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Game Four Postgame Notes

Call me greedy but I still expect more from the Red Wings than we got tonight.

Jimmy Howard had his best game in awhile so he gets a pass. Howard stopped 29 shots en route to the shutout. As I said at the time, him staying with the puck and making a save in the second despite having lost his mask showed how on his game he was.

The rest of the team, however, still had some patches where they looked tentative. There were long stretches in the first and second that just felt slow.

The Coyotes definitely had some jump coming into the third period and the Wings were scrambling to hold onto their lead.

That said, special teams were fantastic. One-for-three on the power play and perfect on the PK, including 18 seconds of a Phoenix five-on-three. If the Wings had cleared the zone at even strength as well as they did during the third period PKs I probably wouldn't be complaining right now.

An additional plus, I'm not entirely impressed with Ilya Bryzgalov. Maybe we should be worried that he hasn't stolen a game yet, I don't know.

Overall, still not a 60-minute effort but they definitely outplayed the Coyotes and you can never complain about a shutout.

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Posted by OldBroad on 4/20/2010 at 5:37 PM

 

Solid kill on an awful penalty.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 6:52 PM

 

I'm not a lip reader but did Miller just call Fiddler a f*cking bitch?

Goal? No goal? WTF?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 7:00 PM

 

I swear to gog the laws of physics were broken to keep that out.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 7:02 PM

 

Thoughts after one...

I swear they're calling more cheap stuff now that the hitting has stopped. Odd. I'm not sure how much I like any of the calls tonight.

I don't think the Wings got a single rebound chance all period. They're getting shots through but they've gotta get to the net better.

Detroit was definitely better than Phoenix but it doesn't matter without goals to show for it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 7:31 PM

 

Anybody watching on Center Ice? I was recording it and the damn thing is blacked out. It's not on any other channel, what the eff!

Posted by rrasco on 4/20/2010 at 7:41 PM

 

Big kill and a couple big stops by Howard there. Nice.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 7:57 PM

 

Anybody watching on Center Ice? I was recording it and the damn thing is blacked out. It's not on any other channel, what the eff!


Sorry, I've got FSD. I'm not seeing anyone else having issues with Center Ice though.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 7:57 PM

 

Review? You are f*cking kidding me.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 8:08 PM

 

This is a good goal. No f*cking way this comes back.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 8:09 PM

 

Awful f*cking call.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 8:12 PM

 

Howard with the save even without his mask. He's feeling it tonight.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 8:13 PM

 

Wings have got to be stronger defensively, the Coyotes are putting pressure on now.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 8:45 PM

 

Has there been a single good call tonight? Aside from not calling back the goal, 'cause they could have f*cked that up too.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 8:50 PM

 

Massive kill.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 8:57 PM

 

Pasha!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 9:01 PM

 

Zata! He and Datsyuk are competing now.

And that was all set up by Bert.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 9:04 PM

 

My stomach was churning a couple of minutes ago. But I'm happy with the 3-0 thing right now <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 4/20/2010 at 9:04 PM

 

My stomach was churning a couple of minutes ago. But I'm happy with the 3-0 thing right now <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />


Absolutely feeling a bit better but still a bunch of time.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 9:06 PM

 

Hell of a rebound game by Jimmy.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 9:09 PM

 

THANK YOU!

(I was going to add something, but don't want to jinx anybody, so I'll just stop there....)

Posted by OldBroad on 4/20/2010 at 9:24 PM

 

I just realized I'm gonna need to do some laundry, I'm wearing the same thing today as I did for Game Two. Friday will not be a time to break from superstitions.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 9:27 PM

 
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