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Red Wings - Oilers Pregame Notes

After their short break in Western Canada this week, the Red Wings resume their drive to the playoffs tonight in Edmonton.

The Wings ended Monday night three points up on the Calgary Flames in the standings and one point behind the Nashville Predators. With both of those teams having played since then, Detroit remains in eighth place but now sit only one point up on Calgary and five back of Nashville.

The NHL-worst Oilers give the Wings a chance to earn back some of the points that the Flames and Predators have gained on them but, like Detroit, their position in the standings is less indicative of how they've played and more a sign of the injuries they've fought through.

The Oilers will be starting winless Devan Dubnyk in goal. Despite suggestions that Chris Osgood would start for Detroit, Jimmy Howard will be between the pipes again. Jonathan Ericsson rotates in on the Detroit blue line, replacing Brett Lebda.

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Wings playing like their more asleep than I am.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/19/2010 at 9:42 PM

 

This is a horrible arena for TV.

I knew we were screwed.

Posted by catmandu on 3/19/2010 at 9:42 PM

 

Pull Howard. This team needs to wake up and he shouldn't have started tonight anyway.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/19/2010 at 9:47 PM

 

Edmonton has 13 shots in the first ten minutes. The Wings have had one good shift. Way to come out strong, guys. Should have stayed in Kelowna golfing.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/19/2010 at 9:58 PM

 

Again, the Wings' PK is better than their full strength defense.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/19/2010 at 10:07 PM

 

Well, the Wings outshot the Oilers 6-3 in about the last 10 minutes of the period.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/19/2010 at 10:16 PM

 

Did the Wings just come from the bar?

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/19/2010 at 10:37 PM

 

Pull Howard. This team needs to wake up and he shouldn't have started tonight anyway.


Agreed... Put Ozzie in there and send the wake up call!

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/19/2010 at 10:39 PM

 

Eaves had better stick around.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/19/2010 at 10:50 PM

 

There we go!

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/19/2010 at 10:50 PM

 

Awful call on Edmonton.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/19/2010 at 11:01 PM

 

Who did they say was not coming back?

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/19/2010 at 11:26 PM

 

Far too many passes through the slot just out of someone's reach.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/19/2010 at 11:43 PM

 

Who did they say was not coming back?


Eaves.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/19/2010 at 11:43 PM

 

Holy f*ck, that was in time?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/19/2010 at 11:55 PM

 

What a goal by Raffi!!!!

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/19/2010 at 11:57 PM

 

Shootout. Well, sh*t.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/20/2010 at 12:05 AM

 

At least it's a point?

I know I say it every time but Howard was down too early on the first shootout attempt. The second I have no idea what he was doing. The third was a great save but you can't stop one of three shots and expect to give your team a chance.

That said, how does only one person score on a winless rookie goalie? And that one person is Jason Williams? Datsyuk beat Dubnyk but hit the post, but it doesn't count for any more than Fil's wasted shot.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/20/2010 at 12:15 AM

 

1-2-1 with ericcson/lilja pair. 5-0 i believe with lilja lebda pair. Did you see where that second shot went on howard in the shootout, nobody stops that. At least we got a point is right though. Although a tie in points doesnt mean much since Calgary has more wins.

Posted by RideTheRedWave on 3/20/2010 at 12:26 AM

 

Did you see where that second shot went on howard in the shootout, nobody stops that.


Did you see where his glove was? Hell of a shot, yes, but Howard was nowhere near it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/20/2010 at 12:51 AM

 

The worst team in the league and we can't score more than two goals? Against a goalie that had never won before?

Posted by catmandu on 3/20/2010 at 9:02 AM

 
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