Monday, July 2, 2007

Wings lose Lang, Calder & Bertuzzi

Kyle Calder signed with the Kings
Robert Lang signed with the Blackhawks
and Todd Bertuzzi, who the Wings wanted back - who should have stayed
in Detroit because they picked him up and he had the ability to play again this
season when no one else wanted to signed with Anaheim.

Which is okay, because i hated him still anyway. Just shows you why, huh?

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Schneider out, Rafalski In




From letsgowings.com

The Detroit Red Wings acted quickly after the loss of Mathieu Schneider to the Anaheim Ducks when they signed former New Jersey Devils defenseman Brian Rafalski to a five-year contract worth $30-million.

Rafalski, a Dearborn native, is 33 years of age and netted eight goals among his 55 points last season.

The three-time All-Star had played his entire seven-year career with the New Jersey Devils, recording 44 goals and 311 points, and won two Stanley Cups with the franchise (2000, 2003).






Meanwhile...

Schneider signs with Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks secured one of the Red Wings' unrestricted free agents this afternoon by plucking defenseman Mathieu Schneider from the club with a two-year, $11.25-million contract.
From a Red Wings perspective, Schneider's contract was likely at least $500,000/year more than what the club was willing to spend. For Anaheim the move could possibly be a precursor to Norris-runner up Scott Niedermayer's official retirement.

There are plenty of free agent options on the blueline yet for the Red Wings, with Danny Markov, Brian Rafalski and Brad Stuart and others highlighting the group.

Earlier this week Rafalski, who played for New Jersey last season, expressed an interest in playing for a "Midwest" NHL team. Rafalski is a metro Detroit native.

Schneider enjoyed two of the best seasons of his NHL career in Detroit and finished with 11 goals and 41 assists last season and was having a strong playoff run before breaking his wrist in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the San Jose Sharks.


Thursday, June 21, 2007

Lang Out for the Wings.

From the Detroit Free Press:


Red Wings general manager Ken Holland has a full lineup of agent meetings scheduled over the coming two days in an attempt to lock up most of his free agents before the market opens.
One player who will not be asked back, though, is center Robert Lang.


"I've contacted Petr Svoboda and told him we will not be offering a contract to Robert Lang," Holland said Wednesday.


This isn't much of a surprise. Lang, who entered the 2007 playoffs as the team's leading scorer during the previous two playoff runs, had just two goals and eight points in 18 games this spring. His ice time hovered around 15 minutes -- low for a player considered a top-six forward -- and there was tension between Lang and coach Mike Babcock.




Before the NHL draft begins with Friday night's first round, Holland plans to meet with the agents for Dominik Hasek, Mathieu Schneider and Danny Markov. All three are eligible to become unrestricted free agents July 1.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Hasek will Return.


Dominik Hasek has chosen to come back for a 16th season.

Old news, i know. Sorry.
He's unrestricted though. And only made like $750,000 last year. So he's gonna want more seeing how he took us to the confrence finals.
who knows what will happen. He might retire again and then change his mind next week and then want back in after we get someone like Ray Emery to come play for us. He's a jackass. I still love you CuJo.

2007 NHL Award Winners

Presidents' Trophy: Best Overall Record
Winner: Buffalo Sabres

Prince of Wales Trophy: Eastern Conference Champion
Winner: Ottawa Senators

Clarence S. Campbell Bowl: Western Conference Champion
Winner: Anaheim Ducks

Art Ross Trophy: Top Point Scorer in the NHL
Winner: Sidney Crosby - Pittsburgh Penguins

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy: Qualities of Perseverance and Sportsmanship
Winner: Phil Kessel - Boston Bruins

Calder Memorial Trophy: Rookie of the Year
Winner: Evgeni Malkin - Pittsburgh Penguins

Conn Smythe Trophy: Most Valuable Player in the Stanley Cup Playoffs
Winner: Scott Neidermayer - Anaheim Ducks

Frank J. Selke Trophy: Top Defensive Forward in the NHL
Winner: Rod Brind'Amour - Carolina Hurricanes

Hart Memorial Trophy: NHL Most Valuable Player
Winner: Sidney Crosby - Pittsburgh Penguins

Jack Adams Award: Coach of the Year
Winner: Alain Vigneault - Vancouver Canucks.

James Norris Memorial Trophy: Top Defenseman in the NHL
Winner: Nicklas Lidstrom - Detroit Red Wings

King Clancy Memorial Trophy: Leadership and Humanitarian Contribution
Winner: Saku Koivu - Montreal Canadiens

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy: Player who Displays Gentlemanly Conduct
Winner: Pavel Datsyuk - Detroit Red Wings

Lester B. Pearson Award: Most Outstanding Player as Selected by the NHLPA
Winner: Sidney Crosby - Pittsburgh Penguins

Lester Patrick Trophy: Outstanding Service to Hockey in the United States
Steve Yzerman, Gordon "Red" Berenson, Reed Larson, Glen Sonmor, Marcel Dionne

Maurice Richard Trophy: Top Goal Scorer in the NHL
Winner: Vincent LeClavalier - Tampa Bay Lightning

Vezina Trophy: Top Goalie in the NHL
Winner: Martin Brodeur - New Jersey Devils

William M. Jennings Trophy: Goalie(s) With the Fewest Goals Scored Against
Winners: Niklas Backstrom and Manny Fernandez - Minnesota Wild

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

"This Cup wasn't for Vladdie and Sergei, it was because of them."

