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Wings - 'Hawks a Great Game Despite Outcome

Quite a few hours later and I've still gotta say, today's game was one of the better ones we've seen all season.

That is as a hockey game, of course. There have been better outcomes for the Wings and there have been better games for the Wings but both Detroit and Chicago played a fantastic game this afternoon.

I can only complain that it had to go to a shootout, but even then Pavel Datsyuk and Todd Bertuzzi provided a couple highlight-reel goals. It doesn't take away from my dislike of the tiebreaker but I've always said the shootout is fun to watch and those two didn't disappoint.

I'm sure the Wings would have preferred to get two points. I would have preferred it, too, but if today's game had to be a Detroit loss then that was a fantastic way for things to go.

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Another afternoon game to follow up yesterday's mess in Dallas. I'm still seething from that, so I don't exactly have good feelings about today's matchup.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2010 at 11:16 AM

 

At least it's an afternon game for you! It's 9:30 in the morning and that makes sleeping in impossible. I do however, forsee a Datsyukian deke...

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/17/2010 at 12:17 PM

 

I so f*cking hate afternoon games.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2010 at 12:27 PM

 

Solid kill on a weak call. Forcing them to the outside.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2010 at 12:46 PM

 

Abs has to score there and Howard has to make that save.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2010 at 12:48 PM

 

Another weak call. Refs having a great weekend.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2010 at 12:58 PM

 

Why does Verizon continue to have better hockey commercials than the NHL?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2010 at 1:03 PM

 

Give them enough power plays and they’re gonna do something with it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2010 at 1:05 PM

 

f*ck yes! Nick gets the Wings on the board. Fantastic passing.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2010 at 1:09 PM

 

Isn't this what that f*cking waste of space May is supposed to be here for?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2010 at 1:11 PM

 

Isn't this what that f*cking waste of space May is supposed to be here for?


Maybe the Wings have given up and are just going to turn into goons like in Slapshot? That would be a pretty great way to finish the season.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/17/2010 at 1:15 PM

 

The one thing I hate about NBC games is Pierre f*cking Mcguire...

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/17/2010 at 1:19 PM

 

If injuries don't get the Wings... The refs will...

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/17/2010 at 1:23 PM

 

Will someone nail Pierre with a puck so he will shut the f*ck up?

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/17/2010 at 1:32 PM

 

Still to early for beer...

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/17/2010 at 1:33 PM

 

Power play. Big chance here.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2010 at 1:36 PM

 

Will someone nail Pierre with a puck so he will shut the f*ck up?


LMAO! I agree with this! It makes me miss the mastodonic guy from Versus.At least they all agreed during the intermission that the goal yesterday was crap.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/17/2010 at 1:37 PM

 

First power play unit looking good. Second... Not too much.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2010 at 1:43 PM

 

What a f*cking play!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2010 at 1:45 PM

 

Damn, that was a nice pass. But why the hell was no one on him?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2010 at 1:49 PM

 

I'm not entirely p*ssed about this game so far. Hrm.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2010 at 2:05 PM

 

I don't know whether to celebrate that goal or lament the fact that we didn't see it live. Thanks, NBC.

Great set play to make that happen. Kind of weak goal but I like it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2010 at 2:41 PM

 

I'm getting nervous.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2010 at 2:55 PM

 

At least we get a point?

Hell, it's not like we're really chasing Chicago anyway.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2010 at 3:00 PM

 

That was so close!

The last minute and a half was really intense.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/17/2010 at 3:04 PM

 

Holy Christ, what a crazy damned OT. Now we're gonna f*cking lose in the shootout.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2010 at 3:07 PM

 

OH MY GOD!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2010 at 3:10 PM

 

I did not expect Datsyuk's goal to go in! That was sweet.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/17/2010 at 3:11 PM

 

Holy Jesus! What was that? And from Bertuzzi? I do not believe my eyes!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/17/2010 at 3:13 PM

 

Bert!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2010 at 3:13 PM

 

Not gonna be a popular opinion, but Howard looked like sh*t in the shootout.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2010 at 3:14 PM

 

I'm actually ok with this loss, it was a good game. It kept my attention most of the time!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/17/2010 at 3:14 PM

 

Like I said going into OT, at least they got a point. The way it started it seemed like it would be.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2010 at 3:18 PM

 

Not gonna be a popular opinion, but Howard looked like sh*t in the shootout.


Time to put Ozzie in and let him get 400.

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/17/2010 at 8:15 PM

 


Not gonna be a popular opinion, but Howard looked like sh*t in the shootout.


Time to put Ozzie in and let him get 400.

I don't know that I am statistically correct here, but it does seem to me that one of Ozzie's strengths is the shootout...he always seems to pretty much "have the book" on most of the shooters in the league. (I don't suppose a team is allowed to change goalies for the shootout, right? Although, I don't know why not...it's just an extension of the game....Hmmmm.) Two heartbreakers in a row...didn't get to see or hear but bits and pieces, but it seems that our boys played well enough to win....

Posted by OldBroad on 1/17/2010 at 9:12 PM

 

Time to put Ozzie in and let him get 400.


Howard's been on a hell of a tear but Osgood needs to get a start sooner or later.


I don't know that I am statistically correct here, but it does seem to me that one of Ozzie's strengths is the shootout...he always seems to pretty much "have the book" on most of the shooters in the league. (I don't suppose a team is allowed to change goalies for the shootout, right? Although, I don't know why not...it's just an extension of the game....Hmmmm.)


I don't have the stats either but I heard people talking today about how both of our goalies are awful in the shootout. I thought Osgood didn't have a horrible record but I could be wrong. And you can switch goalies before the shootout, I think Toronto did it last year, the new goalie just doesn't get any warmup time and you can't switch back and forth.


Two heartbreakers in a row...didn't get to see or hear but bits and pieces, but it seems that our boys played well enough to win....


They did, but so did Chicago. It was a great game all around.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2010 at 10:27 PM

 

At least we got a point is all I can say. Probably the best effort put forth by the wings this year. Probably the most exciting wings game this year as well but all that being said, hawks win again despite this huge effort from the wings. Hawks are on a different level than wings, they're like the wings of the past two years. Is it just me or does hawks salary seem to be over the limit... Anyways it would be an interesting 1 v 8 matchup in playoffs if it were to happen. Blackhawks are the superior team now.

Posted by RideTheRedWave on 1/18/2010 at 4:06 PM

 

I was hoping that Sportscenter would have Pav's goal on theri top ten however, the sorry ass Chargers and Jets took up more of their time.

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/18/2010 at 5:48 PM

 
Pavel Datsyuk

Pavel Datsyuk
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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