Postgame: Red Wings @ Flames - 1/31

As important as the Red Wings' win in Calgary tonight was, as road wins have been tough to come by this season, it really wasn't that great of a game.

I mentioned that the play in the second period was "scrambly" and that I thought the Flames would score if it kept up. I don't know if that was a result of the Red Wings' mindset at the time or the fact that the lines were all jumbled up again but, thankfully, I was wrong about the outcome.

Aside from the final score, quite honestly I think the best part of the night was Calgary's tribute to Brad McCrimmon. The Flames join the list of teams who honored the victims of the Lokomotiv crash better than the Red Wings did.

One thing that Calgary should have done is used their retro alternate jerseys for their warm-up tribute. The alts are modeled after the jersey McCrimmon actually wore with the Flames.

What I would have loved to see is Detroit come out for the warm-up in a set of McCrimmon #2 sweaters (with those jerseys added to the charity auction, of course). Too much to ask, I know.

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The Red Wings are back from the All-Star break and back on the road, visiting the Calgary Flames tonight.

Tomas Holmstrom and Jakub Kindl are the scratches. Holmstrom is recovering from a bad reaction to injections to his knees last Thursday while Kindl might be out of the lineup for awhile after a bad outing in Montreal last Wednesday.

Cory Emmerton, Jan Mursak and Mike Commodore are all in for Detroit. Jimmy Howard gets the start.

The Flames will be honoring former Calgary and Detroit defenseman and assistant coach Brad McCrimmon before the game.

Game time is 9:00 on FS+.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2012 at 7:22 PM


Good on FSD for showing the Calgary McCrimmon tribute

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2012 at 9:15 PM


Daniels audibly choked up to start the game. I don't blame him.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2012 at 9:20 PM


Emmerton from Mursak on the first Detroit shot of the game. Great feed, good finish.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2012 at 9:28 PM


Abdelkader a goddammed beast on the PK. Hope he can shake it off.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2012 at 9:33 PM


Abdelkader testing out his knee. Looks like he's okay.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2012 at 9:43 PM


Hell of a stop by Kiprusoff.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2012 at 9:53 PM


Cammaleri left all alone in front of the net to put in a rebound PPG. Ugh.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2012 at 10:17 PM


Kinda crazy scrambly play. Flames are going to get the next goal if this keeps up.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2012 at 10:38 PM


Fantastic pass by Filppula and Hudler was absolutely untouched.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2012 at 11:21 PM


Another really nice pass in tight, this one by Cleary.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2012 at 11:31 PM

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