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Postgame: Kings @ Red Wings - 3/9

Make no mistake, I love tonight's outcome and I love every one of the goals the Red Wings scored, but this was an awful game.

In today's NHL, there is no way a team should win 4-3 while taking only 15 shots. This game was sixty minutes of absurdity.

That said, as was pointed out to me on Twitter, "Every so often, you need to win a piece of sh*t game to prove you can."

The Red Wings needed this. There's no doubt about that. They needed it to stop their skid at two games and they needed the two points to keep pace in the Central with the St. Louis Blues.

The Kings needed it, too, and they threw everything they had at the Wings in the final minute. Joey MacDonald made up for a soft goal earlier in the game by standing tall at the end.

Combine that with one of Valtteri Filppula's best games, Henrik Zetterberg continuing his hot streak, Darren Helm finding some finish and Brendan Smith showing why he may never play in Grand Rapids again, it makes for a pretty gutsy win.

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No game-day notes from me. I may not even be around for this one.

Wings - Kings. 7:30. FSD.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/9/2012 at 6:21 PM

 

Well sh*t...

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/9/2012 at 7:50 PM

 

Saw that coming. Wake the f*ck up guys!

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/9/2012 at 7:50 PM

 

About time

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/9/2012 at 8:02 PM

 

Very, very nice to get the Wings on the board.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/9/2012 at 8:03 PM

 

Joey needed to stop that. Weak goal.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/9/2012 at 8:11 PM

 

Agreed. That whole period was week.

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/9/2012 at 8:16 PM

 

Wow! We got beat on the icing call...

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/9/2012 at 8:33 PM

 

Four shots halfway through the game. Holy hell...

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/9/2012 at 8:50 PM

 

These games remind me of the late 80s and early 90s.

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/9/2012 at 8:55 PM

 

Why the f*ck can't we do that more often?

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/9/2012 at 8:56 PM

 

Jesus Christ, that was a hell of a set of moves. Two goals on six shots. Damn...

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/9/2012 at 8:56 PM

 

Amen brother...

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/9/2012 at 8:58 PM

 

One word... Kronwalled. Can we get one?

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/9/2012 at 9:01 PM

 

I bet we come out with the "win the game in one period of hockey" attitude.

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/9/2012 at 9:20 PM

 

Nice muscle play there...

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/9/2012 at 9:24 PM

 

What the hell was that? How many hooks will they allow on one guy?

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/9/2012 at 9:25 PM

 

Nice "Lidstrom" like shot off the boards by Smith.

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/9/2012 at 9:27 PM

 

Nice! Voracek took responsibility for having his head down. On that note:

If you go back and look at Kronner's hits, you'will see that 90-95 percent of them take place at the same spot on the ice. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out where the danger zone is. Always be aware of who is on the ice! How hard is that?

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/9/2012 at 9:32 PM

 

f*ck... f*ck... f*ck... Now Zata? GREAT!

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/9/2012 at 9:45 PM

 

Clusterf*ck. I believe that's the word.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/9/2012 at 9:45 PM

 

Hell yeah!

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/9/2012 at 9:49 PM

 

Alright, I'm liking this Smith kid. And Fil can finish.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/9/2012 at 9:50 PM

 

No pun intended!

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/9/2012 at 9:50 PM

 

Wings woke up.

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/9/2012 at 9:54 PM

 

Heh, I can't believe this game.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/9/2012 at 9:54 PM

 

I can't either.

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/9/2012 at 9:55 PM

 

Go figure

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/9/2012 at 9:57 PM

 

I hate this...

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/9/2012 at 9:59 PM

 

15 seconds!!! Arrrrrrggggghhhh!

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/9/2012 at 10:00 PM

 

Thank god!

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/9/2012 at 10:01 PM

 
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