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Red Wings - Islanders Postgame Thoughts

Look back at tonight's Red Wings - Islanders game and tell me something... Do you remember a single time where Detroit was in the New York zone and you felt like they had momentum?

On the flip side, was there ever a time tonight where you thought the Wings were just shutting it down defensively? Where the Islanders just couldn't get anything started?

I'll admit that I missed the end of the second and the beginning of the third but in the 50 minutes or so I saw tonight there was not a single time that the Red Wings threatened the Islanders offensively and there were no big defensive plays at the other end of the ice.

This was the kind of game I hate most, one where the Red Wings seemed to put in absolutely no effort. Either the Islanders were outplaying them that badly or the Wings weren't really trying.

It wouldn't have been all that sporting, but part of me wanted to see Mike Babcock pull Chris Osgood for the extra skater in the game's closing minute, giving his team a 6-on-4 manpower advantage and a challenge to break the shutout.

Like last fall's game against the Buffalo Sabres, this one is best forgotten almost immediately. I'm going to aid that by going and deleting it off of my DVR right now.

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The Red Wings wrap up their bi-coastal road trip tonight on Long Island with a visit to the New York Islanders.

How's that for ridiculous scheduling? The Wings play four games out west, head all the way back east, go home for a game, head down to Dallas for an afternoon game on Saturday, and then less than 24 hours later are back in Detroit to host the Blackhawks. Couldn't work Edmonton or Calgary in there, NHL?

Jimmy Howard gets the start, as has to be expected at this point. Ville Leino subs in for Brad May in the only lineup change of note.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/12/2010 at 6:16 PM

 

Well, that was quick. Four defenders and no one gets Moulson?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/12/2010 at 7:11 PM

 

Fantastic, Helm is hurt.

Edit: Okay, he's back, can we just end the game now before someone does get hurt?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/12/2010 at 7:12 PM

 

Fantastic, Helm is hurt.Edit: Okay, he's back, can we just end the game now before someone does get hurt?


What, you mean the Wings go a game without losing anybody? Are you crazy?I didn't realize what time it was, so I just turned the game on a few minutes ago. How good was the Islanders goal? I'm concerned that they had one so early into the game, haha.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/12/2010 at 7:27 PM

 

Banged in from in front. Puck never should have gotten there. Lazy defense.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/12/2010 at 7:29 PM

 

I'm gonna take a stance some people won't like and say Howard wants that one back.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/12/2010 at 7:36 PM

 

Jesus Christ...

f*ck it, I'm getting ready to go to the gym.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/12/2010 at 8:12 PM

 

Have the Wings had a single shot since I left? The radio made it seem like they haven't.

Oh, there's one.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/12/2010 at 9:04 PM

 

Remember when the Wings could do that? They look like an AHL team tonight.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/12/2010 at 9:05 PM

 

5-0? What the hell. I guess I'll just give my full attention to school stuff now. I don't think I even want to see the end anymore.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/12/2010 at 9:06 PM

 

I swear there was just a bounce off the glass where it was heading into the NYI zone, passed an Islander in the air, hit the glass, and turned around to land at the Islander's feet.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/12/2010 at 9:12 PM

 
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