Surprised nobody created a thread yet. Game 1 vs. Boston one period in. LGRW!
PS: If somebody breaks Marchand's face into pieces, I wouldn't be upset.
Why not a Tampa/ Montreal thread?
No one cares about Tampa. In any sport.
No one cares about Montreal!
Because fuck Montreal and Tampa. Except Pacioretty and Yzerman. They're cool.
Not meant as a specific warning to you, but this particular crack means it bears repeating - one of the issues we're hoping to work on in the OT season is basic respect, so attempts to belittle or disparage people in threads such as this will potentially be dealt with and I do invite people to report things in the Mod Sticky.
I am thinking because this is a Michigan blog.
On a related but completely unrelated note, the Tigers are currently losing to the Angels 4-1. Drew Smyly made his first start of the year today. I hope his second goes better.
Good for the Wings to weather the 1st period storm.
I'm still tired from watching last night's games.
being more physical so far, good 1st period for both teams I thought.
Dang, can't believe the Wings didn't score there.
This is the best I've seen them okay in 4 years.
Wings definitely carrying the play and getting the better chances. Gotta score though
Dodged a bullet on that wraparound!
Franzen is stagnant.
Amazing what 5 million and change buys you these days. Holland is a good GM no doubt, but this has to be his biggest mistake as GM to date.
Hey it was Franzen or Hossa! He made the righ...
I mean Franzen did have those 2 great playoffs. WHAT HAS HOSSA DONE SINCE?!? (ignore those 2 stanley cups)
Stagnant and unable to hang on to the f-ing puck.
So nothing new then.
To the puck and winning the little battles. Great effort by the Wings so far.
Piece of crap
Imagine having Hossa instead of him. Ah, dare to dream.
I am gonna get really pissed in the third period because I know in my heart that Detroit will continue to dominate this game, but Boston will get some bull shit goal and win 1-0. Boston's goalie is playing very well.
That wouldn't shock me. Winning game one on the road is never easy, much less common. If we split, I'm more than thrilled.
Anybody else see that cheap shot on Dekeyser? What a load. If there is a blowout game this series I hope they just light him up. Where is McCarty when you need him?
Lucic is a piece of shit. I hate when Mickey tries to excuse shit. Bro code is that the family jewels are NEVER fair game.
Pretty bush league
LOL. Tampa is down 2-0 to Montreal and the Tampa crowd is chanting"USA USA USA." A couple of issues with that:
1) your team is losing, Tampa fan
2) sure, it is Montreal, but I'll bet most of the players on Montreal are not even Canadian
Tampa franchises are a joke. There are more Yankee fans at the Rays game now than Rays fans.
Just like there are more Montreal fans than Lightning fans at this one.
The Lightning only finished 10th in attendance this year, 8th last year.
What a terrible franchise.
Only because opposing fans come to see their teams because of all the snowbirds in Florida. There aren't many Tampa fans.
That's crap. You can't tell me the Lightning average 97% for 41 games and they're all opposing fans.
If that's all it was, then the Panthers and the Coyotes would sell seats too.
The preds sell a ton of tickets and the people here are afraid of the cold. Tickets don't make you a good team.
Ahhh how typical. Well if you look at the roster you will of course realize that Montreal is in fact full of Canadians. 13/26 from Canada.
Please tell me why you assume there wouldn't be many Canadians Is it that you are new to hockey? Or are you so clouded by your Americanism you don't realize that the USA isn't the Mecca of hockey?
There are 5 Americans playing for Montreal for what it's worth.
And Tampa? They are more diverse but 9/29 are Canadian along with 9/29 Americans.
If you're looking for something to watch during intermission, the Tigers-Angels game is probably the worst option out there right now. Ugh.
Well, yeah. It is baseball after all. Baseball is absolutely awful.
just saw the Lucic hack on DeKeyser. Unfortunately we don't have anyone who can go toe to toe with Lucic.
Franzen is theoretically big enough. Theoretically is the operative word. Pat Verbeek played tougher and with more passion than him.
Quinnville gets find 25K for grabbing his junk, what does Lucic get for intentionally doing that?
It's times like this I miss Jiri Fischer.
but that's not his style. Remember the stuff between him and Chris Neil?