10 Years ago, i sat in my apartment with my children. Fresh in my memory was Steve Yzerman hoisting the cup over his head in a crowd of red on Woodward Ave. It was estimated that 1 million people attended the 1997 Victory Parade in Detroit. It was still fresh in my memory mostly because it was my first Stanley Cup as well. I grew up watching the Tigers and occasionally, the Lions, but NEVER the Red Wings. My dad ruled the Television and until 1995, i was oblivious to the sport. I read in the paper about the sweep in the finals that year, but didn't watch. The next season, 1996, I didn't watch many games during the regular season. Seriously, only about 20 - tops. But I watched the playoffs. I witnessed Steve Yzerman's double overtime goal against the Blues. I witnessed the awful hit on Kris Draper via Claude Lemieux and the heartache that was losing to the Avalanche in the 3rd round after that fantastic season. And I remember not really knowing who "Brenden Shanahan" was when he suited up for game one of the 1996-97 season, but being excited none the less. I watched in delight that March when at 18:22 of the first period, the clock stopped as Darren McCarty beat the piss out of who we now know as the Turtle, and Short little Mike Vernon took out a Legend by the name of Roy. (Not Wah, but Roy - like Orbison) I was there for the playoffs, with my livingroom wall plastered with news paper articals and i jumped up and down and cheered loudly to the point of the upstairs neighbors pounding on their floor to get me to shut up as Darren McCarty scored what was the single prettiest goal i'd ever witnessed to give us our first Stanley Cup in 42 years. And I made sure the entire building knew by posting a flyer on the bulletin board in the lobby. It was a fantastic night.

But just 6 short days later, as i sat in my apartment with my children, i received a telephone call from my best friend in a panic to turn it onto PASS (Pass Sports - now known as Fox Sports Detroit). And the first thing i see is Steve Yzerman, walking hastily into a hospital. The headline saying that members of the Detroit Red Wings were in a car accident, and rushed to the hospital. This hosptial. "Who was it?" "Is he dead?" "How many were there?" I was going crazy with questions. They showed the limo. It was totaled. Later i find out that it was part of the Russian Five. 5 Russians on our team, 2 Defensemen and 3 forwards, all able to speak their own language on the ice, and thoroughly ruin the night of many-a-hockey player. Vladimir Konstantinov and Slava Fetisov, along with team masseur Sergei Mnatsakanov, were all injured in the limo when driver Richard Gnida, who's drivers licence had been suspended, "Blacked out" and crossed 3 lanes before jumping the curb and crashing into a now non existant tree and severely injuring both Konstantinov and Mnatsakanov. Fetisov was also injured, but not nearly as severe. With closed head injuries, Vladimir and Sergei endured months of comas and rehab only for us to come to the realization that both careers were over. The best Defenseman in the NHL had lost his ability to play. He would never be the same.

One year later, with Konstantinov and Mnatsakanov in the arena, and Fetisov on the ice, the Detroit Red Wings swept the Washington Capitals to win their second consecutive Stanley Cup. After Steve Yzerman hoisted it, and the Washington fans cheering, Vladimir Konstantinov was wheeled onto the ice, handed the Stanley Cup and as he held up one finger, signaling that Detroit was once again Number One, the team gathered around him for the team photo before any other player skated with the cup. Trainer John Wharton was summed up the entire night when he said: "This Cup wasn't for Vladdie and Sergei, it was because of them."

I Believed.




The Wings’ Vladimir Konstantinov celebrates the Red Wings’ Stanley Cup victory, the team’s second straight title, a year after he was severely injured in a limo accident that ended his career.




The Wings’ Vladimir Konstantinov wasn’t the only Red Wing injured in the infamous limo accident on June 13, 1997. Team massage therapist Sergei Mnatsakanov and defenseman Slava Fetisov were also hurt in the accident.



A well-wisher covers up with his coat against the rain as he checks out the items left by others near the site of the limo crash that injured Red Wings Slava Fetisov and Vladimir Konstantinov, and team massage therapist Sergei Mnatsakanov. This site is on the west side of Woodward at Redding. The crash site is in the background in the median.



Vladimir Konstantinov takes his turn with the Stanley Cup after the Wings swept the Philadelphia Flyers on June 6, 1997. It marked his final NHL game.



Red Wing Vyacheslav Kozlov has a picture of injured Wings player Vladimir Konstantinov, right, and masseur Sergei Mnatsakanov taped in his locker as shown here after a practice.




Vladimir Konstantinov kicks a ball around with his daughter Anastasia, 10, right, at their home in 1998. In the background are friends and neighbors

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Cheli & The Awards


The Red Wings re-signed 45-year-old defenseman Chris Chelios to a one-year contract Tuesday. By the end of next season, he'll be 46 years old and by the way he looked this season, especially toward the end, he'll continue to be a great Defenseman for our team. After Kronwall went down with a broken sacrum, Cheli stepped up his time on the ice and was fantastic in doing so. I'm glad he'll be back.

Also, we should know this week sometime if Hasek will be back. Knowing him, he'll "retire" again and want to come back after next season only to fuck up the goalie we get for next season ala Curtis Joseph. Emery and Giguere are both free agents this summer... And we in Detroit do need our goalies to fight... However - with Wah (Roy) no longer playing... i suppose it doesn't matter as much.

The Awards Ceremony is Thursday night on Versus. The Awards are:

Presidents' Trophy: Best Overall Record
Winner: Buffalo Sabres

Prince of Wales Trophy: Eastern Conference Champion
Winner: Ottawa Senators

Clarence S. Campbell Bowl: Western Conference Champion
Winner: Anaheim Ducks

Art Ross Trophy: Top Point Scorer in the NHL
Winner: Sidney Crosby

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy: Qualities of Perseverance and Sportsmanship
2006 Winner: Teemu Selanne - Anaheim Ducks

Calder Memorial Trophy: Rookie of the Year
Finalists: Evgeni Malkin - Penguins; Jordan Staal - Penguins; Paul Stastny - Avalanche.

