OT: Red Wings vs Hawks Game 3 Open Thread

Submitted by I Bleed Maize N Blue on May 20th, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Whew, I see it's 88 degrees in the D, and there's a sever thunderstorm watch till 8PM, though on radar it looks like the southern end of the front is passing to the north of A2-Detroit.

So far the Wings haven't been so good in odd-numbered games that aren't 7.  Hope they can turn it around.

TV:  7:30 PM ET on CBC & NBCS


Let's Go Red Wings!



May 20th, 2013 at 10:26 PM ^

Wasn't Chicago supposed to be past the "We're losing a game, so let's start throwing punches" phase of their franchise? Instead this is just a repeat of the '09 Hawks so far

I Bleed Maize N Blue

May 20th, 2013 at 10:32 PM ^

Ha ha, CBC just broke down the Datsyuk goal all the way from the defensive zone.  Kane was close to Datsyuk back there, but he coasted down the ice, and Datsyuk skated and wound up all alone on the left wing.


May 20th, 2013 at 10:48 PM ^

about that goalie interference call, it was a very bad call, but that no call on the Franzen play makes that a wash. Gotta love the Hawks getting pushed around physically, getting frustrated, and having to resort to cross-checks and boarding guys. First time in awhile I can remember the Wings frustrating a team with their physical play.


May 20th, 2013 at 11:09 PM ^

pinned in though. It looked like Howard still had enough room to make the save to me. Though looking at the rule, I would probally rephrase from very bad to questionable though, as you can certainly argue that he was impeding Howard to some degree. And yes Homer did have numerous phantom calls made on him based on his reputation, no disagreement with that.

Whatever the case it isn't revelant, Chicago had a goal given to them on a non-call, so it is wash, and they have no room to complain about the outcome. The team that deserved to win the game did.

The Hawks should worry more about the fact that the less talented team in the series is physically dominating them. Basically the Wings are doing to Chicago what some teams have done to the Wings in the past, all be it in a more clean manner than those teams.


May 20th, 2013 at 11:36 PM ^

him the oppurtunity to get out though. And the player being in the crease does not make it interference  according to the rule. It is basically a judgement call if the goaltender was given enough room to make the save.

But like I said whatever anybody's opinion on that call is, the Hawks got a gift on the no call on Franzen so it is really irrelevant to the outcome. That is why Quenneville has no room to bitch about it, regardless of whether it was  the right call or not.


May 21st, 2013 at 12:00 AM ^

does not automatically make it a no goal. It basically comes to a judgement call about whether the goaltender was given the room to make the save, if the player is not making direct contact with the goalie in the crease.

Upong further thinking after my initial post, I think it is a call  that can be argued is technically correct, but is not a call that is  not consistently made on that type of play. That second part is why Chicago had a problem with it.

Like I said though it is ultimately irrelevant, as the Franzen play has been called boarding all year and in the playoffs, and Chicago never would of gotten back in the game had that been called in the first place.


May 20th, 2013 at 10:59 PM ^

But that's not the way people are used to seeing the rule applied. He was screening Howard with both feet squarely inside the crease (at least for a second, which I'm sure is when the referee went from looking at the action within the circle over to Howard and the slot), so it's tough to feel sorry for him, but I doubt very much that even the Wings on the ice felt they would get that call.


May 20th, 2013 at 10:49 PM ^

Reminds me of his daze in Colorado, can't win? Then goon it up. Yup Joel your behind the bench, you blow this one and Scotty will drop your sorry ass off the Navy pier.


May 20th, 2013 at 11:17 PM ^

by how well the Wings have played thus far.  The two day break between now and Thursday could really help the Wings again with their legs.  Not quite the same jump tonight as game 2.

could be a hell of a game if Chicago brings an edge and Wings match their play from game 2. 


Chicago is just so damn good at keeping and moving the puck in their zone, so far the pucks haven't bounced their way in the last 2 games.  Hope it can stay that way because I'm holding my breathe every time they have a sustained cycle.



Buck Killer

May 20th, 2013 at 11:17 PM ^

Remember when we were favored approximately 10 years straight in the West and won 3 Cups? I would go crazy if we won as an underdog. Yes I remember Philly was favored, that is why I said the West. Konstantinov hit the shit out of Lindros and could pass like Lidstrom with the same smarts.

Sac Fly

May 20th, 2013 at 11:19 PM ^

Even if you're not a fan of the Wings, watching them execute a Box+1 is nothing short of great hockey. Even when they have so much talent on offense, if you can take away the player who the offense flows though the wheels fall off.