His quote on Neil wanting to fight: "It's like me asking him to be a good hockey player."
Babcock always has this team ready for the playoffs but Howard has a tendency to give up some atrocious rebounds. I get the defense shouldn't give up many second chances but every rebound seems to find the slot
So tired of the "Howard Sucks".. Let's here your solution in the salary cap era, who should start?
I'm patiently waiting for the "Era of Mrazek" to begin.
I know he has zero experience at this point but that kid is going to be a quality NHL starter one day.
I agree. However he isn't ready. Howard is an above average goalie, to get anyone else will cost the Wings too much. Just need to wait for mrazek or Gustafson to develop
Uh-oh. Boston PP upcoming.
Good lord seriousy?
Interference. In basketball that's a really nice pick-and-roll.
The Wings look like the 2006 Oilers right now - minus a giant douchebag for a defenseman.
Liking the Wings passing though the neutral zone tonight. Getting it out of the zone very confidentially and moving up the ice
Confidently, I meant
Wow, I thought they were gonna score.
Datsyuk! 1-0 Wings!
In hockey! Wow!
My heart almost stopped and then they score! Go Wings! Unbelievable play!
Datsyuk you filthy animal.
Pavel. Goodness gracious that was amazing.
If there were any doubters that Pavel is the best player in the world, you have been shown that he is, in FACT, the best player in the world.
That's why the Wings can be a problem for anyone.
He iced the puck, so he better win the faceoff.
WOO HOO! We're the low seed, so why not us getting the late GWG?
Wings win baby. First game I've watched all year. I'm good luck.
Wings' Speed is gonna be a huge factor this entire series.
One down.... Three to go!
Huuuge Win! 1-0
So fun to be an underdog with no expectations. This is exactly the type of game some underdog played against us for many years.
You are so right. No pressure and the great thing was - it wasn't like we were outplayed and won on a fluke. We were the better team most of the night.
3 more to go. They have to be in their heads at this point.
Keep it going Wings
I keep watching and wondering how he did that. Truly the best hockey player in the world.
Glendening getting praise postgame for the veteran move of holding the puck against the boards, taking the hit, and running out the clock.
And the punch from Lucic. What a dick.
No doubt, he was standing on his head all night.
Anyone have the video link to the goal????
Incredible stuff from Pavel. He never fails to entertain
He passes the puck to himself between his skates, kicks it to his backhand, transfers very quickly to the forhand, cuts across the ice carrying the puck over a third of the ice and snaps off a nasty wrister. Game over. Unreal!
playoff hockey at its finest
Great goal...great game.
I love that large-headed Russian! Sheesh.
Pretty goal for Pavel, and an excellent job in net by Jimmy. A gritty win against the 1 seed on the road. Nice job Wings, keep it going.
I don't know what was better. The twisted wrister or the steal?
the steal, dude. The steal.
I don't know what was better. The twisted wrister or the steal?
As long as Brad Marchand gets Kronwalled at least once this series I will be happy. Great win wings!
Corey Perry with a spear himself tonight. He was called for a penalty though. Such a turd.
I wouldn't mess with Jamie Benn of all Dallas Stars either. He's not exactly a light weight
may be the best puck-handler is Red Wings history. I can't believe he collected that pass on his goal tonight. That was a terrible pass WAY behind him. I'm not sure there are even a handful of guys in the entire NHL that could have collected that one in, let alone done it at full speed and managed to score on the rush. That easily could have gone the other way for an odd-man rush for Boston.
It was a turnover not a pass but ya your point stands.
It was a pass not a turnover. Franzen knew he was there just a bad pass.
Top play on SC! Ballin!
Hopefully the Wings can keep it going on Sunday
I can't stop watching the replay. Sometimes you just have to shake your head and say wow.
How many times will I watch that replay today? Probably more than 50. So nasty. And I love his composure after the goal, no obnoxious celebration, just doing his job.
I'm a Blackhawks fan but got tickets to Game 4 of Wings/Bruins. Gotta keep the girlfriend happy and I hate Boston so GO WINGS!
Lucic got fined 5K. What a joke. At that point do anything.
Well, DeKeyser didn't need surgery, did he? /S