Misconduct

Red Wings - Ducks Wrap Up

I've been trying to think of some nice, all-encompassing line or two to sum up last night's OT loss in Anaheim but I've got nothing. Instead I'll just repost (with corrected spelling) something I said over at Abel to Yzerman before the start of overtime.

You know what I love about that tying goal? It proves that Red Wings hockey is better than Ducks hockey. All that extra-physical, "Let me whip it out and show you how much of a man I am" sh*t Anaheim does bit them in the ass, with Beauchemin going for the hit instead of cutting off the pass.

Unfortunately, that doesn't automatically make the Wings the better team or give them the win. Just makes me feel better.

With how the game ended, I'm not sure it makes me feel better anymore. Anaheim did what they always do, they did something that's technically against the rules but isn't bad enough that the league punishes them for it.

Chris Pronger elbows Pavel Datsyuk to the head? Pavs is fine, no big deal.

Game-winning goal from above the crossbar? Eh, it was only a couple inches, let it slide.

Red Wings hockey is better than Ducks hockey because there's a difference in being physical and being dirty. The Ducks are a dirty team and frustrates me to no end that they get to play by a different rulebook.

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Wow, there's really absolutely no pre-game info about this matchup. West Coast road trips are like that, little of the media is actually travelling with the team so there's no time for quotes. Among other reasons, like a semi-permanent feeling of sleepiness from games that don't end until 1:30.

Tonight's matchup starts a little earlier than Monday's with a 10:00 PM start time on FSN Plus. As they say, check your local listings. Or check FoxSports.com since you're obviously tech-savvy enough to do that if you're already reading this.

Concerns about tonights game? Defense, as per usual this season. Anaheim's offense is finally clicking after a rough start so they'll be a better test than the Kings were, though holding LA to only 19 shots was a good sign.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/29/2008 at 5:12 PM

 

Bad omen about tonight's game... Comcast supposedly has FSN+ at channel 901 but right now nothing is listed on that channel tonight. Last time that happened was the missing game from last season where the game was never actually shown.

There's a 3 AM replay on normal FSN Detroit, I've got my DVR set for it just in case but I'm sure as hell not staying up for it if I'm getting screwed over by Comcast again.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/29/2008 at 8:11 PM

 

XD I remember that day.... <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

I found out I have it on BCSN (which is odd, that's the local sports channel! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />)

I can't give little tidbits today, my mom is home tonight, so I will be kicked off the computer =/

I hope they kick Anaheim's ass, though - I will forever and always hate that team!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/29/2008 at 9:00 PM

 

Looks like Comcast hasn't let me down, I've got the game. Hooray for an excuse to stay up all night.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/29/2008 at 10:01 PM

 

Funny, Murphy just called a call against Anaheim marginal but defended similar calls against Detroit in Chicago.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/29/2008 at 10:15 PM

 

HUge save by Ozzie but a penalty on Anaheim would have negated it anyway.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/29/2008 at 10:26 PM

 

Power play goal! Nice redirection by Datsyuk in the slot.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/29/2008 at 10:28 PM

 

Another f*cking five-on-three against and they're calling delay of game to extend it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/29/2008 at 10:33 PM

 

And the Ducks score on the first five-on-three. Which should never have happened anyway but f*ck it, apparently I don't know the rulebook anymore.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/29/2008 at 10:35 PM

 

Quiet night in here. Guess these will be my notes for if I do a write-up later. Or an excuse not to.

Nice to see Ozzie getting p*ssed off. The Wings always get their asses kicked going to the net, they need to give it back.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/29/2008 at 10:40 PM

 

Wings really benefitted from the interference call to Selanne. I'd have gone (even more) apesh*t if they didn't call it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/29/2008 at 10:54 PM

 

Just got back from work, just in time for the second period. I reckon I'll watch all of the rest. Just saw the goals, but didn't really absorb it.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/29/2008 at 11:05 PM

 

Huge save by Ozzie!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/29/2008 at 11:06 PM

 

Mac and May go for a short one. Think May wins that one.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/29/2008 at 11:08 PM

 

Pavs with another tip! And another great feed from Hossa. Wow.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/29/2008 at 11:18 PM

 

Hossa to Datsyuk and it's in! What a pass.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/29/2008 at 11:19 PM

 

I liked Ken Daniels' kind of questioning tone on calling the non-call when Zetterberg was interfered with on the PK.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/29/2008 at 11:23 PM

 

Saw that was Draper and knew nothing would happen, Draper can't finish.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/29/2008 at 11:27 PM

 

Another tip-in. If it works, why not?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/29/2008 at 11:35 PM

 

Isomehow didn't even notice the goal had been scored. I was doing something else at the time, and I'm watching Ducks TV or something, so they wouldn't have got very excited about it.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/29/2008 at 11:40 PM

 

Oh for f*ck's sake, another five-on-three.

And they score.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/29/2008 at 11:41 PM

 

Off Lilja's skate?! Again?! Jesus Christ.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/29/2008 at 11:41 PM

 

But now it's 3-2. Scott Niedermayer with the goal.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/29/2008 at 11:42 PM

 

Finally the penalty kill ends before even more damage is done.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/29/2008 at 11:44 PM

 

Babcock giving the refs hell on the way off the ice. Caught "f*ck" a few times in there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/29/2008 at 11:44 PM

 

Selanne with another power play goal. Kronwall should elbow him in the f*cking face since Pronger got away with it on Datsyuk.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/30/2008 at 12:10 AM

 

Oh sh*t. Sotherby puts the Ducks up 4-3.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/30/2008 at 12:28 AM

 

Was I seeing things or was there really an octopus on the ice there? At this point in the season?

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/30/2008 at 12:34 AM

 

Zata ties it up! Wings still alive!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/30/2008 at 12:40 AM

 

Could it be OT.....again?

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/30/2008 at 12:42 AM

 

Ozzie comes up big after the lazy neutral zone play.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/30/2008 at 12:42 AM

 

Another OT game. Another West Coast OT game. No sleep.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/30/2008 at 12:43 AM

 

In a game where the Ducks had about three hours of 5-on-3, was there any doubt that goal would stand?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/30/2008 at 12:49 AM

 

Damn, the goal stands. And it's over, the Ducks win. Goodnight.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/30/2008 at 12:51 AM

 

Uh, that was knocked in with a high stick, boy wings got jacked in this game, still got a point miraculously. Ducks showed a lot of intensity but still had to give everything possible just to "beat" the wings. Wings impressed this game. OH and all those calls they were making all game weren't being called some chances.

Posted by RideTheRedWave on 10/30/2008 at 12:56 AM

 

"With how the game ended, I'm not sure it makes me feel better anymore. Anaheim did what they always do, they did something that's technically against the rules but isn't bad enough that the league punishes them for it."

I believe ken daniels even mentioned this during game, the fact that ducks exploit the game by making as many penalties as they want only to see how many the refs will call. I don't know if that is smart but I guess it worked last night. Don't get me wrong the Ducks have TONS of talent but I just wish they would play in a respectable fashion. Wings still looking good, tough team to beat in regulation.

Posted by RideTheRedWave on 10/30/2008 at 2:21 PM

 
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