Conn Smythe Trophy: Most Valuable Player in the Stanley Cup Playoffs
Winner: Scott Neidermayer

Frank J. Selke Trophy: Top Defensive Forward in the NHL
Finalists: Rod Brind'Amour - Hurricanes; Samuel Pahlsson - Ducks; Jay Pandolfo - Devils.

Hart Memorial Trophy: NHL Most Valuable Player
Finalists: Martin Brodeur - Devils; Sidney Crosby - Penguins; Roberto Luongo - Canucks.

Jack Adams Award: Coach of the Year
Finalists: Lindy Ruff - Sabres; Michel Therrien - Penguins; Alain Vigneault - Canucks.

James Norris Memorial Trophy: Top Defenseman in the NHL
Finalists: Nicklas Lidstrom - Red Wings; Scott Niedermayer - Ducks; Chris Pronger - Ducks.

King Clancy Memorial Trophy: Leadership and Humanitarian Contribution
2006 Winner: Olaf Kolzig - Washington Capitals

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy: Player who Displays Gentlemanly Conduct
Finalists: Pavel Datsyuk - Red Wings; Joe Sakic - Avalanche; Martin St. Louis - Lightning.

Lester B. Pearson Award: Most Outstanding Player as Selected by the NHLPA
Finalists: Sidney Crosby - Penguins; Vincent Lecavalier - Lightning; Roberto Luongo - Canucks.

Lester Patrick Trophy: Outstanding Service to Hockey in the United States
2006 Winners: Steve Yzerman, Gordon "Red" Berenson, Reed Larson, Glen Sonmor, Marcel Dionne

Maurice Richard Trophy: Top Goal Scorer in the NHL
Winner: Vincent LeClavalier - Tampa Bay Lightning

Vezina Trophy: Top Goalie in the NHL
Finalists: Martin Brodeur - Devils; Miikka Kiprusoff - Flames; Henrik Lundqvist - Rangers; Roberto Luongo - Canucks

William M. Jennings Trophy: Goalie(s) With the Fewest Goals Scored Against
Winners: Niklas Backstrom and Manny Fernandez - Minnesota Wild

Thursday, June 7, 2007

And the winner is....


The (Mighty) Ducks have won the Stanley Cup.
Excuse me while i sit over here and gag for a moment...

...

Okay.


The Ducks beat the Ottawa Senators in 5 games to win their first Stanley Cup. The Sens didn't seem to even show up, getting routed 6-2 in the clincher.
Chris Pronger was suspended for a second time in as many series for game 4 from a blow to the head of a Sen - not sure which, sorry.

Scott Neidermayer won the Con Smyth for Most Valuable Player. Remember, the last time they made the finals, back in 2003, Giguere won the Con Smyth for being the most underrated player in the playoffs.

I still hate Pronger - i didn't watch the end of the game, but i can only assume that that girl hoisted that beautiful trophy up and over his head like that rest of the team. Him touching the cup? I rank that up there with Pam Anderson's ass on it back in 02 when Kid Rock still thought she was hot. I am thankful though that he finally put some glasses on before she gave birth to his baby... Anyway - way off topic. Where was i? Oh yeah. I hate Chris Pronger.

I guess its good that the team that beat the Wings went and won the Cup. And Hurrah for the Neidermayers to win the Stanley Cup together and be able to share it with their mother, who has obviously not taught them any kind of independence, that neither of them could be seperated from thier brother without fear of bleeding to death. Weirdo's. They even share the same beard - short of mr. grey whiskers not found on the face of younger Rob. *Shiver* There is such a thing as TOO close, you guys.

So concludes another hockey season. Short of the awards next week, I'll update the happenings around my team - and the league if my give a shit permits. Until then, I bid Adieu...

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Round 3, Game 6 - Detroit 3, Anaheim 4

It all comes down to this.

I will update at intermissions, but there will be no live blog this game. It's too important to worry about who wins which face off, what time that goal might have been scored or who's going off for which (bullshit) penalty.

I want to watch... and I'll update at intermission.

I had the ducks picked in 6. I wish for anything to be wrong.

I already feel sick.

End of First Period.

Anaheim won the opening face off, and scored short handed just under 4 minutes in.

Detroit came out playing horribly, just as i suspected.

Each team has had 2 penalties. Holmstrom for tripping and Lidstrom for interference with under a minute left. So Anaheim will start the second with a power play. Great. *eye roll*

Marchant also got a tripping call. And the team received a too many men penalty, neither power play was scored on. By the Wings anyway. It was during Marchant's penalty that Rob Neidermayer scored the only goal of the game.

Shots are 14 - 7 for Anaheim.

Halfway:

Score is 2-0 Anaheim

We've gotten 3 shots on net this period. Can't score if we don't have shots. So i guess we won't be scoring.

It was a good Season. Thanks you guys, for 6 extra weeks of Hockey. I love you and I'll miss you. See you in October...

Shouldn't we get something for 3rd?

Okay, Ladies. Last Blog for the Red Wings for the season. I'm not going to continue to feel horrible while i tell you what's going on.

The Effs have beaten the Wings. Shots are 13 - 26. This one is over, as is the season.

See you in the finals. Go Ottawa!

Detroit did attempt a late game comeback, scoring 3 goals in the 3rd period, but it wasn't enough. Better things could have happend if the Effs had called some of the penalties at the end of the game - like with 32 seconds left and we have a guy getting dryhumped in front of the net so badly that he can't stand up... Ironically, that's the time when the ref's shouldn't be calling penalties... they should be allowing the game to be won or lost based on talent alone. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case in game 5, when the Effs gaveDatsyuk on a fluke interference penalty allowing the last 2 minutes of the game to be played with a 2 man advantage down low and score the tying goal in the final minute to take it to overtime. If your going to call them at the end of one game, you should at the end of all games.

