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#1 YzerFan19

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Posted May 01, 2009 - 11:37 AM

The Detroit Red Wings will be without defenseman Brian Rafalski as they open their second-round series against the Anaheim Ducks tonight. He is listed as day-to-day with an upper body injury.

Jonathan Ericsson moved up to the first defensive pairing with Nicklas Lidstrom, with Chris Chelios coming into the lineup to take Ericsson's spot on the third pair with Brett Lebda. The second pair remains Niklas Kronwall and Brad Stuart.

The Red Wings will also be without Kris Draper, who missed the entire first round and has been ruled out of the first two games against Anaheim with an upper-body injury.

Dan Cleary did not take the morning skate but will play tonight. Andreas Lilja skated but has no timetable for a return.

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Posted May 01, 2009 - 02:17 PM

Yikes! No Rafalski! Head for cover! Couldn't we/shouldn't we call up Meech?

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Posted May 01, 2009 - 02:36 PM

Meech is still with the team, he's a healthy scratch.

I don't mind Chelios getting the call before Meech but Raffy going down reminds me a lot of losing Schneider and Kronwall last time the Wings played the Ducks in the playoffs.

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Posted May 01, 2009 - 06:10 PM

Versus didn't show the anthem. FSN made a point to. Interesting.

Here we go...

#5 YzerFan19

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Posted May 01, 2009 - 06:20 PM

Saw that coming, Wings defense got turned around.

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Posted May 01, 2009 - 06:20 PM

Bummer.

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Posted May 01, 2009 - 06:25 PM

Big PK. Very important to kill that off.

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Posted May 01, 2009 - 06:28 PM

Loved the way Hudler pickpocketed Whitney on the blue line during that penalty kill.

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Posted May 01, 2009 - 06:29 PM

Elbow and a late hit. Suspend that f*cker.

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Posted May 01, 2009 - 06:31 PM

I say that about Hudler and that happens. Very late. Blood everywhere.

#11 YzerFan19

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Posted May 01, 2009 - 06:31 PM

Five-minute major, game misconduct.

Make. Them. Pay.

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Posted May 01, 2009 - 06:32 PM

Franzen! There's one!

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Posted May 01, 2009 - 06:34 PM

Franzen makes 'em pay.

I think Mike Brown's been taking checking lessons from Chris Pronger.

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Posted May 01, 2009 - 06:40 PM

The rest of the powerplay was rather disappointing. There was about a minute where they couldn't really gain the zone. Would have liked one more.

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Posted May 01, 2009 - 06:42 PM

Oddly, the Wings don't seem to be moving the puck well.

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Posted May 01, 2009 - 06:46 PM

Considering how shaky they were, I think the Wings have to be happy coming out of that period tied.

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Posted May 01, 2009 - 07:03 PM

Huds on the bench.

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Posted May 01, 2009 - 07:10 PM

Corey Perry's a little bitch.

Ericsson said "Enough of those little gloved jabs, you want to go, we'll go."

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Posted May 01, 2009 - 07:10 PM

10 stitches apparently. He's one tough cookie.

Go on Ericsson! Perry trying to go after Osggod. Ericsson said no.

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Posted May 01, 2009 - 07:23 PM

Another good kill.




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