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Game Three Pregame Notes

The Red Wings face a must-win in their first home game of the series tonight against the Sharks. A loss puts them a game from elimination and needing to win four in a row.

Patrick Eaves is out again for Detroit. I'll let Mike Babcock explain the impact of that...

Patrick Eaves for us is a forechecking, banging, penalty-killer. Thats' where the adjustment is. When you take 10 penalties in a game you can use a penalty-killer. Our plan tonight is to not take any penalties, so we don't have to worry about it as much.

And that's all I'm saying about penalties before the game.

Detroit also needs to be better in the faceoff circle. It hasn't hampered much of their offense but winning some defensive-zone faceoffs in the first two games could have prevented several goals.

Tonight is the Red Wings' fourth home game of the playoffs but the first at their usual home start time of 7:30 PM.

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Wow.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2010 at 7:50 PM

 

I disagree with Mickey, this is coming back.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2010 at 7:57 PM

 

Figures

Posted by scout6 on 5/4/2010 at 8:01 PM

 

Told ya, but what the hell does "Distinct kicking motion" have to do with anything now that "propel" is the key word?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2010 at 8:01 PM

 

Here's why that goal should have stood, even though I knew it wouldn't. "Propelling" the puck into the net implies applying more force to the puck to make it go in. If anything, the puck slowed down after hitting Zetterberg's skate. Less force. Not propelled.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2010 at 8:04 PM

 

Call that one back, you sons of bitches!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2010 at 8:09 PM

 

Here we go again. They will call it goalie interference.

Posted by scout6 on 5/4/2010 at 8:10 PM

 

Call that one back, you sons of bitches!


They're really trying. Hahahahaha. Watching hockey has turned me into a huge pessimist lately.PS - I agree with the crowd.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/4/2010 at 8:10 PM

 

It was a f*cking joke! Godmotherf*ckingdammit.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2010 at 8:10 PM

 

Goddamned right that was a good goal.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2010 at 8:11 PM

 

I was worried because the ref looked worried.

Posted by scout6 on 5/4/2010 at 8:11 PM

 

I was worried because the ref looked worried.


Maybe they were worried because it actually went the Wings way for once? That could be a bad sign.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/4/2010 at 8:12 PM

 

That? That's a penalty? After all the other bullsh*t that happens?

Posted by catmandu on 5/4/2010 at 8:14 PM

 

So their second guy in doesn't get a penalty? I have wanted to see the third, forth, fifth, etc all get penalties. A reach over and face grab....gone.

Posted by scout6 on 5/4/2010 at 8:15 PM

 

So their second guy in doesn't get a penalty? I have wanted to see the third, forth, fifth, etc all get penalties. A reach over and face grab....gone.

Posted by scout6 on 5/4/2010 at 8:17 PM

 

Holy sh*t, they called it? Bad call.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2010 at 8:18 PM

 

Wings get a bad call in their favor and don't take advantage. Remember that.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2010 at 8:19 PM

 

So their second guy in doesn't get a penalty? I have wanted to see the third, forth, fifth, etc all get penalties. A reach over and face grab....gone.

Posted by scout6 on 5/4/2010 at 8:21 PM

 

Cleary!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2010 at 8:21 PM

 

Okay. Starting with 2.

Posted by scout6 on 5/4/2010 at 8:22 PM

 

Lazy

Posted by scout6 on 5/4/2010 at 8:24 PM

 

Defense skating around in circles but Jimmy was lazy on that one.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2010 at 8:25 PM

 

So their second guy in doesn't get a penalty?


That's what I didn't like there. Ericsson rides his man away from Howard, unnecessary but happens all the time. A second Shark comes in. Then Abdelkader comes in. Why does Justin get called but not the second Shark?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2010 at 8:31 PM

 

Zata takes after Steve Yzerman.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2010 at 8:45 PM

 

Mickey said, don't put yourself in the position for that to happen.

Posted by catmandu on 5/4/2010 at 9:02 PM

 

Power play looked good but needs goals.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2010 at 9:11 PM

 

Well f*ck. Wings have got to wake the hell up.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2010 at 9:48 PM

 

Wake the f*ck up guys!!!!! Your goalie bailed you out on that one!

Posted by SYfanSD on 5/4/2010 at 9:53 PM

 

That's two, Jimmy. You're not allowed to do that.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2010 at 10:00 PM

 

Quick whistle benefits the Wings there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2010 at 10:01 PM

 

So much for "battling in front" eh?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2010 at 10:09 PM

 

I don't even know what to think at this point.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2010 at 10:13 PM

 

Not surprised. No fire after the start of the third period.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2010 at 10:40 PM

 

I am thinking I don't even want to watch game four. This series is ridiculous.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/4/2010 at 10:41 PM

 

I am thinking I don't even want to watch game four. This series is ridiculous.


Conveniently, Thursday is the day I'm supposed to start building my deck. I might not even be able to watch the game.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/4/2010 at 10:46 PM

 

Once again we are on the same wavelength! I agree again, this is definitely on the goalie. Lately he has a huge 5 hole and it is apparent that they have been doing their homework. 2 goals that should not have happened, the other 2 were on the shoulders of the defense. Once again, lazy play...when a puck is in front of you...GO GET IT! Don't stand there looking at it! I saw that happen many times - I was yelling at the screen. Your last paragraph sums it all up...yes they have the talent to win the next 4 but DO THEY REALLY WANT TO? Like in game 7 last year's cup...extremely frustrating as a Wings fan to watch!

Posted by kelloggfan on 5/5/2010 at 11:10 AM

 

Do we gamble on Ozzie?

Posted by SYfanSD on 5/5/2010 at 11:27 AM

 

Do we gamble on Ozzie?


Too late for that. Only one start since January? Can't risk it. Though how many critics would it silence if he were able to come in and rattle off four wins? I don't think he could but it'd kick ass anyway.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/5/2010 at 11:44 AM

 

I think that if I were a coach whose team was having such a poor start to a third period in a game where we held a lead, I'd call a time-out and zap them each with a cattle prod! Is that "defensive shell" a strategy? We see it all too often....I always wonder what the opposing team takes between periods (that the Wings don't take) to come out flying when we sometimes seem to be skating in jello....

(And I totally agree that Bertuzzi should have taken the penalty shot.)

Posted by OldBroad on 5/6/2010 at 10:54 AM

 

The following was my response to my daughter's email asking, "What happened? They were ahead 3-1 when I fell asleep!" (One might have replied, "Yes, they were ahead 3-1 when THEY fell asleep!"wink.png

Regarding the Wings: At first I couldn't believe (and thus FEEL) the loss. Then when I woke up early this morning (to the sounds of the waking birds and some mammalian sounds coming from the backyard), the feeling had set in...that they-lost-a- must-win-game feeling. That said, they could bounce back and win 4 in a row...not likely, but it could happen. Or they could be swept. If that happens, I just have to remind myself that they are always contenders...it's been a long and difficult season...hockey is a brutal sport...they've played more games in the last 3 seasons than any other team...the West is the best in the league...you cannot, absolutely cannot, win 'em all...and forced to choose, I'd always choose our Wings for reasons including and beyond their hockey expertise.

Posted by OldBroad on 5/6/2010 at 11:38 AM

 
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