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Postgame: Blue Jackets @ Red Wings - 1/21

Short and sweet: It should not have taken the shootout for the Red Wings to beat the Blue Jackets tonight. Detroit is the best team in the league (or among them, depending on the time of day) and Columbus is the worst. Needing the gimmick to get the win is disappointing.

That said... Valtteri Filppula's shootout goal was fantastic and Jimmy Howard was a beast once again. Howard has now only allowed two goals on 14 shootout attempts against this season. Unreal.

Ridiculous stat time... The Red Wings now have three consecutive 3-2 shootout wins. Six of their last eight games have been 3-2 OT/SO wins. Every OT/SO win this season has been 3-2. The only time Detroit has lost outside of regulation is also their only non 3-2 OT game, a 2-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild (which means the opposition has scored exactly two goals in every Wings overtime game this season).

Only thing left to mention is Henrik Zetterberg's upcoming suspension. I don't know if he'll get one or not. I fear he will because the NHL is trying to protect players going into the boards but I think that was a pretty innocent play. Ugly, but innocent. We'll see.

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You know those trap games I'm always talking about? The ones where I worry the Red Wings see an easy opponent and favorable conditions and start looking past them? Yeah, tonight's game terrifies me.

The Red Wings are riding a 15-game home winning streak and are battling for the top spot in the league (though they sit fourth in the Western Conference due to the Central Division being a monster this season). The Blue Jackets are a laughingstock that just signed Brett Lebda. Yet I can totally see Columbus pulling off the upset tonight.

Half of Columbus' lineup is out and they're starting supposed backup Curtis Sanford. Aside from Patrick Eaves, the Red Wings are healthy and their only lineup change is to swap in Mike Commodore for Jakub Kindl. Jimmy Howard gets the start.

Game time is 7:00 on FS+.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/21/2012 at 6:18 PM

 

You know those trap games I'm always talking about? The ones where I worry the Red Wings see an easy opponent and favorable conditions and start looking past them? Yeah, tonight's game terrifies me.The Red Wings are riding a 15-game home winning streak and are battling for the top spot in the league (though they sit fourth in the Western Conference due to the Central Division being a monster this season). The Blue Jackets are a laughingstock that just signed Brett Lebda. Yet I can totally see Columbus pulling off the upset tonight.Half of Columbus' lineup is out and they're starting supposed backup Curtis Sanford. Aside from Patrick Eaves, the Red Wings are healthy and their only lineup change is to swap in Mike Commodore for Jakub Kindl. Jimmy Howard gets the start.Game time is 7:00 on FS+.


Concur. I'm scared because I can see us blowing this one with overconfidence. Let's see how the first period pans out.

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/21/2012 at 6:45 PM

 

Commodore a late scratch. Kindl must be back in.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/21/2012 at 7:00 PM

 

And now they say it's Kindl and Mursak scratched.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/21/2012 at 7:04 PM

 

I'm sure no one saw that coming. Ugly play overall so far.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/21/2012 at 7:22 PM

 

Kronner jumping up into the play, fantastic shot.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/21/2012 at 7:27 PM

 

Thank god for Kronner.... Not like any of the forwards are contributing...

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/21/2012 at 7:33 PM

 

Cleary needs a goal.

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/21/2012 at 7:38 PM

 

Cleary needs a goal.

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/21/2012 at 7:39 PM

 

Weak first period. The guys look tired and need to snap out of it before they lose to the worst team in the league. I blame the first goal solely on Jimmy as he bobbled a puck he should have caught.

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/21/2012 at 7:42 PM

 

I should be surprised... Yet, I'm not.

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/21/2012 at 8:16 PM

 

Nick gets a point!

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/21/2012 at 8:18 PM

 

WTF was that?

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/21/2012 at 8:27 PM

 

Wings looked good on that PP but otherwise lazy as hell. I hate this game.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/21/2012 at 8:35 PM

 

I held my breath on the Datsyuk hit.

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/21/2012 at 8:47 PM

 

Even Babs said we didn't have a lot of energy and the game was ugly. Come on guys!!!!! Pull your heads out of your collective ass!

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/21/2012 at 8:49 PM

 

Bad play and he is getting tossed? Bullsh*t!

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/21/2012 at 9:10 PM

 

Big, big kill. Penalty was interesting. Cracking down on things along the endboards this season but that wasn't much of a push.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/21/2012 at 9:20 PM

 

Bad feeling...

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/21/2012 at 9:30 PM

 

Wings have looked better in OT than the rest of the game.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/21/2012 at 9:34 PM

 

No kidding.... What the hell? And now a shoot out? I hate this game!

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/21/2012 at 9:36 PM

 

Here we go!

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/21/2012 at 9:38 PM

 

Dr. Fil!!!

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/21/2012 at 9:42 PM

 

That was for you MD!

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/21/2012 at 9:43 PM

 
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