Hopefully breaking out the brooms tonight. Zetterberg is still out, no need to play him if we don't need to.
LETS GO WINGS!
I have work tomorrow. I'm going to bed now. WHY is this game starting at 10:30?
Thanks for nothing Gary Bettman...
The bars here close at 1am and I don't get Vs or CBC. These 1030 games are brutal if it goes past 2.5 hours, because I miss the end.
Streams are your friends.
The internets is your friend.
EDIT: aaaaand this is why you refresh before you post...
As much as I hate Bettman you can't blame a west coast game starting at 10:30 on him. There are NBA, and even NFL games that start at 7:00 PST or later. Even if the Coyotes were in Winnapeg the game would still start at 10:30 (See Calgary or Edmonton series from years past). This is the nature of having the easternmost team in the Western Conference, equals to a few late nights late in the season.
I'll take a few late games to play in the western conference. Eastern conf. hockey is a bummer.
To be fair, the only time the NFL has games starting that late are when they double up Monday Night Football, and that's really only week 1.
Everything else is pretty structured to the 1pm, 4:15pm, and 8:30pm ET starts (or thereabouts, since I think some might be 4:05 or 8:20 instead).
*sweep sweep sweepsweepsweep*
This Rangers Caps game is a pretty good intro. Great OT hockey here
which is cool, but also not cool: it's on CBC, which is the same channel that will be showing the Wings.
I have the oppostie problem. No CBC in Chicago so Versus is showing the Rangers game, which is the channel the Wings will be on.
Somewhere in Bristol Linda Cohn is getting ready to jump off a building.
Awesome first post dude
because we all know that's who they are.
J-E-T-S Sucks Sucks Sucks!
They are the Phoenix Coyotes, and it is my hope they will stay that way. Go Yotes.
Damnit VS, stop playing shitty music and put the Wings game on the Alternate channel...f'ing overtime.
so is there a stream for this game considering VS is playing the caps/rangers game.
thanks in advance
everything i've seen is either more caps/rangers or cry babies/lightning...too much OT tonight
that's what I need to start up now, since Tampa won't just beat Pittsburgh already. Have fun, everybody.
Franzen scratched, Modano in.
Anybody know what his injury is? Lingering effects from the face plant he had in the boards on Sat? or something else?
Dammit! Franzen is out for tonights tilt. Huge loss for the Wings
I can't get the Wings game anywhere. Caps game on Versus and subsequently also on the atdhe feed.
Fuck you NHL.
Helm taking a high stick after the whistle
WHAT A GOAL
Holy crap. What a goal!
First person to post a working stream gets a fake +1 from me.
Its another Datsyukian miracle!!!
I sure wish I could see it.
Damnit. Why the hell does Versus have an alternate feed if they're not going to do anything with it?
Versus and the Big Ten Network are competing to see who can piss off their viewers more. Not sure if watching Michigan basektball but having our point guard referred to as "the butterfly" is worse than not watching the Wings.
I have honestly run out of things to say about Pavel Datsyuk.
Finally!!! A Break!!!
Damn. Got lucky off a skate. 1-1
That didn't last long.
but not to me...
And still don't have a feed.
Penguins score on a fluke goal to beat Tampa in 2OT. Switch to the Wings game, CBC!
You sir, are both a gentleman, and a scholar.
welcome of course
But I have still not adjusted to the home team wearing colors rather than whites.
Damn it just saw that the Pens won.
The whole chanting of a goalie's last name is getting way overdone.
Phoenix was chanting "Howard" before the first goal even. Doesn't seem like they're exactly in a position to be talking about goalies.
I remember in game 1 of Washington - New York, Caps fans were chanting "Lundqvist" also, when he was essentially the entire reason the Rangers were in the game.
son of a bitch
Goal by Doan sneaks past Howard. Damn.
The refs hate the wings so much they actually help the JETS score a goal
Kicked right back to Doan by the ref (unintentionally, but still)
Cue bitching about how refs suck at everything.
Caps win as well
And yet Versus still has the Wings game blacked out.
i thought that too cause the guy said so but it came through anyways.
You can come to my place, it's on my Versus.
But I have been on jobing.com nonstop since Monday night doing all of the great things you can do there.
