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Datsyuk Returns Against Coyotes

The Red Wings begin their longest road trip of the season tonight in Phoenix, still looking for their first road win of the year. They are 3-0-1 at Joe Louis Arena and 0-3 elsewhere, including one "home" game played in Stockholm.

The Wings will get a boost as Pavel Datsyuk returns to the lineup. When asked if he could do everything he could do before a shoulder injury knocked him out for two games, Datsyuk joked, "Well, I didn't score before. I hope to maybe score."

With Datsyuk in, Brad May and Patrick Eaves will be the healthy scratches.

Datsyuk will play with Henrik Zetterberg and Tomas Holmstrom, Valtteri Filppula will center Ville Leino and Jason Williams, Kris Draper will center Dan Cleary and Todd Bertuzzi, and the fourth line will be Darren Helm between Justin Abdelkader and Kirk Maltby.

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I miss Vegas tonight. At least I'd be in the right time zone.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/22/2009 at 10:07 PM

 

Both teams have some jump so far. I, on the other hand, do not.

Wings need to knock it off with the giveaways.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/22/2009 at 10:36 PM

 

No way this goal should be called back.

I don't like the penalty call that led to it but whatever.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/22/2009 at 10:38 PM

 

Beautiful deflection by Homer. Thought it was Datsyuk at first. I don't care if it's Brad May, important power play goal to tie the game.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/22/2009 at 10:44 PM

 

I think fourteen Coyotes just got caught paying too much attention to Pavs and Zata. Datsyuk is the only person in North America who saw Lebda wide open on the other side of the ice. 2-1 Detroit.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/22/2009 at 11:15 PM

 

Giveaway by Lebda leads to a tying goal for the Coyotes. Scores a goal and gives 'em one. Ugh.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/23/2009 at 12:27 AM

 

Babs yelling at the ref, "Do your f*cking job!" Nice to see him get p*ssed about a call like that.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/23/2009 at 12:29 AM

 

Overtime. I f*cking hate late night games.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/23/2009 at 12:34 AM

 

Of course the Coyotes win in OT. I can't wait to hear Babcock's postgame presser.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/23/2009 at 12:39 AM

 

These games are close to predictable right now.

Still got a point out of it, need to keep afloat on this road swing. Getting 5 of 10 points is a good road trip in my eyes at this point.

It's hard to see anyone slowing down the penguins, only thing that will is the long season still ahead.

Anyone got the quote Babcock was rumored to say "Wings need to bleed" or "Wings are winning too much" .. I don't know where I heard this but it was rumored before season started he had said something along those lines.

Posted by RideTheRedWave on 10/23/2009 at 1:41 AM

 

To add another note, why isn't Manny Fernandez rostered. Wings need a backup... he would be perfect.

I'm guessing he wants alot of money?

Yzerfan you have connections, make this signing possible. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/laugh.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":lol:" border="0" alt="laugh.png" />

Posted by RideTheRedWave on 10/23/2009 at 2:05 AM

 

I beg to differ. I think Howard should be given every opportunity to stay the full season and backup and or start. He's been a

highly touted prospect for far too long.

Posted by klaitinen on 10/23/2009 at 8:28 AM

 

WTF happened? I fell asleep with like 3 left on the clock, only to wake to a victorous coyotes team.

Sounds like we got robbed on the tying goal....?

Anybody else p*ssed when Aucoin started throwing blows at Maltby? Then they turn around and give Malts a roughing minor too. First Yotes PP was BS as well.

Posted by rrasco on 10/23/2009 at 11:34 AM

 

Snake-bit!!

Let us not forget that the Penguins/Pengoons barely made the play-offs last year....

Also, the Wings are looking much better for stretches of the game...clicking better on the passes, etc....But they seem to lack focus when focus is MOST needed, like the last 5 minutes of the game....

Patience, OldBroad, patience....

Posted by OldBroad on 10/23/2009 at 1:21 PM

 

<img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/laugh.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":lol:" border="0" alt="laugh.png" />

Posted by klaitinen on 10/23/2009 at 7:52 PM

 
Pavel Datsyuk

Pavel Datsyuk
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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