Misconduct

Detroit - Phoenix: Post-Collapse Notes

I'm going to half-heartedly put on my tinfoil hat for just a second to point out one thing.

It sure is convenient that the league-owned Coyotes just happened to get a power play in the final two minutes of the game, just in time to spark their comeback. And that the game-tying goal was scored with a guy a foot into the crease.

Okay, that out of the way, I'll jump to the other side of that argument and point out that a Detroit team that can't clear a defenseman (Ed Jovanovski) from their own crease with 30 seconds left in regulation doesn't deserve to win. Nicklas Lidstrom should have been on him, or Jimmy Howard should have laid the lumber into him.

Instead, Howard backed all the way into his net to accommodate Jovanovski. From that spot he had no chance of stopping any puck put at him.

Detroit should know better than any team that you can get away with beating the hell out of a player camped out in the crease. Rather than doing it, they played nice and let Phoenix tie the game.

Aside from the nap the Wings took in allowing the first and second Phoenix goals, I have no other complaints about the game. To me it all comes down to that tying goal.

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Quick reminder, it's a Versus game tonight so we have a 7:00 start. I'll be catching the opening period on the radio it seems.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 5:56 PM

 

The radio guys liked the passing there. I'll have to see the replay.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 7:24 PM

 

How's that for being the best? These VS announcers annoy me (except when D-Mac is on!wink.png. They were ragging on our top line for not being 'the best'. Then Rafalski to Zata to Datsyuk. It was beautiful. Kronwall looks good too, already laying down the body.

Posted by rrasco on 1/26/2010 at 7:24 PM

 

Although the versus guys were picking on our top line, the truth is they are right, they need to step it up and start scoring more. Hopefully they will continue what they started this game and carry it on through the rest of the year. Kronwall looks real good for the first game back

Posted by fitch.1918 on 1/26/2010 at 8:02 PM

 

Keep giving them power plays...

Actually, Howard should have been able to cover the first chance. Then it was Howard's glove that deflected it in on the rebound.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 8:19 PM

 

And here's where it all falls apart.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 8:24 PM

 

Or not. Hot damn.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 8:25 PM

 

Well, sh*t, someone woke the Wings up.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 8:28 PM

 

People falling down all over the damned place. Howard came up huge.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 8:38 PM

 

Although the versus guys were picking on our top line, the truth is they are right, they need to step it up and start scoring more. Hopefully they will continue what they started this game and carry it on through the rest of the year. Kronwall looks real good for the first game back


I know this...I still don't like listening to them, almost as much as I hate listening to Pierre McGuirre, even when it's not a Wings game. It was just a good time for our top line to show what they are made of...they produced and that is what matters most.

Posted by rrasco on 1/26/2010 at 8:50 PM

 

Zata to the dressing room? God Mother f*cking Dammit.

Edit: He's back out there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 9:06 PM

 

Nick!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 9:17 PM

 

Okay, so they can score more than two goals in a game.

Put him in the shootout next time.

Posted by catmandu on 1/26/2010 at 9:18 PM

 

Wow, on replay I'm shocked that wasn't called back. Not that it should have been.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 9:20 PM

 

Nick with a pair, even if he only has one elsewhere.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 9:25 PM

 

Keep giving 'em power plays...

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 9:31 PM

 

Win a f*cking faceoff and this would be a bit easier.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 9:34 PM

 

Goddamn you f*cking bastards, you can't hold on to a two-goal lead?!

Posted by catmandu on 1/26/2010 at 9:36 PM

 

You've gotta be f*cking kidding me.

Posted by catmandu on 1/26/2010 at 9:42 PM

 

Jesus f*cking Christ, this team is afraid to win.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 9:43 PM

 

well, thats officially 5 out of the last 6 we gave up two goal leads to f*cken lose. f*ck f*ck f*ck...after all that they give the yotes the two points..words cant express my despair right now

Posted by rrasco on 1/26/2010 at 9:45 PM

 

still get a point i guess all that matters. We are still in the hunt. Not looking like a powerhouse anymore.

Posted by RideTheRedWave on 1/26/2010 at 9:47 PM

 

yeah, but we are short another 5 we will never make up

Posted by rrasco on 1/26/2010 at 11:58 PM

 
Nicklas Lidstrom

Nicklas Lidstrom
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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