give the team the grit they were missing in the playoffs last year, so, let's play him in one out of our first five playoff games?
Eaves has been working his ass off and creating a ton of scoring chances from the last few games of the year all the way through the playoffs so far.
I watched Kindl a lot tonight, he is making huge mistakes. I said this from the beginning, this is going 7 .... Wings taking it in Anaheim.
Dekeyser, I miss you.
If the wings keep playing like they did in the last half of the 3rd and OT. Piss poor effort late in the game. Yes, the d-men were off, but the forwards weren't helping... they lost nearly every 50-50 puck race late in the game and in OT.
Working the next day sucks when you go to bed at 3AM all jacked up from a OT hockey loss. Bring back Toronto and the 401 rivalry as the Wings go back to the East where they belong!