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Red Wings - Capitals Pregame Notes

The Red Wings look to snap their skid in Washington this afternoon, an early game starting at 12:30.

Ty Conklin gets the start for Detroit, who will be without Henrik Zetterberg and Tomas Holmstrom. Ville Leino makes his NHL debut and Justin Abdelkader makes his first appearance of the season. Derek Meech will play up front if game-time-decision Jiri Hudler can't go.

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What's wrong with Hudler? ):

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/31/2009 at 11:27 AM

 

IIRC, blocked a shot and has a sore foot.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2009 at 11:35 AM

 

Let me just get this out of the way... I hate afternoon games. They're not as bad on a day like today where it's frikkin' cold outside but I use my weekend afternoons to get stuff done, I hate taking the middle of the day for hockey, hockey is a night game.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2009 at 12:37 PM

 

Abs and Leino both get early shifts. Wings haven't screwed anything up yet but they go on the PK now.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2009 at 12:43 PM

 

Good early kill. Caps with a ton of pressure. They play like the Wings, I'd like watching them if they weren't playing Detroit.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2009 at 12:46 PM

 

Holy Christ, Leino just schooled Theodore.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2009 at 1:09 PM

 

Wow, what a move by Leino! Scores on his debut.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 1/31/2009 at 1:09 PM

 

Bummer.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 1/31/2009 at 1:10 PM

 

Caps strike right back with a pinball shot. Damnit.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2009 at 1:10 PM

 

Leino goal posted to the multimedia section...

http://www.detroitho...s_his_first.php

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2009 at 1:34 PM

 

That's why you shoot the puck. Wings aren't doing that enough lately.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2009 at 1:55 PM

 

Franzen with a power play goal. He needed that, been snakebit lately.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2009 at 1:59 PM

 

Had to know that would happen at some point today. Damnit.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2009 at 2:38 PM

 

Ovechkin buts the Caps ahead, less than 7 minutes left.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 1/31/2009 at 2:39 PM

 

Oh god, he does it again.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 1/31/2009 at 2:43 PM

 

Six-on-three. I'm not confident.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2009 at 2:48 PM

 

Called it. Hit the f*cking post on a 6-on-3. That's the hockey gods saying "f*ck you" right there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2009 at 2:51 PM

 

Wings played pretty good up until...well. I don't know. When the Caps scored those two third period goals that was crap. But otherwise a good game.

Leino's goal was kickass <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Ovechkin is great, too!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/31/2009 at 3:47 PM

 

Wings played pretty good up until...well. I don't know.


That sums it up really well. The Wings weren't playing great but were right in it and then bam, they're down two goals and it's over.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2009 at 5:37 PM

 

I was thrilled to see leino in the lineup, as well as abdelkader. Leino played well in the preseason and showed that he had a way of getting the puck in the net. I have some predictions after the half way point this season.

West Conference finals: SJ v DET

East Conference finals: NJ v BOS

Stanley Cup Finals: SJ v NJ

2009 Champions San Jose

I hope Im wrong but these 4 teams have been the most consistent

Only other team id throw in there maybe is washington for boston but boston has the goalies

San jose has better team than wings, i believe its the sharks year finally. Setoguchi is on par with hossa as far as production goes, which shows how good sharks are playing. Hossa hasnt fit in to be honest and is weak on the boards and gives up the puck easily. Hossa also doesn't allow for as many call ups from grand rapids as we need some young players to progress. Goaltending has been an issue but i think it will get better as the season goes on.

New Jersey is a team that has been consistent even without brodeur. They added shanny and they have a well rounded team.

Posted by RideTheRedWave on 2/2/2009 at 4:03 AM

 
Ville Leino

Ville Leino
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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