To late now. I lothe the thought of Chris Pronger getting his name on the Stanley Cup... about as much as i Lothe Pamela Anderson in a picture with her ass on it. Slut. I hope she dies. Someone want to hit her in the chest with a hockey puck... oh wait, you might want to aim further up like her throat or face, because she's got some ginormus ugly fake breasts that the puck will either deflect off or be consumed by.

GO OTTAWA!!!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Live Blog - Round 3, Game 5 - Detroit 1, Anaheim 2

(Look at these beautiful swedes! Franzen, Kronwall, Lilja, Zetterberg, Samuelsson, Lidstrom & Holmstrom. This could make for a great dream)

Gameday, Boys. We're back home. We're good at home. We've been tied at 2 before... And won.

Chris Pronger: "he's quite a bit shorter than me. It's just law of physics."

Are you kidding me? Then lower your elbows, you fuckface.

Tomas Holmstrom: "You've seen him do that before, so I'm not surprised he did it again."

Dominik Hasek: "If he said anything like that, it's a shame because it was a clear hit to Tomas' head. Pronger, he knew exactly what he was doing."

When asked Saturday about comments he made on Friday about the officiating, the reason he was suspended and the hit on Homer, his response was, "I'm not going to rehash what was said long ago. I need to focus on the game and not worry about what you guys want or don't want me to say."

Chris Pronger is a jackass. He knows as much about physics as he does about time. Yesterday was entirely TOO long ago to talk about today. Moron. Someone needs to skate him in the groin and say "It's physics. I'm quite abit shorter than that idiot."

Gametime - 2 Hours.

Gametime!

20:00 - Opening Face Off controlled by Detroit

19:30 - Offsides on Anaheim
FO - Anaheim

18:36 - Into mesh behind Hasek
FO - Anaheim

"Skiddered"

17:47 - Lebda gets a holding - Anaheim gets away with too many men - bullshit.
FO - Anaheim

17:34 - Save Hasek
FO - Anaheim

17:07 - Netting behind Hasek
FO - Anaheim

16:15 - Into Detroit bench off an EFF
FO - Detroit

15:03 Giguere covers a wild puck
FO - Detroit

14:48 - Into mesh again
FO - Missed it - had to use the potty

didn't seem to miss much though

10:01 i think... Offsides on Detroit
COMMERCIAL

My laptop died and i lost a bunch of info. Son of a bitch!

FO - Detroit

3:59 - Offsides on Detroit
FO - Anaheim

3:33 Save Hasek & Fights ensue
Crowd seems happy during replays. Perry Draper May Kopecky... whos all going? Ooh, all of them but May. Anaheim gets a power play.
FO - Detroit

Pronger - BOOOooo...!!!
Beautiful Penalty Kill!

Chelios lays out Moen near the benches. WOOT!

1:06 Franzen gets a hooking penalty. Bleck!
FO - Anaheim

7.9 Anaheim goes offsides
FO - Anaheim

Detroit with another nice penalty kill. Well, 1:06 of it. .54 seconds left in the Power Play to start the second.
First Period is over.
Shots are 11 - 8 for Anaheim.

SECOND PERIOD
20:00 Face off controlled by: Anaheim

Actually, Detroit has the advantage in shots.. Not the Ducks.

19:50 - Offisides Anaheim
FO - Anaheim

power play over

Samuelsson wiffs on the puck

18:06 Hasek makes a save and is run into afterwards
FO - Detroit

Bertuzzi needs more time to learn to be a Red Wing

16:47 - Stop in play
Fo - Anaheim

Anaheim seems able to do what ever they want...

13:47 SCORE! LILJA! Announcers were speechless. They had no idea he'd scored.
FO - Missed it.

12:something - Save by Giguere
FO - Detroit

12:04 Detroit Power Play - Marchant for Holding
FO - Anaheim

10:43 Save Giguere.
FO - I missed it cuz i was putting Visine into my hubby's eye cuz he poked it yesterday with a stick. Or - it got poked...

PP was kinda shitty :(

9:53 Power Play Detroit. - Delay of Game on the Ducks
FO - Anaheim

8:16 Hasek was really smart to read the play and come way out to play the puck to give the wings the odd man rush but the puck goes over Giguere and hits the net.
FO Detroit

Bertuzzi doesn't want to shoot.

The power play was a lot better, but no conversion.

Shots are 20 - 10 for Detroit

6:25 Save Giguere after Franzen is leveled behind the net
FO - Anaheim

5:44 Penalty on Pronger for Holding.
COMMERCIAL
FO - Anaheim

4:20 Detroit gets a 35 second 2 man advantage. Tripping on ODonald.
FO - Detroit

2 man is over - no conversion

3:44 - Save Giguere
FO - Screwed up by Bertuzzi

2:49 Save Giguere
FO - Detroit, but not cleanly as it goes out of the zone

PP over

2:14 Save Giguere
FO - Anaheim

1:48 Held too long by Hasek
FO - Anaheim

Lilja seems hurt after blocking a Pronger shot.

46.4 Icing on Ducks
Pronger is delaying the face off becuase he can't change.
FO - Anaheim

Second Period over. Detroit 1, Anaheim 0 after 2. Shots 26 to 11 in favor of Detroit

THIRD PERIOD

20:00 FO controlled by Detroit (i think)

18:43 Offsides on Anaheim
FO - Detroit

Ducks playing with a vengence to start this period. Detroit couldn't get it out of the zone.

