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Red Wings - Devils Pregame Notes

The Red Wings are back after the week they got off following their long West Coast road trip. They host a New Jersey Devils team that's battling a whole mess of injuries.

Unless you've been living under a hockey rock for the last week, you've heard that Martin Brodeur is on the shelf for up to for months. Kevin Weekes replaces him in the New Jersey crease.

Brodeur is one of seven Devils on the IR. Also out are Paul Martin, Brian Rolston, Bobby Holik, Barry Tallackson, Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond, and Andy Greene.

The Wings will still be without Johan Franzen, who hopes to return to the lineup on Tuesday.

This will be Brian Rafalski's first matchup against his former team (the Wings and Devils didn't play each other last season).

No player who will be in the New Jersey lineup tonight has ever been present for a New Jersey win in Detroit.

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Early fight between McCarty and David Clarkson. Long fight, held on for a long time, nice to see the linesmen not jumping in early. I give Mac the decision in that one.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/8/2008 at 7:12 PM

 

Hossa sneaks one in! Really bad goal for Weekes to give up and Rafalski gets the assist against his former team.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/8/2008 at 7:15 PM

 

Awful power play by Detroit. Only seems fair since it was an awful call to give them the five-on-three.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/8/2008 at 7:34 PM

 

Just missed the first period. Looks like I missed a good period, not to mention one hell of a fight. But the second period's started now.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/8/2008 at 7:59 PM

 

Awful power play again, no defensive coverage on Parise. Nice. Way to go.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/8/2008 at 8:05 PM

 

And it's all tied up. Soft goal.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/8/2008 at 8:05 PM

 

I wouldn't call it a soft goal, there wasn't much Osgood could do. But there should have been better D.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/8/2008 at 8:09 PM

 

Ken and Mickey keep talking about long fights, how are they forgetting Downey's fight in Columbus last year?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/8/2008 at 8:13 PM

 

Hopefully Hossa can get a hat trick! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Goal between the legs. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/8/2008 at 8:14 PM

 

Hossa with another! Wings finally getting into the zone on rushes.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/8/2008 at 8:14 PM

 

And Hossa with his 2nd of the game.

I meant soft goal not in terms of the shot, I'm not sure how to explain it.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/8/2008 at 8:16 PM

 

Clean hit by Meech but Gionta fell funny. That's not good at all.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/8/2008 at 8:19 PM

 

It looks like his momentum carried him onto the boards, and hit his head.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/8/2008 at 8:20 PM

 

Big save by Osgood. Sigh of relief.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/8/2008 at 8:26 PM

 

Ozzie comes up huge on the PK!

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

 

Joke of a hooking call on Hossa. That's like if I dive into your elbow and you get called for elbowing.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/8/2008 at 8:32 PM

 

How exactly was that Hooking? Give me strength.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/8/2008 at 8:33 PM

 

Maltby! Holy sh*t, he's not useless!

Really good shift by that fourth line.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/8/2008 at 8:58 PM

 

Maltby actually scored a goal? Wow.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/8/2008 at 9:01 PM

 

Ridiculously boring game but good to see some overall solid defense by the Wings. Really solid goaltending from Osgood.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/8/2008 at 9:27 PM

 

And that's the win.Solid game overall by the wings.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/8/2008 at 9:29 PM

 

It's great to see Hossa living up to his expectations. I read around some hockey blogs a while back and I caught some guy saying "Hossa will not have a career year, he will not be in the top 10 for points, and Detroit will not win the Cup". That guy looks to be pretty damn wrong right about now, as Hossa is on pace for 50 goals, 57 assists, and +57. If that's not a good season outlook then I dont know what is. Hopefully something can be done to keep this guy around long-term.

Posted by choyer on 11/9/2008 at 11:30 AM

 
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