OT: Can the Wings Bring It Back to the D? (YEAH! WOO!!)/ Game 5 @ Sharks NHL Thread

Submitted by I Bleed Maize N Blue on May 8th, 2011 at 7:44 PM

Same formula: throw pucks at the net early and often and go hard after them, work hard in the corners, skate, skate, skate.  Hopefully get puck luck, early goals and stay out of the box.

It's tough, though, facing elimination every game.

Franzen looked better at the start of game 4, but the announcers pointed out in the second period (IIRC) he was slowing.  Hope his ankle has improved, we really need him to get going.


Waters Demos

May 8th, 2011 at 7:50 PM ^

I think this series is closer than the score reveals, with two overtime games, one resolved by a fluky goal. 

If any team can pull it off, it's the wings.  But the tank has been tough for us. 

Tshimanga Cowabunga

May 8th, 2011 at 8:02 PM ^

The crowd in the Tank is gonna be real loud and into the game. A good start for the Wings will go a long way to take the crowd out of it and you know to put the Wings ahead


May 8th, 2011 at 8:05 PM ^

Wings must do something similar to what Nashville did last night to have a chance.  Get early chances, and capitalize.  Then stay out of the box and force the sharks to beat you instead of beating yourself.  Another key will be Franzen or Datsuyk having a positive impact on the game.


Go Blue... Let's Go Red Wings!


May 8th, 2011 at 8:08 PM ^

I'm currently driving back from Florida...pulled up the ticket on my phone but gonna try to stream on the iPad as well. They looked very strong on Friday, hopefully they can build on that tonight

Waters Demos

May 8th, 2011 at 8:34 PM ^

I think it would be interesting to be sitting near the Wings' penalty box.  When Lidstrom sat down, I'd ask him through the glass whether he ever considered being a SEAL.

Happy Gilmore

May 8th, 2011 at 8:44 PM ^

Sharks should be short handed right now not having a faceoff in our zone. That FUCK slew-footed Abdelkader at about the 3:30 mark with no call, of course. Bunch of fucking BSSSS


May 8th, 2011 at 8:56 PM ^

If Heatley had killed his teammate while a member of the Sharks, I'd have told the guy to quit faking it.  Nothing but a bunch of drama club bitches.  Melrose seems to be doing a lot of diving into the Sharks' crotches as well.  The mute button is going to earn its keep tonight, boys...


May 8th, 2011 at 8:52 PM ^

fucking player for a guy his size. Barely hits anybody and dives likes a soccer player. No wonder the Sharks have come up short in some many playoffs, being led by a guy like that.


Just heard that Datsyuk was banged up enough to almost miss this game, could anything else be working against the Wings in this game?


May 8th, 2011 at 9:05 PM ^

to me how much I hate the Sharks now. My level of hate for the Sharks is bordering on  the level of hate I had for the Avs in the past.


May 8th, 2011 at 9:10 PM ^

Guys, get off the officials, it's tacky and old.  It's called adapt and play SMART HOCKEY.  Thorton's dive was called and resulted on a 4 on 4 no harm done.  The Datsuyk call was legit, and so was Lindstrom's.


May 8th, 2011 at 9:17 PM ^

Which of the wings penalties were a dive by the Sharks? Franzen (well that dive was called) so don't think there is an issue. Stuart's.... not a dive Couture got smoked (questionable call) Lidstrom no that was a trip pretty clear. Datsuyk well keep your off hand on the stick, and don't reach and grab someone.


Like I said I'm just tired of the EXUCSES.... JUST WIN!


May 8th, 2011 at 9:23 PM ^

The one on Dats. I played hockey for most of my life and if that isn't a dive then I don't know what it is. This game is fuckign disgrace. the sharks remind of district 5 from the mighty ducks when bombay is teaching them how to dive. 

I am tired of biased refs letting go of diving. They say it is priority but they NEVER FUCKING CALL IT WHEN IT IS IN FRONT OF THEIR FUCKIKNG EYES!!!! IT is obviosu bettman is in the head of the refs. fuck this shit. 

how about the snow fest thorton was doing on howard for games one to three until the league announced it was going to call unsportsmanlike. The sharks are bunch of cheaters. they will do anything becuase they have no talent and no class.