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#1 YzerFan19

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Posted May 06, 2011 - 12:50 PM

I'm not going to lie, there's a part of me that kind of hopes that - if the Red Wings are going to lose this series - they just drop Game Four tonight and get it over with.

I still firmly believe Detroit *can* win this series. When they've been on, they've had no problem competing with the Sharks. They played well enough to win Game Three. Yes, they slowed down in the third but I think that was the first time all series that San Jose got outplayed.

The problem is the Wings haven't been on enough. Even if they flip the switch, the Sharks will attempt to counter. So I think this Detroit team can win the series but, rationally, I don't expect it to happen. And if it's not going to happen, I don't want to be jerked around anymore.

I'll admit that I've got a little bit of morbid curiosity about what would happen if the Wings lost a series at home. Aside from 2009, when Pittsburgh won the Cup at Joe Louis Arena, the Red Wings haven't finished off a losing series in Detroit since 1999. Since then, the trend of teams saluting their fans at season's end has sprung up. I've never seen the Red Wings do it and I wonder if they would given a prime opportunity.

As far as the actual game goes... No lineup changes for Detroit. I don't know how I feel about not putting Mike Modano in, seems like his scoring potential would be nice right now. That said, the Game Three lineup was pretty solid so maybe there isn't a need to shake it up.

Game time is 7:00 on Versus.

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Posted May 06, 2011 - 03:13 PM

Along with most of my (small) family, I'm going to the game. I expect to see both teams play their best, so it should be a good one.

#3 YzerFan19

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Posted May 06, 2011 - 06:23 PM

Bert with the spinorama to get in, then the fluttering backhander. Wow. Wings have life early.

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Posted May 06, 2011 - 06:32 PM

Great shot by Nick. Important early goals coming here.

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Posted May 06, 2011 - 06:47 PM

God. Damn. Nick is amazing. Out of mid-air.

#6 DetroitRiver

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Posted May 06, 2011 - 06:47 PM

Howard should've stopped that.

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Posted May 06, 2011 - 06:48 PM

Helm with a horrible turnover, and I'm not even sure how that got through. Awful all around.

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Posted May 06, 2011 - 06:54 PM

Hate that last SJ goal but otherwise a fantastic period by the Wings. They need 11 more of those, unfortunately, but that was what I was talking about when I said I thought they could come back.

#9 DetroitRiver

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Posted May 06, 2011 - 07:29 PM

Is it me or have I seen more than a few interference penalties go uncalled against the srards?

#10 DetroitRiver

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Posted May 06, 2011 - 07:33 PM

We needed a goal on that PP and now we're paying for it.

#11 YzerFan19

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Posted May 06, 2011 - 07:34 PM

Well, Wings already getting sloppy on defense. Not even waiting until the third this time.

#12 DetroitRiver

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Posted May 06, 2011 - 07:39 PM

Two lazy PPs in a row? Come on people.

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Posted May 06, 2011 - 07:48 PM

Survived that period a bit. Wings need the next goal.

#14 DetroitRiver

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Posted May 06, 2011 - 07:51 PM

Survived that period a bit. Wings need the next goal.

Just like games 1 & 3?

Groundhog Day...

#15 DetroitRiver

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Posted May 06, 2011 - 08:07 PM

Well that's it folks...

Been a pretty pathetic series.

Maybe next year.

#16 YzerFan19

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Posted May 06, 2011 - 08:07 PM

And there we go. Defense with their heads up their asses again. Well, the first period was nice.

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Posted May 06, 2011 - 08:23 PM

Wings are starting to wake up I'm back to where I was at the start of this game. If they can't put in a 60-minute effort, they're not going to win this series. Why drag it out at this point?

#18 DetroitRiver

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Posted May 06, 2011 - 08:26 PM

Abby again...

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Posted May 06, 2011 - 08:37 PM

Holy cow!

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Posted May 06, 2011 - 08:38 PM

Helm! Jesus, what a push by the Wings for the last couple shifts. Where the hell has this been?




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