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#1 YzerFan19

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Posted October 08, 2011 - 07:24 PM

The Red Wings hit the road for the first time this season, visiting the Colorado Avalanche on the night that the Avs retire Peter Forsberg's jersey.

No comments from me on the illustrious history of the Avalanche.

I haven't seen a full roster for the game yet but we know Ty Conklin gets the start and Patrick Eaves is in. Drew Miller is probably out for Eaves, since Babcock has said he wants a natural center on the fourth line.

Game time is 9:00 with the Forsberg ceremony already underway. FSD has the TV.

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Posted October 08, 2011 - 07:56 PM

Lineup is in... Holmstrom and Brunnstrom out up front. Smith suspended on defense. Mursak and Commodore on IR.

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Posted October 08, 2011 - 08:21 PM

Start of the game delayed by a Lokomotiv tribute. Kind of wish FSD was showing it.

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Posted October 08, 2011 - 08:29 PM

Wings looking sloppy early and the Avs definitely have jump.

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Posted October 08, 2011 - 08:35 PM

Wings getting outworked all over and attempting some awful passes.

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Posted October 08, 2011 - 08:40 PM

I just spent the last minute pulling my hair out and yelling "HOW COULD THEY NOT SCORE ON THAT?!" for both teams. Wow.

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Posted October 08, 2011 - 08:56 PM

Wings didn't start looking solid until that last power play.

Conklin is really on tonight.

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Posted October 08, 2011 - 09:18 PM

That play was made by Pavs turning on the afterburners down the right wing.

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Posted October 08, 2011 - 09:27 PM

Kind of what Ken and Mick were saying, but I'm thinking the first goal tonight comes off a broken play and/or a giveaway.

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Posted October 08, 2011 - 09:45 PM

Jesus, Mule, what a shot.

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Posted October 08, 2011 - 09:52 PM

Wings looked a lot better that period, stopped with some of the stupid play but it still feels like the Avs have more energy.

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Posted October 08, 2011 - 10:22 PM

I thought for sure Zata was too deep to make that work. Fantastic shot.

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Posted October 08, 2011 - 10:35 PM

Pavs with the ENG. And that took more effort than it should have.

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Posted October 08, 2011 - 10:39 PM

And Conklin wraps up the shutout. Not a great game overall but the Wings really rebounded from a bad start.

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Posted October 09, 2011 - 12:33 AM

Make no mistake, the story of the night for the Wings was Ty Conklin.

The Eurotwins being reunited so quickly and all that is interesting but that doesn't even happen if Conklin hadn't kept Detroit in the game early. No matter that Johan Franzen was picked as it, Conklin was the first star of the game.

That said, it was nice to see the Wings pick up steam as the game went on. They shouldn't have had to, but they did do a great job of turning things around after the slow start.

Not a great second game of the season but there is good to take away from it. And a win is always a win.

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Posted October 09, 2011 - 10:27 AM

Make no mistake, the story of the night for the Wings was Ty Conklin.

The Eurotwins being reunited so quickly and all that is interesting but that doesn't even happen if Conklin hadn't kept Detroit in the game early. No matter that Johan Franzen was picked as it, Conklin was the first star of the game.

That said, it was nice to see the Wings pick up steam as the game went on. They shouldn't have had to, but they did do a great job of turning things around after the slow start.

Not a great second game of the season but there is good to take away from it. And a win is always a win.


I fully agree with everything you pointed out. In my mind, the goalies should have been listed as one and two with the Mule dropping to the third spot. This game could have easily been 6-5 or could have been tied going into the third period however, solid goal tending at both ends kept things rather interesting and fun to watch.
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Posted October 09, 2011 - 10:28 AM

I just spent the last minute pulling my hair out and yelling "HOW COULD THEY NOT SCORE ON THAT?!" for both teams. Wow.


Do you have any left?
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Posted October 09, 2011 - 07:35 PM

Is it my imagination (or wishful thinking), or are the Wings showing significant improvement in speed? As a team, they just seem to be much faster in these early games....

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Posted October 09, 2011 - 08:54 PM

Is it my imagination (or wishful thinking), or are the Wings showing significant improvement in speed? As a team, they just seem to be much faster in these early games....

I've thought so a couple times. Datsyuk turning on the afterburners going down the right wing on one second period play really surprised me. He can dance but I feel like he doesn't usually show speed like that.




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