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Wings-Hawks Game Notes

Having been at the game last night, I didn't get time to put notes together for a proper game recap until I went back to watch the game this afternoon.

A couple things I thought at the game were confirmed. One is that the Red Wings' goals both came on lucky bounces. Detroit was completely unable to score without the puck going in off of a Chicago player.

Another is that the Blackhawks were able to get to the Detroit net without punishment, either from the Red Wings' defenders or the officials.

At one point shortly after Tomas Holmstrom was called for goaltender interference, Patrick Kane cut through Dominik Hasek's crease, bumping the Detroit goalie, with no call from the refs.

Later, the 'Hawks would get on the board when several players were allowed to remain at the side of the crease as Hasek sprawled out, with Patrick Sharp eventually lifting the puck over him.

One thing I hadn't realized was how awful the third-period slashing call on Andreas Lilja was. That was the call that gave the Blackhawks the power play on which they scored the game-winning goal. That's a lot riding on a broken stick.

It's early in the season, right now it's important to think that it doesn't matter. In April we might be able to look back at things like that (as well as the quick whistle in Chicago last week that cost Detroit a goal) and still say it doesn't matter. If they do matter by then, I imagine a lot more games like this will have happened.

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Detroit's lines for the morning skate today, courtesy of Bruce MacLeod:

Datsyuk-Zetterberg-Holmstrom
Hudler-Filppula-Samuelsson
Cleary-Draper-Drake
Kopecky-Ellis-Maltby

Lidstrom-Rafalski
Kronwall-Lilja
Lebda-Chelios

Hasek (starts)
Osgood

With a win, the Wings will head into their first road trip of the season having claimed nine out of a possible ten points to start the season.

I'll be at the game so there won't be much in-game commentary from me but I will be trying to take some photos.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/12/2007 at 1:06 PM

 

Photos are good, especially since I can see them now.

It's a little late since you are definately gone by now, but have fun! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/suspect.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":suspect:" border="0" alt="suspect.gif" />

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/12/2007 at 6:56 PM

 

Sixth game of the season and the Wings are already wearing white at home.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/12/2007 at 7:23 PM

 

Make that the 5th game. I can't count.

Holmstrom got robbed (again). Another fight for Drake. Good times.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/12/2007 at 8:21 PM

 

First Chicago goal... Wings could have benefitted from the quick whistle Chicago got last weekend. Second one... What was Dom watching? Not good.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/12/2007 at 9:10 PM

 

That was cheap.

The Wings' got robbed a goal, AGAIN.

And Lang, wtf? Geez. D=

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/13/2007 at 12:59 AM

 

My photos from the game have been added to the site.

http://www.detroitho...date=2007-10-12

I'm particularly happy with this one...

http://www.detroitho...imedia/1056.php

I may add video if anything looks good after I finally get around to watching the game tape. Not having seen that is why I haven't done a game-recap yet.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/13/2007 at 5:55 PM

 

I especially like the second one you posted, and the one of Pavel Datsyuk with his helmet off <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/suspect.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":suspect:" border="0" alt="suspect.gif" /> Both great!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/14/2007 at 12:48 AM

 

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