Stars @ Red Wings - 11/12
Posted November 12, 2011 - 04:43 PM
Coming off a 3-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers last night, the Wings will roll the same lineup tonight, including starting Jimmy Howard in goal. I'm not sure how much I like what that says about the team's faith in Ty Conklin, as Conklin will be needed this season. That said, I have little faith in Conklin at this point so I don't blame them for going with the hot hand.
Dallas is also playing their second consecutive game and will start backup Andrew Raycroft.
Game time is 7:00 with FSD having the TV.
I'm headed out for the game right now and will check in as I can.
Posted November 12, 2011 - 08:06 PM
Lgged in just in time for a clean White goal!
Posted November 12, 2011 - 08:41 PM
Posted November 12, 2011 - 09:11 PM
Posted November 12, 2011 - 09:36 PM
Posted November 12, 2011 - 11:46 PM
The Wings pretty much dominated this one. The Stars only got a handful of chances in the game but they capitalized on them in the first two periods, putting themselves in position to get a win before Detroit's big breakthrough in the third.
You could see that this game was kind of a natural progression from where the Wings were on Friday night. Not a perfect game but much cleaner. Franzen's game-winner was a bit of a garbage goal but the others were off of really nice setups or were just great shots. Those kinds of goals weren't happening during the Wings' losing streak (not that many goals were happening in general then).
I was at the wrong end of the ice to clearly see Ian White make a save with his face but that's an extreme side to how the game had played out in the Detroit end for most of the game. Aside from the Brendan Morrow goal, which was a mess all over, Detroit's D was in the right place at the right time for most of the night.
Of course, I hate the way the game ended. Jamie Benn jumping Jakub Kindl is the kind of play that needs to get out of the game. Congrats, Benn, you won a fight against someone who had never fought before. That sure showed Detroit.
Posted November 13, 2011 - 12:54 AM
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