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Blackhawks - Red Wings Pregame Notes

Though they've already got a "home" game under their belts, the Red Wings have their home opener tonight hosting the Chicago Blackhawks. Like the Wings, the 'Hawks opened their season in Europe, going 1-0-1 against the Florida Panthers in Helsinki, Finland.

Tonight's matchup will be the Detroit debut for Brad May, who signed a one-year deal with the team earlier in the day. His visa paperwork came through meaning Patrick Eaves will have to wait for his first game as a Red Wing.

May will take the place of Justin Abdelkader, who was sent down to Grand Rapids to make room in the lineup when the enforcer was signed.

The Red Wings will be going with one other lineup change, adding Derek Meech to the blueline in place of Brett Lebda.

Chris Osgood will start in goal.

Former Red Wing Tomas Kopecky gave Detroit some bulletin board material, telling the Chicago Sun-Times, "It'll be fun, and more fun when we beat them." Kopecky will be playing his first career game against Detroit.

The Blackhawks will be without Marian Hossa, who also left the Wings for Chicago over the summer. He is recovering from shoulder surgery and will be out for two more months.

Game time is 7:30 with television coverage by Fox Sports Detroit.

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3 minutes in and Maltby gets called for hooking.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/8/2009 at 7:42 PM

 

Killed off the penalty. There's not much to say right now. Neither of the teams are getting a huge advantage over the other.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/8/2009 at 7:48 PM

 

May got in a fight and took the guy down. That wasn't very long at all.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/8/2009 at 7:57 PM

 

Well Brad May's night didn't last long. Good fight though.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/8/2009 at 7:57 PM

 

Scoreless after the first period.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/8/2009 at 8:13 PM

 

Hawks get the first goal. Crap.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/8/2009 at 8:32 PM

 

Draper goes to the box for hooking.

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Survived through the 5 on 3!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/8/2009 at 8:34 PM

 

Huge kill on the long five-on-three.

On the Cleary cross-check... How many times do you see that exact thing happen to Homer in front of the net but no call is made?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/8/2009 at 8:40 PM

 

Lidstrom gets a goal! Wings tie it up!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/8/2009 at 8:49 PM

 

We'll take 'em coming off the opposition's skate, they all count the same. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/toothless.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":hockeysmiley:" border="0" alt="toothless.gif" />

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/8/2009 at 8:50 PM

 

Draper finishes! 2-1 !!!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/8/2009 at 9:01 PM

 

Seeing-eye shot by Draper. Wow.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/8/2009 at 9:01 PM

 

If Gatorade hadn't invented a sleeve with a strap on it, that goal by Draper would have knocked it loose.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/8/2009 at 9:02 PM

 

Holmstrom got that one?

Up by two now <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/toothless.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":hockeysmiley:" border="0" alt="toothless.gif" />

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Replay shows Franzen.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/8/2009 at 9:04 PM

 

I was just ready to complain about the Wings passing the puck too much and the patience pays off.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/8/2009 at 9:04 PM

 

What's with these Yaldo Eye Center commercials? I miss Dr. Rahmani.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/8/2009 at 9:13 PM

 

What's with these Yaldo Eye Center commercials? I miss Dr. Rahmani.


What on Earth's a 'yaldo'? I haven't seen it! I've been muting the commercials. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/toothless.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":hockeysmiley:" border="0" alt="toothless.gif" /> To me Yaldo sounds like the yokel version of Where's Waldo.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/8/2009 at 9:15 PM

 

Man, after the first I was getting a little worried, but then again, we are a better team in the 2nd and 3rd. Now let's just hold onto that lead and we will be back in business. I'm glad to be back to watching the Wings I'm used to.

Posted by rrasco on 10/8/2009 at 9:17 PM

 

It looks like to Babcock, Dr. Fil will forever remain as "Fill-a-pool-a"

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/8/2009 at 9:25 PM

 

Holy Christ, Osgood just came up big.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/8/2009 at 9:31 PM

 

Hawks get a goal on the powerplay. Lame.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/8/2009 at 9:40 PM

 

Goddamnit. Ericcson hurt out there, Wings scrambling all over, 'Hawks score.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/8/2009 at 9:40 PM

 

Aww f*ck, Chicago power play.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/8/2009 at 9:54 PM

 

Finally, a win! I can sleep peacefully.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/8/2009 at 9:55 PM

 

Held 'em off! Wings win!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/8/2009 at 9:56 PM

 

*SIGH* we held our line....GO WINGS!

Posted by rrasco on 10/8/2009 at 10:02 PM

 
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