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#1 YzerFan19

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Posted December 30, 2008 - 06:44 PM

Thanks to the Winter Classic, Detroit's annual New Year's Eve game has been bumped up a day, giving us the first game of the home-and-home with Chicago tonight.

Chris Chelios remains in the lineup as Nicklas Lidstrom is staying out for another game. Derek Meech could also be back in as Mikael Samuelsson has been ill and may not be able to play.

Ty Conklin gets the start.

The Blackhawks are riding a franchise-high winning streak and by sweeping the Wings in these two days could tie them for first place in the Central Division.

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Posted December 30, 2008 - 07:43 PM

Joke of a goalie interference call on Homer to start the game. What a surprise.

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Posted December 30, 2008 - 07:58 PM

Bahhh. I don't know what to say. I'm just happy this isn't like Saturday. I hope they keep the pressure on?

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Posted December 30, 2008 - 08:07 PM

I do loves me some Pavel Datsyuk :)

That was fast. He's been trying that shot out a lot, lately. Or at least the last few games.

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Posted December 30, 2008 - 08:09 PM

I was gonna say the same thing. He and Homer are really on the same wavelength lately with Holmstrom being in the right spot to screen those hard snappers Datsyuk is trying out.

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Posted December 30, 2008 - 08:40 PM

That was way too close.

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Posted December 30, 2008 - 08:42 PM

Versteeg had half the goal to aim at. Really got away with that one.

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Posted December 30, 2008 - 08:43 PM

J.M.F. Franzen! Suck it, bitches. :)

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Posted December 30, 2008 - 08:44 PM

Wow, top shelf by Franzen.

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Posted December 30, 2008 - 08:47 PM

Go Kane! Get yourself suspended right before the Winter Classic. Tool.

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Posted December 30, 2008 - 09:07 PM

Oh uh. I hope Homer's ok. I didn't see what happened, just saw him leaving.

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Posted December 30, 2008 - 09:26 PM

Oh wow. That was super fast :)

Franzen with his second.

I'm not going to say the obvious in fear of jinxing <3

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Posted December 30, 2008 - 09:45 PM

Kopecky makes it 4-0 :) Over the leg. Awesome.

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Posted December 30, 2008 - 09:46 PM

Fil totally got away with grabbing the puck and then made a beautiful pass to Kopy. Very nice.

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Posted December 30, 2008 - 10:01 PM

So much for the 'Hawks being as good as the Wings.

Actually, I think I'll say more about that in my postgame blog.

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Posted December 30, 2008 - 10:02 PM

Great game for the wings, one of their best performances of the year against a red hot team!

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Posted December 31, 2008 - 09:46 AM

As part of the Winter Classic buildup there was a lot of talk over the last week or so about how the Blackhawks consider themselves to be just as good as the Red Wings. Coming into last night's game the NHL had a dream storyline on its hands for its annointed team of the future in Chicago. Then Detroit ended it.

The Blackhawks came into Tuesday's game on a franchise-high nine-game winning streak and just four points back of the defending Stanley Cup Champions. Regulation wins by Chicago last night and at the Winter Classic would have pulled them into a tie.

The Red Wings - without the best defenseman in hockey, with a defenseman filling in at forward, and with their supposed backup goalie in net - proceeded to blank the 'Hawks in what was being billed as a statement game for Chicago.

Maybe the Blackhawks will bounce back on New Year's Day. Maybe the Red Wings will roll again. Either way, I hope Tuesday's game teaches everyone not to get too caught up in the Blackhawks bandwagon, they haven't won anything yet.




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