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Game Four Pregame Notes

Not much to say about tonight's oddly-timed Game Four.

The game is set to start at 6:30 and the Red Wings have to be there on time. This is as close to a must-win as it gets without actually facing elimination.

Brian Rafalski has skipped the last two practices for Detroit but is expected to play tonight. Shane Doan is out for Phoenix, with Vernon Fiddler back in the lineup to replace him.

The Red Wings have to take advantage of the Doan-less Coyotes. Phoenix was a noticeably less-energetic team with Doan out of the lineup on Sunday but Detroit was so slow and slow apathetic that it didn't matter.

And I know that one reader who emailed me on Sunday will say that kind of thinking doesn't give credit to the Coyotes. That's because it's not intended to. In Game One the Coyotes clearly outplayed Detroit. In Game Three they did not, it was just that the Wings were that bad.

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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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