18:15 - Offsides Detroit
FO - Anaheim - Pronger booed

16:08 Detroit gets a penalty. Lilja Phantom call.
FO - Anaheim

15:28 - Franzen tripped up and Pronger goes to the box. 4 on 4 for 1:20
FO - Anaheim but it goes way down deep

Still - "Good Defensive Play" = No call for holding.

Detroit with a 40 second power play.

Power Play over. Than you for changing camera's. We couldn't see shit.

12:55 - Offsides on Anaheim
COMMERCIAL
FO - Detroit?

12:30 Maltby wants a charging, but not getting it. Draper crushes Perry.
FO - Detroit

Did you see Quincey go flying? Holy fuck.

10:35 - Offsides
FO - Detroit

9:01 It hits the post behind Giguere - EFF!

Steve has a nervous breakdown every time Hasek leaves the net. It IS always an adventure.

a little more than 7 left in the third.

6:57 - Icing on detroit
COMMERCIAL - That one from last game i told you... icewater to cold for the guy. He won't make it in the NHL
FO - Anaheim

6:38 Into Detroit bench.
FO - Anaheim

5:44 i think - Save Giguere
COMMERCIAL - The Dodge Fantasticar.
FO - Detroit

5:15 - Anaheim gets away with another too many men
FO - Detroit

4:19 Penalty to the Ducks - for Holding. Mot-something.
FO - Anaheim

3:29 - Offsides Detroit as there's a hurt Duck. He may have sprained his wing.
FO - Anaheim

about 2 and a half left. Detroit 1, Anaheim 0 Still. 2 minutes left.

1:47 - Datsyuk is getting a Penalty. Finish the game with a 2 man advantage due to them pulling the goalie.

maybe we'll get a empty net?

FUUUUUUUUUUCK!

FO - Detroit

47.3 - Neidermayer ties it.

God Dammit.
FUUUUUCK!

FO - Anaheim

Going to fucking overtime. Jesus H. Christ. A post and the outside of an empty net.

Thank you Brett Hull. Detroit Wins because we "Deserve" to win. Let's go with it.

OVERTIME
20:00 - Face Off controlled by Detroit

19:49 - Icing already by Detroit
FO - Anaheim

I hate overtime. I hate Playoff overtime more than i've ever hated a shootout in my life.
And let me tell ya, i pretty much despise shootouts. We're better than a loss in this game. I knew they'd score on that final power play, But like Hull said, we deserve to win. However, controlling the puck in the offensive zone would be awesome.

4 gone in Overtime

14:57 - Save by Hasek.
FO - Getzlaf won but not controlled by them.

13:43 - Icing on the Ducks
FO - Detroit

12:41 - Giguere saves after a detroit odd man. Zetterberg lands on his ass. Homer couldn't get both hands on his stick to get to the open net.
FO - Anaheim

12:07 - Detroit Power Play... COOOME OOOON!!!!
COME ON AND SCORE!!!
Fo - Detroit

11:41 - Save Giguere
FO - Detroit

10:51 - Off the mesh
FO - Anaheim

40 left in the power play.

20 left

And the PP is done. No good

9:00 Held by Hasek.
Someone want to high stick the announcer guy between the benches?
FO - Anaheim

8:53 - Save by Hasek after Homer made himself look stupid going down.
FO - Anaheim

salanne scored wings lose

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Live Blog - Round 3, Game 4 - Detroit 3, Anaheim 5

Chris Pronger will not be playing this evenings game, due to a suspension for "finishing his check"

And by that, he obviously means - by the look at the picture to the left - following through by holding him to the boards all the way to the ice... Neidermayer has finished his check into Holmstrom and has his mind on the puck again. Pronger, however, still has his focus on our guy and is making sure he goes down.

Either way, Pronger is out and we're going to have to keep on our toes tonight. Teams tend to play better when they are missing a player.

Gametime in 105 minutes.
Gametime!!

FIRST PERIOD

20:00 - Opening face off controlled by Anaheim

18:23 - Perry scores for the Ducks after Bertuzzi gives it away. 1-0 Ducks
FO - Anaheim

17:54 - Into netting behind Hasek
FO - Detroit

16:31 - SCORE - Detroit!!! Dan Cleary! 1-1
FO - Anaheim

12:17 Shots 6 - 4 Wings - Stop in play
COMMERCIAL
FO - Detroit

11:32 - Icing on Anaheim
FO - Detroit

11:29 - Save by Giguere immediately after the face off won by Detroit
FO - Detroit again

11:18 - Giguere has to hang onto the puck again. Detroit is playing well
FO - Detroit :)

Bertuzzi can get the puck TO the net, just not in it.

10:50 - Giguere makes another save just outside the post.
FO - Anaheim - and they finally get it out of their zone

9:41 - Detroit is getting a too many men. Even though those who were changing weren't playing the puck. Refs are dumb effers. They aren't Refs. They're EFFS!
COMMERCIAL
FO - Anaheim

8:14 - Anaheim scores on a weird bounce off a deflection. 2-1 Anaheim
FO - Detroit

First goal Detroit has let in on a penalty kill in 6 games. First Goal by Anaheim on a pp this series.

6:45 - Held by Giguere as Quincey is going into the dressingroom.
FO - Anaheim

6:09 - Penalty on Datsyuk for tripping.
FO - Missed it - not sure they showed it.