Stadium naming ftw! /s
Ahhhhhh Tuzzi gotta finish that!!!!!!!!
WE HAVE HOCKEY! YAY!
Versus still sucks.
All of a sudden my Wings game consists of just a black screen. YAY
I guess there's no interference.
I was thinking the same thing
This broadcast is terrible. It keeps cutting out.
Needs to finish - still
Darren Helm you are the man!
I love Helm
Helm CRUSHES Yandle, sets up the pass to open Eaves for the tap-in....FILTHY GOAL
2-2! Helm to eaves
There's our deflection. Even steven.
That was all Draper
Beautiful play on the puck.
Helm's been great on the forecheck tonight.
Anyone want to debate Shane Doan's qualities during intermission?
His parents have basically the same name. Also, he sucks.
Is there another couple in the world named Bernie and Bernice?
I'm missing it since the two Versus channels I have both took a dump. I think they're trying to tell me to get back to studying.
Also, I don't have class tomorrow until 1:30. Life is pretty good on Wedensday nights for BlueDragon this quarter.
I loved the ref being talked into that call by that idiot "fanbase" that has no idea what they're looking at.
What, the slash which broke a stick? That call was legit.
Can't believe the ref didn't see it, though.
I completely agree that the call was legit. What I didn't like was the ref waiting 5 seconds and calling it only after hearing all the fans cry for a penalty.
A linesman could have told him.
Mick made the point the other night; guys like Helm & Abdelkader only get like 7-8 minutes a game, which seems crazy cuz it seems like they're everywhere. Means they're doing something right.
And yes, John Keating just implied to Modano that he must be well acquainted with Franzen's lower body.
Actually this series it's been a lot more than that: Abdelkader's over 15, Helm over 12.
Partly Zetterberg being out, partly getting big leads so Datsyuk doesn't play as much.
Caps coach Bruce Boudreau is in a bunch of ads during DC broadcasts. Also hilarious.
A friend showed me this one a couple weeks ago. He swore up and down that it was a real commercial. Somehow I don't believe him. Not gonna embed cuz its not safe for, well... anything.
The Racicot ads are classic -- those same ads have been airing for YEARS. For me, it's almost not playoff hockey without the old Racicot ads.
going to be a late night.
Nice move by Vrbata. 3-2
Argh. Good fake. Can't blame Howard on that one. Better than their lucky-as-shit goals earlier.
Yeah Howard had no shot on that. Really annoying how crappy the Wings penalty kill has been this series.
Big hit by Homer on Hanzal, and Wings PP coming.
Awwwww Kronwall with the rebound goal on the PP
20 seconds to a goal. Tied at 3.
Boom. Kronwall'd. 3-3
Kronwall with the snipe.
WHERE'S YOUR HOWLING SOUND EFFECT NOW???
What's more annoying: the Coyotes howl sound? or the Penn State lion roar?
But only because I only hate the Coyotes a couple of times a year. I hate Penn State on a regular basis.
Their goals are ugly and cheap. Our goals are attractive and tasteful.
Ya gotta get it up, or you're not going to score. - Mickey Redmond.
That's what she said!
Phoenix did their best Slap Shot impression for the first three game, and now they'dre complaining about Detroit playing physical.
It seems that sometimes you've gotta punch the bully in the mouth.
And you feel shame. But then you get free.
Hudler was offside and they called it good, then Jov timed that attack perfectly onside and they called it off. What a welcome change from the officials
HOLY BIG GIANT CLAM
HOLY KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
What the H is an indian rubber ball, Mick?
India rubber is natural rubber.
Just tried to start a fight with the cage.
That was a hell of a power play even though we didn't score
I can't believe Yandle kept up with Helm there
Yeah, I thought Helm was in. But he could have made it harder for Yandle by keeping it on his backhand a little longer.
Would I be out of line to say that once Lidstrom and Drapes retire that Helm could possibly get the other A.
Not out of line. He's been really impressive for a while, just unsung.
Versus just put up a graphic stating that the Coyotes/Jets franchise has lost 12 consecutive playoff series. Ouch.
I will never forget 16 degrees Celsius is 61 degrees Fahrenheit now.
Anybody catch the announcer saying Hitler instead of Hudler.
