McCarty to Play Friday

Darren McCarty will make his Red Wings re-debut on Friday as Detroit hosts the St. Louis Blues. Aaron Downey will be a healthy scratch as McCarty skates alongside Mark Hartigan and Dallas Drake.

Valtteri Filppula will also return, skating on Johan Franzen's wing along with Jiri Hudler.

Dominik Hasek is still out with the flu, causing Jimmy Howard to be called back up to backup Chris Osgood. Tomas Holmstrom is also still out.

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grind line!

Posted by RRhoads on 3/28/2008 at 7:40 PM


Nice to see the Grind Line get the start. Knew that wouldn't last long, though.

I didn't see a replay of the StL goal, I want to know who the defenseman that left Boyes uncovered was.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/28/2008 at 8:28 PM


The WINGS are capable of taking control of this game back. It's 2-1, they're on the PP again, with the momentum going their way. Lets see them erase the BLUES lead.

A comment of the BLUES ..... with all of the talent they have, I'm surprised they are so far back in the conference to not even be in the playoff race (haven't been for some time).

The Blues have some snipers --- Boyes being one of them, but McDonald, Tkachuck, Perron, to name a few.

Posted by skyguy52 on 3/28/2008 at 8:49 PM


Franzen with the wide open net and the puck just doesn't get to him. Damn.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/28/2008 at 9:33 PM


Franzen! 12 in 12!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/28/2008 at 9:52 PM


Franzen is a motherf*cking animal! And Z and Pavs with more assists.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/28/2008 at 9:58 PM


make it 13 in 12

Posted by RRhoads on 3/28/2008 at 9:58 PM


Damnit! A point's a point but what a waste.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/28/2008 at 10:09 PM


I think the WINGS played a little too tentative in the OT period. But all in all I'll take the tie. WINGS did deserve to win if you consider all the shots and scoring opportunities. But to say the BLUES are slouches or unmotivated is way off. The BLUES, if they get their act together next year, should be a genuine threat. They played the WINGS to a split of the series, which is pretty good considering the WINGS have only lost 16 games all season.

Posted by skyguy52 on 3/28/2008 at 10:20 PM


I think what really did us was face offs. We just were not winning them when we needed to. Also, we had a very tough time get the puck in down low. Not the most impressive play I've seen all year, but it was good to see another come back. That gives me hope. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/toothless.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":hockeysmiley:" border="0" alt="toothless.gif" />

McCarty was not very noticeable, but he made a few little plays that were rather important early on. He took short shifts, as expected, but I think he needs to be out longer as time goes on if he wants a spot on the playoffs.

Posted by drwmike33 on 3/29/2008 at 6:41 PM


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