5:07 a Duck went offsides
FO - Detroit

4:13 - Held by Giguere with .4 left on the penalty to Datsyuk.
FO - Anaheim

3:36 - Offsides on a duck again. Ducks can't see the blueline?
COMMERCIAL
FO - Detroit

3:12 - Held by Hasek
FO - Anaheim

2:33 - Held by Giguere
Missed it

1:29 - A bad bounce in front of Hasek allows Selanne to score over Hasek's shoulder
How is it that the games i worry about we win, easily i might add, and those i'm not worried about, we tend to have our asses handed to us. 3-1 Anaheim
FO - Detroit

1:07 - Stop in play near the bench, didn't see why
FO - Detroit

Hasek needs to stop venturing from the fucking net. Every Red Wings fan pisses themselves just a tiny bit every time.
Detroit gets no power plays in the first, although they should have had at least 2 for interferance

7.3 - Giguere has to make a quick save.
FO - Missed it.

Shots are like 15 - 8 for Detroit - we're actually outshooting. But Its back to that Shoot everything game and nothing goes by. I hate that!

SECOND PERIOD
Quincey is back

20:00 - FO controlled by Anaheim

19:11 Penalty on Scott Neidermayer for Tripping Samuelsson. Dirty Tripper!
FO - Anaheim :(

17:57 - Penalty on ODonnell.. Donald.. The Ducks. 2 man Advantage for 47 second
FO - Detroit

Lidstrom Disgustingly made a save at the blueline to keep it in the zone.
2 man advantage is over and it was taken out of the zone. Didn't see who but someone closed his hand on it at center and it wasn't called.
20 left in the second penalty.

Bertuzzi kinda sucks. Penalty over and 2 of our guys get Hammered at the crease with no calls.

15:45 - Giguere saved it.
FO - Detroit

Is Luigi Mario at a Ducks game?

14:29 - Save hasek
FO - Anaheim

Yes, Mario's last name is Mario. Its Mario Mario and Luigi Mario. And Luigi is at the game.

13:46 Detroit will get a power play after the
COMMERCIAL
FO - Anaheim but held in by Detroit... ya know, for a second.

13:13 Into bench
FO - Anaheim

12:12 Todd Bertuzzi SCORES! (did i say he sucks? i must have been lying) 3-2 Anaheim
FO - Detroit-ish

11:47 - No penalty to Detroit as the puck was actually deflected over the glass.
FO - Anaheim

11:10 - The Ducks on teh Bench feel that they need to "Help along" with whatever is going on with Cleary on the ice. PUNCH HIM CLEARY! IN HIS BRUISED EYE! (just don't get punched in your bruised eye)
Dan Cleary goes to the Bin for 4? .. along with Robby Neidermayer for 2. Did you see that cock sucker on the bench try to fight? BITCH! I'll FUCKING CUT YOU! Anaheim is on the PP.
FO - Anaheim

10:23 - Up into Mesh behind Hasek
FO - Detroit i guess.

9:30 No penalty to Detroit again as it hit the glass before it went over.
YOU SHUT UP YOU DUMB DUCK!! IT HIT THE GLASS!
FO - Anaheim.

10 left in the PP to Anaheim

We're at a commercial
8:02 - Hasek... um... there was a stop
Talking with Mr. Yzerman.
FO - Anaheim
Save by Hasek but he kept it in play.

Oh, um
6:4something - a stop
FO - Anaheim

I should pay attention...

Wilma Flintstone was named one of Maxim Magazines Hot Moms in Hollywood. Hence me being unfocused

5:45 - Played by a high stick
COMMERCIAL
Draper is a -1 and only 33% on the Face offs... that upsets me.
FO - Detroit

5:29 - Saved & Held by Giguere
FO - Detroit

4:44 Hooking to Anaheim. A duck can't control his stick. Actually, Lebda can't skate. But.. ya know, whatever..
FO - Detroit

4:24 - DETROIT SCORES!!! MWAHAHAHAHA!! WTG LEBDA! I never seen a goalie get so lost before. Cleary
FO - Detroit i think, maybe not...

3:57 - The refs seem to want to make up for the call on the Ducks... so they call Samuelsson for Interferance.
FO - Anaheim and Detroit.. Detroit cleared it out

3:02 Giguere makes a semi-decent save on Filppula on a break away. A sub-standard save...
FO Detroit

1:26 Offsides Anaheim Shots are 29-13 for Detroit and the fans thing Giguere is a Saint. I think the Announcers too do.
FO - Detroit

1:10 - Make that 30 Shots for Detroit. Giguere won't get out of the way.
FO - Detroit

Detroit gets hooked but no call is made.

22.1 Penalty to.. .someone. Corey Perry for Interference. Heee. I love it. Unless we score in 22 seconds, we'll have pretty ice and a man advantage to start the 3rd
FO - Detroit

And we won't (Score) 1:38 of PP to start the third. WOOT. Shots in the period was 16-6. We rock!

INTERMISSION

20:00 - Won by Anaheim

19:50 something - Rob Neidermayer gets a crosschecking and Detroit gets a lengthy 5 on 3
FO - I don'tknow

We did not convert on that. Shit!

16:58 - Into ducks bench.
FO - Detroit

15:37 - Cleary gets a penalty for tripping.
FO - Detroit

14:36 - Anaheim scores. Steve goes back to bed. 4 - 3 Anaheim
FO - Anaheim

is "skiddered" a word?

There was a stop, a commercial and a face off that i missed... i was on the phone.

we're now at 11:00

10:34 - Offsides Ducks
FO - Anaheim

10:15 - Into mesh.
FO - Anaheim

I hate this "Detroit gets a run in on Giguere, its taken back out. Repeat" thing going on.
We're at commercial again.. that "you wouldn't make it in the NHL" where the guy won't get into the cold tub.

