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Red Wings Open Season Today in Stockholm

The Red Wings begin the 2009-2010 season today in Stockholm, Sweden, taking on the St. Louis Blues in the first game of a neutral site home-and-home series between the two teams.

Excluding last year's Winter Classic, this is Detroit's first neutral site game since they picked up a 3-0 win over the Hartford Whalers in Cleveland on February 24, 1994. In all the Red Wings are 8-2-3 in games played outside the home team's city (including one Chicago "home" game played at Detroit's Olympia Stadium, also played on February 24, this time in 1929).

The Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reported this morning that Derek Meech and Patrick Eaves will be the healthy scratches today for the Red Wings. This means the fourth line will be Justin Abdelkader, Kris Draper and Kirk Maltby.

After missing Wednesday's exhibition against Farjestads BK with the flu, Chris Osgood is scheduled to start in net.

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Sweet, Chris Mason gets the start for the Blues so the Wings don't have to face Conklin.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 3:08 PM

 

Globe Arena has the benches on the near side of the ice in relation to the cameras, like Rexall Place in Edmonton. Always confusing.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 3:11 PM

 

Holy crap. It didn't work but Bertuzzi just made a great move. Overskated the puck, reached his stick back between his legs and flipped it on net.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 3:18 PM

 

Damnit. Blues score, McClement from Winchester. Abdelkader was on Winchester but Oshie came in to put a pick on Abs to free up Winchester for the pass.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 3:23 PM

 

Ericsson ties it up! Knew one of the Swedes would have to come through.

I'm totally getting his name on my next jersey, with the Premiere patch.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 3:26 PM

 

Great work by Draper for that goal. And by the referee helping him out.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/2/2009 at 3:28 PM

 

Maltby! Shorthanded goal! That's why he's in and Eaves isn't.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 3:33 PM

 

First Draper zooms past someone on the outside and now this? Wow.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/2/2009 at 3:35 PM

 

As was said over at A2Y, "What is this, 1997?"

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 3:37 PM

 

Wings blow a late five-on-three but they were moving the puck pretty well.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 3:46 PM

 

Leino! Power play goal!

Catmandu says "It's a good thing he's on the team this year."

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 4:13 PM

 

Finally a goal on the PP.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/2/2009 at 4:14 PM

 

Mason robs Cleary. Holy Christ.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 4:18 PM

 

Good Mason's wearing a mask, because that was daylight robbery.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/2/2009 at 4:20 PM

 

Blues on the power play. That's why the Wings needed to be better with their power plays. Ugh.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 4:24 PM

 

That was like the Kariya of old, that trademark laser wrister.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/2/2009 at 4:26 PM

 

Way to clear the slot, dumbasses. Ugh, Bert should have had that cleared.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 4:30 PM

 

Jesus.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/2/2009 at 4:32 PM

 

Lazy play by the Wings costs another goal. What a f*cking mess.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 4:37 PM

 

I guess Paul Kariya thinks it's 1997 as well.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/2/2009 at 4:38 PM

 

Not that it matters, but I'm staring at a paused frame that shows Oshie was offsides on the second Kariya goal.

Edit: Nevermind, it went straight from Rafalski to Oshie so there's no offsides. Just a lazy play by the Wings.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 4:46 PM

 

Ericsson out, ankle. sh*t.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 4:57 PM

 

Another waster power play...

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 5:23 PM

 

If clutch and grab hockey is back (and it seems to be), the game has lost a fan...but then I'm just one old broad.

Posted by OldBroad on 10/2/2009 at 5:33 PM

 

I absolute hate watching the Wings lose games because they played lazy. Two goals against for not playing defense. Funny how that's the difference between a win and a loss.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 5:48 PM

 

I had to go for the final period. Doesn't look like I missed much. At least there's tomorrow.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/2/2009 at 5:54 PM

 

Yea Bertuzzi is gonna help the cause for that defense oh yea. I like bert but the deal doesn't really make sense. I didn't get to see the game but bert's +/- rating is gonna be very predictable this year.

Posted by RideTheRedWave on 10/2/2009 at 11:08 PM

 

I wouldn't throw all the blame on Bertuzzi. He had a couple bad plays but also a couple good ones. That line just wasn't clicking in general, which isn't a surprise considering they only played one preseason game together.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/3/2009 at 6:50 AM

 
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