Go Red Wings!
Any final score projections?
Redwings 8 - Ducks 1
Let's stop allowing 3+ goals in the final period. I'll be happy if we do that. Oh, and if we win. I'll be happy if we win.
Go ved vings!
Good Guys: 37. Mighty Ducks: -3
Wings 4 Ducks 3
3-2 Wings. Need to get this win!
Good call on the final score!
My prediction is that Mickey Redmond will be consuming ginger ales during the game.
but rather a statement of fact. mickey loves his ginger ales.
4-2. And we win game 5.
Lets. Fucking. Do this.
Red Wings will have at least one more goal than the Ducks. The Wings desperately need this one. Let's get it!!
Another goal that wouldn't have happened had we made a simple play.
Fucking dumb turnovers. When will we have smart defenseman who don't shit themselves in our end with the puck.
Fuck. Sloppy and fucking slow
i hate the rebuilding period
i guess my ass got spoiled. i miss the red wings of the 90's and 00's
This team is just plain overmatched.
It is the 2-7 series. Also, that Kronwall hit looked better in real time with the kind of obstructed view than it did with a clear angle. Nice job getting low with the hips either way.
Momentum is a fickle thing in hockey. There have been times where we looked overmatched early, only to come back and make it a series or win and the same has happened for other teams playing us. Ducks aren't invincible in the slightest. Win this one and it's best of 3.
Crowd is on top of the chants tonight!
How many games was the Kronwall hit worth?
If Shanahan and Bettman have their way, he will be force to coach some pee wee hockey team from district 9 in Minneapolis.
They are not overmatched. Bad goal which is typical of JH in the playoffs. The wings have been the better than the ducks in the first just can't get it by hiller.
I'm not just referring to the first period tongiht.
Decent first period much better tho the last game. Kronwall jumps and hits a guy again and jimmy lets in a cheap one.
Ericsson is playing well, Kronwall almost killed a man. Most of the shots were directly at Hiller though.
bullshit call.. he nudged him
I've mentioned this to others, but as someone who doesn't know much about the rules of the game but enjoys the game for its pace of play and puck movement, I really don't understand penalties at all in this game. Plays that seem to be more dangerous, late, effect the opposing player move, etc seem to not be called but some of the bullshit that doesn't effect the game is called. I guess calls seem subjective and inconsistent at best to me. I just don't know how long the game has been this way, because I don't think it always has
Do you have any examples or types of calls in general? I'm honestly curious about this.
Nothing specific, right now. I will keep an eye out. In general I feel calls like hooking, slashing and even interference at times are pretty iffy. It could be my own ignorance on the actual rule regarding penalties and legal contact. I've never really wanted to read about it, just pick it up from watching and commentators. Now, Micky might not be the best one to listen to all of the time because he is and will always be old time hockey- and times are now different. I also started watching around the avalanche rivalry. It could just be the entire game as changed and I'm just not ready to view today's rule for all that they are and I still revert to initial thoughts of the game.
Hooking has changed a lot since the last lockout, there's been a much bigger emphasis on obstruction penalties and high hits. Hooking is actually a pretty black and white call, the NHL defines it as "the act of using the stick in a manner that enables a player to restrain an opponent". Generally, wrapping the stick around an opponent's torso or pulling the blade of your stick back while it's attached to an opponent are dead giveaways.
Interference is a more subjective call; the easy ones are where the puck is nowhere near the play, the hard ones are when "possession and control" are in question. The referees are looking to see if a hit is avoidable after a player gets rid of the puck, players generally do a quick count to three or a normal count to two as a rough guide, and that's usually pretty accurate.
Then again, Gryba got an interference call and Eller had the puck on his stick when he was hit (the big Senators/Canadiens hit)., and there are a bunch of other examples of calls being incorrect, so obviously things aren't always called perfectly in real time.
I feel like their chances are of much more quality than ours. Tough row to hoe this way
If you can lay up that much, you can avoid contact all together. Wings can't afford to be on the PK all game.
Looked to me like he didn't expect Sbisa folding like that once he felt contact. Bert's an old school kind of guy and the game isn't old school anymore. Flops work now. That said, yeah, you're right. Pretty dumb penalty.
Just that getting an opponent off the puck at the blue line isn't worth risking two minutes, especially when it's a near certainty it's going to get called against you.
are the wings gonna score a goal again?
Again? This game is the only one in existence for me, so I'm confused.