8:20 - giguere made another save - then we went to commercial
FO - Anaheim

Definition: Defended Well = Interfered with and no penalty was called.

7:34 - Icing on the Ducks. Ducks up by 1
FO - I don't know, but Lebda went back for it.

7:05 - Getzlaf's shot hits the post then into net.
FO - Anaheim but not cleanly.

6:25 left

6:10 - Iced by a duck. Duck icing. Yeah
FO - Detroit

What we know: "Skiddered" is not a word. But it IS what happens when the puck goes through the crease, just outside the goal line, but not in. Detroit has 3 skiddered shots this game.

4 Left in the final period.

3 left

one shot and out to center - one shot and out to center - one shot and out to center... I see a pattern.

just over 2 left

I have to go to the bathroom.

2 left

1 1/2 left

hasek with some saves but leaves

net empty and Scott Neidermayer scores on it. 5-3 Ducks win. there is 1:08 Left. and i think a choked octopus is on the ice.

Detroit once scored 2 goals in the closing 42 seconds against the Blackhawks. Granted, i think it was in January... and the Hawks... not the playoffs.

17.6 - we get penalties. i think one a side. Detroit with a Time Out. Zetterberg & Pahlsson are in the box...boxes.

What else we know. Fat chicks can't dance. And there are more Octopi on the ice.

8.2 and Giguere with a save.

that's game, ladies. Series tied at 2. (this has happend before, remember. No worries here.... right? Don't I have the Ducks in 6? I'm not a good fan. I will go pout in a corner now.)

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Live Blog - Round 3, Game 3 - Detroit 5, Anaheim 0


(maybe this is a picture of Kris Draper - my favorite player - discussing his horrible game 2. He was 38% on face offs and a -4 for the game)

Calder = Out
Kopecky = In

Tomas Kopecky - out since December - Will be playing tonight in place of Kyle Calder. We gotta pull this out of our asses, boys.


FIRST PERIOD

20:00 Opening Face off Controlled by Anaheim

19:33 Scott Neidermayer bowls over Giguere after he makes a save on Zetterberg
FO - Detroit

18:15 Save by Hasek, but he was smacked at afterwards
FO - Anaheim

17:17 Sprawling save by Hasek
FO - Anaheim

16:10 or something - I don't know why
FO - Detroit

15:12 Save again by Hasek... jesus. Either giguere keeps the play going or we got no shots on net.
FO - Detroit


KOPECKY PLAYING!


Penalty on Detroit Kopecky. I was too excited to see him but it was a bullshit call.
FO - Anaheim

13:06 Save hasek
FO - Missed it because my kid decided sleep was not an option at bedtime, but movies were.

12:18 - Hand Pass
COMMERCIAL
FO - Anaheim

Detroit - NO offense

11:17 - Spoke too soon? Giguere makes a save
FO - Missed it trying to rewrite my blog that i lost

9:06 - Offsides maybe?
COMMERCIAL
FO - Detroit-ish

They keep kicking Detroit...

8:51 SCORE!!! FRANZEN!! From Samuelsson! Our first 5 on 5 goal this series
FO - Anaheim

Anyway - they keep kicking Detroit out of the Face offs, and then barely letting the new guy set up before they drop the puck. We aren't allowed to be early, but its fine if we're really late.

6:52 - they stopped for some reason
FO - Detroit?

6:37 - Detroit for Delay on Kopecky again. The puck was deflected though, it looked. It was an odd bouncy pucky type thing.
FO -Draper for Detroit

That was funny - They kicked Anaheim out of the FO then gave them PLENTY of time before it was dropped. Also funny, Draper - 3 games (this series) and 8 PIMS; Kopecky - 1 game since December and 4 PIM

5:48 Offsides on Detroit
FO - Datsyuk for Detroit

Penalty over

I've gotta let my doggy in with 4:10 left in the period

4:03 - Before I left, i saw Hasek make a save. Don't know what happend after that other than
COMMERCIAL
FO - Anaheim? It wasn't back from Clement yet.

I didn't miss anything.

3:39 - High Sticked down
FO - (anaheim kicked out) DETROIT

3:22 - Deflected up into net
FO - Anahiem

3:16 Shot by anaheim off the face off saved by Hasek and held
FO - Anaheim

3:13 - Off the face off, Anaheim gets a penalty
DETROIT ON POWER PLAY!
FO - Anaheim controls

Anaheim is doing better on this penalty than we are

1:57 - .44 left in the PP - Deflected into net
FO - Detroit

1:23 - for 11 seconds we'll have a 2 man advantage as Pronger goes in for hooking
FO - in offensive zone won by Detroit

1:13 - Out of play when Detroit effed up their 2 man advantage.
FO - Detroit

1:04 - Stop in play
FO - Detroit

53.7 - Offsides by Detroit on the man advantage
FO - Detroit

42.9 PP GOAL HOLMSTROM!!!! WOOOOOT!
I almost mentioned having a 30 second or so power play to start the second,but nope
FO - Detroit

First Period is over. Shots are 11 - 7 i think... Score Detroit 2, Anaheim 0
SECOND PERIOD
20:00 FO controlled by Detroit

19:47 - Save by Giguere
FO - Anaheim

16:43 - SCORE BERTUZZI! (Found Him)
WE CHASED GIGUERE!!!! WOOOT!!! I can't spell this guys name!
FO - Detroit

(Bryzgalov... i can do this)

16:26 SCOOOORE!! BRYZGALOV SUCKS!! HOLMSTROM!!
FO - Detroit

16:08 - Penalty on Anaheim - S. Neidermayer for hooking (again)
FO - Detroit

15:19 - Offsides Detroit
FO - Anaheim (how's cleary's ankle doing?)