Don't make a Reich
On VS I think he said "Hidler"... He corrected himself very quickly. Pretty embarassing slip.
And I thought I heard him say "rebound in the crease, and Howard Goebbels up the loose puck"
Today (yesterday, 4/20, I guess) is Hitler's birthday
I've been away from the TV for three hours, and I've been re-reading the live blog to get the feel of the game back in my mind. I have the feeling the commentators had a pretty spectacular "moment" at this point in the broadcast.
Delay of game.
For those of you on Versus, Mickey just called Draper Chuck Norris
How did that go in???
Disgusting goal from the corner, standing on the goal line
"Impossible angle" is one of those phrases that NHL announcers shouldn't use anymore
It shows a disregard for even the most basic axioms of three-dimensional geometry.
Man's been overdue. Plays solid and gets the payoff. Way to thread the needle.
Hold them off!!!
Tuzzi gettin dirty
Good night coyotes!
I think he has been playing pretty well this series, some good chances, etc. hopefully this gets him on a bit of a streak.
Edit: damn you OP for picking the first broom gif on google search before me haha
Hope you like Winnipeg!
To the Great White North.
Take off! It's a beauty way to go!
Not cool man.
After their first couple, they owed us one of those
Love the "Lets go Red Wings!" chant.
This quote is awesome.
Hanzal = huge doosh for throwing his stick at Eaves on the empty net breakaway...that's an auto penalty shot right there
Seriously that was a bush league move
Hanzal was playing street hockey-style. I've totally done/seen that same trick many times.
What happens if you get a penalty shot on an empty net? Do they get to put a defender in there since the goalie wasnt on the ice?
They just count it as a goal. No shot is taken.
6-3 Wings on an empty netter by Eaves.
BOOM. Eavess- Eavesvd- Eaves'd! Or something.
How sweep it is!!
Please do not let this be the end for the Yotes. Save the Yotes.
that the golfing is superb in Phoenix this time of year.
How is the golfing in Manitoba?
Hell yes Wings! I really hope this is not the last game ever for Phoenix though.
If it is, and they move back to Winterpeg, that's two less home games per year for the Red Wings.
So be it. I'll be glad to see the mule and Z next series after a nice long break, bring on San Jose, (best guess) and I don't have a snowball's chance of making it to work on time tomorrow. Go Wings, Go Blue, go go gadget sleep number.
Be seein y'all.
I kind of feel bad for the 'Yotes and their fans. It's gotta be sad losing a team, and in this fashion.
If the fans filled the seats, maybe they wouldn't have money problems?
This. Where were all these fans during the regular season when they were averaging a pathetic 12,000 per game?
Even more of a bummer for all the transplanted Wings' fans out there.
The Wings completely dominated the series. I honestly didn't think it was gonna be as easy as it was. I really thought Phoenix's solid defensive play, physicality and Bryzgalov were gonna give Detroit fits. And we would really need to capitalize on the Powerplay to put Phoenix away quickly.
But, that sure wasn't the case. I think I predicted it in 6 but...I'll gladly take the sweep. The extra time off should really help us out, Franzen will have time to heal up and will be getting our best playoff performer back in Zetterberg for round 2..so we should be just that much better! GO WINGS!!
Eh, Bryzgalov was terrible in last year's series too. And they lost their best shutdown defenseman from last year in Michalek. Not to mention Detroit didn't have to go on a tear down the stretch this time to make the playoffs. I didn't expect it to be a long series (I picked Detroit in 5 in my bracket pool), but outside of the third period of Game 2, Detroit never seemed to be threatened down the stretch in this series. Add Hank to the mix (hopefully he'll be healthy enough to return for that) and there's not a team out there that Detroit can't beat.
I didn't expect a whole lot more than what the Yotes showed. They lack depth and have a shady defense. The one thing that was worse than expected was Bryzgalov.
What was really surprising, though, was Detroit's team defense, which was horrible during the regular season. The Wings often "flip the switch" going into the playoffs, but the team defense this year was the worst since the lockout, so I was somewhat skeptical about that switch being flipped this year. We ended up seeing a Wings team firing on all cylinders though, and without Zetterberg to boot. Made for a boring, albeit satisfying, series. If they continue playing this way, they'll be in line for a real strong run indeed.
Just woke up and saw the score.