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Red Wings - Penguins Pregame Notes

News out of Detroit's morning skate is that Dan Cleary will miss tonight's matchup with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Cleary has an eye infection that's been causing him some irritation.

Johan Franzen returns from his knee sprain so the Red Wings won't need to call anyone up to take Cleary's spot. Franzen skated on a line with Henrik Zetterberg and Valtteri Filppula while Mikael Samuelsson took Cleary's spot alongside Kris Draper and Jiri Hudler.

Brett Lebda will be a healthy scratch for the third game in a row and Chris Osgood gets the start in net for the Wings.

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Goal by Crosby and now a penalty on Franzen. Great.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/11/2008 at 7:18 PM

 

Well that sucked. Get the kill here and it's all good.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/11/2008 at 7:19 PM

 

Wings power play. Chance to get back in it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/11/2008 at 7:24 PM

 

So much for that.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/11/2008 at 7:29 PM

 

Not much on that powerplay, except Scuderi's injury. Hit by the puck on the foot off Lidstrom's slapshot. Ow.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/11/2008 at 7:29 PM

 

Mac ties it up! Didn't think he could do that anymore.

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

 

And McCarty ties it up! Get in!

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/11/2008 at 7:35 PM

 

Hope there's more from this powerplay than the last one. But that's not asking for much.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/11/2008 at 7:36 PM

 

Power play goal! Homer with the tip!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/11/2008 at 7:38 PM

 

Holmstrom deflects it in! And the wings are in the lead.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/11/2008 at 7:39 PM

 

J.M.F. Franzen! Great play by Hudler to make that happen.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/11/2008 at 8:06 PM

 

For f*ck's sake, another deflected goal.

Woulda been called back on Homer.

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

 

Great. I miss the Franzen goal then the Pens score.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/11/2008 at 8:12 PM

 

Nice clothesline by Goddard on Kronwall. Ugh.

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

 

Datsyuk restores the two goal lead!

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/11/2008 at 8:34 PM

 

Holy sh*t that was nice!

As catmandu said, "with the Hull move." Stick in the air for a week just waiting for the puck.

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

 

Oh yeah, Zetterberg on the powerplay. Lovely play.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/11/2008 at 9:05 PM

 

Wings power play now at 60% on the night.

Two quick cheap calls on Detroit.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/11/2008 at 9:06 PM

 

Big save by Ozzie. Let's kill this one, for old time's sake.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/11/2008 at 9:08 PM

 

Goddamned cheap-ass five-on-three.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/11/2008 at 9:10 PM

 

Or not. Malkin with the goal. And still another penalty to kill.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/11/2008 at 9:10 PM

 

f*ck me, that all came off a Wings turnover.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/11/2008 at 9:12 PM

 

Yeah Huds! Monster f*cking game!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/11/2008 at 9:15 PM

 

And that's the two goal advantage again! Great game.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/11/2008 at 9:15 PM

 

For f*ck's sake. Horrible shift.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/11/2008 at 9:29 PM

 

Urgh. Back to a 1 goal game. Staal with the goal.

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

 

Ozzie standing tall with half a minute left.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/11/2008 at 9:34 PM

 

This is getting hairy.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/11/2008 at 9:35 PM

 

I had a feeling that would hapen. Staal with a f*cking hat-trick.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/11/2008 at 9:36 PM

 

Jesus f*cking Christ. Remember how badass the Wings were before that bullsh*t five-on-three?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/11/2008 at 9:37 PM

 

How did they let it get to OT? I mean, a f*cking 3 goal lead they had. And it'll be 4 on 3 in favour of the Pens to start.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/11/2008 at 9:39 PM

 

odd game, lots of interesting bounces, and why does it seem its louder when the pens score vs when the wings score?

Posted by mike7psu on 11/11/2008 at 9:40 PM

 

Zata hauled down, no call.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/11/2008 at 9:42 PM

 

turnovers were the key to that game, bad puck control by the wings and a huge game by Staal

Posted by mike7psu on 11/11/2008 at 9:43 PM

 

Aaaarrrghhhh!!!!!!! sh*t sh*t sh*t.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/11/2008 at 9:45 PM

 

Jesus f*cking Christ. Remember how badass the Wings were before that bullsh*t five-on-three?


Oh yea, I'm not the only one who noticed that, good thing. The chincy calls are just so bad for the NHL, something has to give. Oh wait it did when the penguins got back into the game. The refs have to be CONSISTENT, thats all. Not to keep the the game competitive by calling weak penalties. MANY teams look better than they are with the bailout penalties and that includes the wings. Wings game hasn't been all that strong and I hope this game vs pens is a wake up call. At least they got a point?

Posted by RideTheRedWave on 11/11/2008 at 10:08 PM

 

It appeared the Wings were putting on a clinic... and then, just like it has been lately, they gave up and let them come back. This is not how we're going to repeat. Something needs to change. NOW!

Posted by drwmike33 on 11/11/2008 at 10:34 PM

 
Dan Cleary

Dan Cleary
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