It's possible to play an outside game at Dodgers Stadium? Huhmm
They can't get anything past Hiller..no matter what. Jesus.
Good Lord, those refs sure take a long time to blow the whistle on Howard's end.
hiller is a damn stone wall.. he is stopping everything
Well the wings are going to have to shoot the puck a lot harder if they want to continue to try to shoot the puck through his chest..
Same game as me. I agree pick a corner good lord
Howard is still awesome, wings just can't score!
Bout damn time!
Yes!!!! About damn time!
Need 12 more shots at least this period
Gotta say, Eaves has been playing with his hair on fire tonight. Be nice to see him get rewarded.
Need this PP goal.
i miss hatcher.. they need to fuck some shit up
Funny you should mention him. I'm watching the game right now at his bar, Hatchey's.
Gesh talk about over paying for someone
Fucking shit that would happen
Tripping over your own goalie = bad idea.
fucking fuckity fuck
That would also happen too. No good view of course.
That one counts, right?
I love you Pavel!
Damn that was a sick shot
WOW DATSYUK!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A CANNON SHOT THINGY!!!!!
Too bad Hiller's water bottle was secured, but whatever. Go Wings.
hah yeah else the water bottle might have gone into the crowd!
That's tripping dammit!
How was that not a trip or some fucking thing?
good shot of Franzen asking the ref what we all want to know... "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!"
Who get's the winner? I say Cleary
Way OT. But I would like to say how much I love the fact that the Wings jersey has remained mostly unchanged for years. Idk why, but as I was watching replays I was thinking about this and loving it. Same with the Tigers. Just feels good
Ugh. OT. You'll be the death of me.
Fucking ref 70 feet away called that? Fuck you!
At least from the TV camera angle.
Bad break but hard to tell if that was a highstick or not live.
howard spends to much time on his stomach.. he needs to stay upright
Everyone clench your buns....
So hard and long it's moved through to my testicles
That's not a penalty? Alllllllllrighty then.
What, you can hear me speak now? I've only said that 5 times in the past 5 minutes.
Apparently I don't know what a trip is.
fucking offside calls suck
Brunner OT WINNAR!!!!
FUCK YEA BABY
Fuck ya!!! We dominated that OT
if they would just say his name correctly on NBC...
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
All your OT are belong to us.
Goose did a great job forcing that chance. 2-2 boys!!!
Got some much needed puck luck on that bounce.
OK I'm done running around now.... GOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!!!!!
...but FUCK yeah. The Wings dominated all of overtime, and to come away with a loss here would have been the end of it.
ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!
Hell yeah Wings win!! Keeping my prediction of Wings in 6 alive and well. Two more boys!!
Fuck yes still!!! I am expecting a game 5 victory, as I said to start this thread.
Between the patented Bruce Boudreau playoff choke and the fact that other than Chicago and Pittsburgh there is no-one in the league who I think is significatly better than we are, I think we are at leat 50/50 to get through this series now. We are skating better than they are right now, and I think Jimmy showed us tonight that he can play in the playoffs.
and Abdelkader gets to play again this year!!
Do you think Abdelkader plays witht he first line? Samuelsson I think sits.
Maybe Bert moves up to play with Pav and Z
I would love to see Tuzzi get up with Z and Pav on the first line for Game 5. In my ideal world Sammi loses his spot to Tuzzi and Tootoo replaces Tuzzi on the line below.
Sometimes I feel like Babcock hates the idea of an old school grind line. I know he likes all his offense to be as to put the puck in the net, but the value of a line that goes out and plays high energy, fast, and physical - even if they don't score - helps open up the ice for everyone else.
Brunner is forgiven for the stupid toe drag against getzlaf..
LET'S FUCKIN GO!!!
Best of 3 series now!
that was a heck of playoff hockey game. Tense, solid play throughout. Mostly 5-5 with a couple key penalty kills mixed in, late dramatic goals from both teams and a crowd that was charged up most of the night.
NHL playoffs are insanely fun. Good to see the Wings won last night.
Lot of competitive series, as usual.
looked good last night, he could be SOOO huge in the rest of this series. Sammy looked ok at times but then made some bad mistakes, but hey, he hasnt played all year...looked ok. When Abby gets back I would like him up there with Pav and Z again but move Burt with Fil and the mule on the second line.
Love me some playoff hockey for all those who hate hockey, I feel sorry for them.