Red Wings - Kings Postgame Notes

I think after two periods tonight you had to have the feeling that the floodgates were about to open one way or the other. Unfortunately for the Red Wings, it was not in their favor.

The story tonight was the goalies. Jonathan Quick was incredible in net for the Kings, stopping all 51 shots he faced. Jimmy Howard, on the other hand...

Howard did not lose this game for Detroit. If you don't score any goals, it's not your goalie's fault. He did get outplayed, however. Given how good Quick was, saying that Howard got outplayed doesn't mean he had a bad game. That said, Howard did not make the stops that Quick did.

We've seen this all before. The offense gets stifled by a hot goalie at one end of the ice. At the other end, every mistake the Wings make is pounced on and turned into a goal against. It's never pretty.

I don't mind Detroit not scoring. It's gonna happen. I don't want to see it but sometimes you're gonna hit the hot goalie.

I do mind the goals against. As I said in-game, I didn't like how Howard looked on them. He completely lost track of the puck on the second goal (though someone should have had the King who went to the net), he kicked the puck right out to the oncoming forward on the third goal, and I don't think the screen on the fifth goal was as bad as it could have been. Momentary bits of sloppiness that turn into goals against.

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Howard gets the start, Hudler is in for Draper, there's snow and ice all over, and the Vikings are hosting the Giants at Ford Field.

That's all I've got, how about you?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/13/2010 at 7:20 PM


Great early shift by the second line + Eaves.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/13/2010 at 7:45 PM


I like the speed the Wings were showing in the first, even down by one. Plenty of time left.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/13/2010 at 8:16 PM


Great job by Cleary to get back there. Wow.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/13/2010 at 8:32 PM


Great stop by Quick. Homer needed lift on that.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/13/2010 at 8:44 PM


Howard had no idea where that was. Dammit.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/13/2010 at 8:54 PM


Rebound Control, Jimmy! f*ck!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/13/2010 at 9:27 PM


This is almost becoming a laughable situation. This is just bad.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 12/13/2010 at 9:31 PM


I'll repeat this later I'm sure... Quick is making the stops he has to, Howard isn't.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/13/2010 at 9:32 PM


Don't talk to me about the screen by Smyth, he was to the side. I'm throwing Howard under the bus tonight.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/13/2010 at 9:38 PM


Glad I didn't pay to see that one....No puck luck at all.

Posted by OldBroad on 12/13/2010 at 10:37 PM

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