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#1 YzerFan19

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 03:21 PM

The Wings look to rebound from their 7-1 loss to the Washington Capitals on Saturday as they visit the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight.

Columbus remains winless on the season but gets defenseman James Wisniewski back in the lineup, as he's served his eight-game suspension for a preseason hit.

Detroit will go with Ty Conklin in net for the second consecutive game, as the team has given Jimmy Howard the night off to spend at home with his wife and newborn son. Joey MacDonald will back up Conklin.

Cory Emmerton and Fabian Brunnstrom will be the healthy scratches, with Drew Miller centering Patrick Eaves and Tomas Holmstrom on the fourth line. Mike Commodore remains out with a knee injury on defense.

Game time is 7:00. FSD has the TV.

#2 Mathieu_Datsyuk132351

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 06:11 PM

Well this isn't a good start.

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 06:11 PM

Ugly goal against, Conks. Gotta be faster.

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 06:17 PM

Battle of bad goalies. How the hell did that get in?

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 06:19 PM

This is already a weird game.

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 06:26 PM

Didn't I say something about Conklin holding the post last game?

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 06:43 PM

Well, that was less than fun.

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 07:10 PM

Wings with a solid PK there. Hopefully a sign that they're turning things around.

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 07:26 PM

Well, Conklin gets a good stop and then a redirection gets past him. Ugly night.

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 07:58 PM

Brutal shift by Ericsson. Icing, giveaway, penalty.

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 08:07 PM

Is it bad that when they announced the injury to Pronger and the details of getting off the ice that it made me think it was retribution?

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 08:15 PM

Didn't get to post until now but the game at the caps the other night was disapointing to say the least. When the craps scored their 6th goal I decided to leave (BTW, I was sitting right next to the Wings tunnel entrance!). As I was leaving a pretty young las who was cat calling the Wings all night gleefully told me to go home as I crossed her in my row. I told her let me know when her team finally wins a cup. She then sheepishly said we already won one cup. "ONE?!? WOW!" I shouted in her face. I told her her craps can have the victory, we'll take the 11 cups.

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 08:18 PM

Is it bad that when they announced the injury to Pronger and the details of getting off the ice that it made me think it was retribution?

What happened to pronger? Yes, I'm thinking bad thoughts... :unsure:

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 08:21 PM

What happened to pronger? Yes, I'm thinking bad thoughts... :unsure:

Took a stick to the face and went off the ice yelling apparently.

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 09:31 PM

Remember when I said that the Wings needed to remember their loss to the Capitals (rather than just forget it and move on) so that they wouldn't do it again? Told ya so.

To a certain extent, tonight's loss to the Blue Jackets (Columbus' first win of the season, which will be repeated endlessly I'm sure) felt a lot like Saturday's game never ended. The Red Wings couldn't clear their zone, couldn't gain the offensive zone, couldn't get set up once they did get into the opposing end, weren't getting shots through to the net... Pretty much everything went wrong.

At the other end of the ice, the Jackets played like a team determined not to lose. They held the puck, they got shots through, they followed up with rebounds. And they got some help from Ty Conklin, who had some decent stops but didn't look good on either of the first two goals.

Once again, the Wings can't just forget this one. Given what that this game happened at all, though, I don't know that they won't try to.

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Posted October 26, 2011 - 02:24 PM

I want to think that these last two games (the entirety of neither could I bear to watch) are only early bumps in a long season, but I worry, too, that the snap that I thought I saw in earlier games has disappeared, and this is looking very like a team that has played together too long perhaps? I can't imagine the grind of an 82 game season...how hard it must be to instill the energy required to come out sharp for each and every game...but it's too early for ennui or fatigue to set in, isn't it?

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Posted October 26, 2011 - 02:27 PM

Also, the Wings were unlucky to meet Columbus when the Jackets had finally developed a grudge....

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Posted October 28, 2011 - 11:09 AM

My problem with this loss is that we were outscored 11-2 over the course of two games. It amazes me how the team goes from red-hot to ice cold overnight. The last three seasons, there are times when the loss is embarrassing. I get that you are not going to win every game however, at least look like you are trying. To me, the most frustrating part of the recent losses is the whole team looks like they flat out don't care.
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