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We led 1-0 after one period. If we’d have known what was coming next, we’d have grabbed some seat belts. After scoring again to go up 2-0 in Detroit, the New Jersey Devils decided to score three straight of their own in under three minutes. Jeesh. Not to be outdone, our Wings scored three more before the second period closed to le [...]
When Lidstrom was a rookie, he asked if he could wear #9, like he did in Sweden. Instead, he was handed #5 and made it legend: no Red Wing shall ever wear it again. #5 Congratulation, Lidstrom, and thank you!
Call me when you wake up, NHL. There used to be a time (and these viewers aren’t going anywhere if you go get them) when the NHL was one of the “Big 4.” The problem is Gary Bettman. The NHL stopped broadcasting games on major networks, failing to invest like the NBA, NFL, and MLB. Furthermore, as notably illustrated by the R [...]
Final score: Detroit 6, Ottawa 1 They were so desperate to stop The Mule they resorted to cheap shots on a guy who just came back from a concussion. Eventually, Franzen and another snarf for the Senators were ejected. Reminded me of when the Warriors got Blake tossed on Christmas. It’s bush-league bullshit. That’s why we won 6-1 i [...]
After leading 1-0 for 59 and a half minutes, our Detroit Red Wings got snarfed. Montreal pulled their goalie and tied it, forcing overtime. However, who are the Red Wings coached by? THE OLYMPIC CHAMPION MIKE BABCOCK. Oh, yeah. Our coach told the Wings not to give up and they responded with another goal in overtime to take the win home.
The Panthers scored the game’s first goal on a breakaway with 25 seconds left in the 1st. That would be the only one Jimmy Howard allowed. Our goalie literally saved the day with clutch stop after stop in the second and third periods. The Wings got on the board during a second period power play. Daniel Alfredsson found the back of the n [...]
Gustavsson-Jimmy Howard blanked Vancouver in Detroit 2-0. The Wings scored in the second and it stayed 1-0 through various Canuck power plays, a Red Wings 5 on 3, and a penalty shot on Howard. Some reported dizziness forced our first goalie out after one period. Justin Abdelkader put home the final score on an empty-netter. *Before the game, [...]
Jimmy made a nice return to the ice, stopping all seven penalty shots by the Capitals in the shootout. The Wings led 3-2 but allowed the equalizer with seven seconds left. Alex Ovechkin’s slapshot sneaked past Howard. In overtime, it stayed tied, forcing the extra shots. Patrick Eaves scored the game-winner. It felt really good to get t [...]
Sorry, Montreal, but the Red Wings looked a lot better. Goalie: Gustavsson (30 saves)
5-4 final in Detroit. We forced our old mates to a shootout, then broke their hearts. On national TV, Chicago made their first two goals to put the pressure on Todd Bertuzzi to keep us alive. He made his goal. It went six rounds until Darren Helm nailed the game-winner and Gustavsson stoned Shaw to end the game.
The puck flew into the air. It seemed to disappear. With the score Kings 2, Wings 1, the puck fell from the sky, hit J. Quick in the back, and rolled into the net for the tie score! Detroit tied it just before the game ended, forcing overtime and an eventual shootout where Tomas “Griffin” Tatar won it.
3-1 final in LA. Honestly, what a performance by Jimmy Howard. 44 saves on the night. The only one he allowed was borderline goalie interference on a 5 on 3 power play in the first period. The Wings tied it before the period ended, and it stayed tied through two periods. That’s when former Grand Rapids Griffin and reigning Calder Cup MV [...]