14:00 - Stop.... um... Icing?
FO - Anaheim

Anaheim is playing harder

(i have to potty - need a commercial break)


12:50 - Offsides
COMMERCIAL (just like i wanted)
I hear Anaheim might have a too many men?
Yes, They did. WOOT DETROIT POWER PLAY~
FO - Anaheim

10:21 - Penalty on the Ducks.. ? Jesus. Getzlaf (I hate him)
FO - Detroit

9:43 Held by Bryzgalov
FO - Anaheim


8:19 Rob Neidermayer hit Holmstrom. He's been kicked out of the game. Homer's cut and bleeding and laying on his back. Pronger should go too. Holmstrom has 2 goals tonight. Detroit should be getting a nice 5 minute free for all. Please let Homer be okay and play the next game. No concussion. No concussion. No concussion!
Oh, we're at commercial
FO - Detroit

Holmstom was helped off the ice.
Pronger should be gone too. Pronger should get suspended.

7:23 - Into mesh. 4:03 left in 5 minutes
FO - Anaheim

Now, they're trying to take out Chelios. I hate Anaheim.

6:33 Caught in a change, Phallson tries to score. 3:14 left in PP
FO - Anaheim

Why do the linesman get to tell the players exactly where to put their feet?

6:16 - Puck in mesh behind Bryzgalov
FO - No one, they whistled immediately.
FO - Anaheim

Can't seem to keep the puck in the zone.

And taken back out

5:10 - Save Bryzgalov
FO - Detroit

4:25 - Hasek makes a save off his helmet and into his glove... um... its OUR PP guys.
FO - Detroit

3:04 Pronger gets a roughing call!! !HAHAH Power Play Detroit just seconds after the last one ended!
COMMERCIAL
FO - I'll say Detroit since Clement took to long again.

1:22 Lang's shot held by Bryzgalov
FO - Ooh, i don't know...

56.3 - Detroit Offsides
FO - Detroit

24.6 - Played by High Stick by Anaheim
FO - Detroit at Center

3.3 - Offsides Detroit
FO - Anaheim and the period is over.

Hasek is bitching a lot at the refs & linesman. Draper goes and shuts him up.

No penalties in the second. go Wings!
How is Homer? Getting your head between Prongers elbow, R. Neidermayer's forearm and the glass cannot feel too well. Pronger should be out too. They should check it. Pronger should go. PRONGER SHOULD GO. I HATE HIM. HIT HIM IN THE CHEST WITH THE PUCK AND HE'LL GO DOWN!


Homer has a lump. :(

Boston Legal will feature the Stanley Cup!

HOLY FUCK - HOMER IS PLAYING!!!!

He got 2 seperate cuts and stitches, but he's back.

THIRD PERIOD

20:00 FO - Detroit

19:34 - Stop in play for... soemthing
FO - Detroit

15:59 Saved by Bryzgalov
FO - Detroit

14:17 - Save again by the Ducks
FO - Anaheim

13:17 Penalty on the Ducks HAHA!
COMMERCIAL
FO - Anaheim

12:45 Offsides on a duck
FO - Anaheim

12:02 Offsides Detroit
FO - Anaheim again

9:35 - Held by Hasek
COMMERCIAL
FO - Detroit

9:02 SCORE! FILPPULA! From Holmstrom! Homer will have #1 Star on NHL.COM tonight!
FO - Ducks

8:40 - Slashing to Lilja. I say its a bad call. First penalty we've gotten since the first period.
FO - Detroit...ish?

Trouble scoring even strength? Poinit it out. We'll remedy it for you.

7:09 - Save by Hasek
FO - Anaheim, but they let it go all the way down to Bryzgalov

6:53 - a duck was offsides
FO - Detroit

Before today, Detroit didn't have a 5 on 5 goal. today, they have 4 of their 5 even.

6:16 - Save Hasek again.
FO - A duck wins faceoffs

Hasek will have #2 Star on NHL.com

COMMERCIAL
4:56 - Detroit gets another Power Play!
FO - Anaheim

John Cusack (Say Anything, Being John Malkovich) goes to hockey games!

3:33 - Stop in play - puck under players
FO - Detroit

2:59 - Pahlsson is trying to fight Samuelsson and they'll both go sit down for 2
FO - Anaheim

2:32 - Save Hasek
FO - Anaheim

2:24 - Save again Hasek
FO - Detroit

2:07 - Into bench. Sloooow game
FO Detroit

Last minute of play

45.5 - Held by Bryzgalov
Fo Anaheim
7.7 Getzlaf gets a Maltby stick to the face. Bleeds and goes to the lockerroom for a tampon
FO - Detroit




Game oVer ladies. Wings get a pretty PRETTY SHUTOUT!

Wings up 2-1 in the series.

Giguere seen waddling to the lockerroom.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Live Blog - Round 3, Game 2 - Detroit 3, Anaheim 4


Welcome again, Ladies & Gentleman. Please sit and enjoy game 2 of the Western Confrence Finals.

Looks like the Wings are counting a lot on Homer to screen pucks from Giguere. At the same time, the Ducks will be counting on former St. Louis foe, Chris Pronger to not get it in the chest with the puck and lose conscienceness. Good Luck.

Game 2 of the Western Confrence Finals up next.

Game On, bitches!
Laptop = Bitch. I shall do my best.

20:00 - Opening Face Off controlled by Detroit

19:37 - PEnalty on Marchant for tripping - Asshole
FO - Ducks

ANaheim out for blood early

Hasek makes an UNBELIEVEABLE sace at 18:00

Anaheim is getting the puck off their sticks quick and hard

15:48 - Up into netting
FO - ANaheim

14:56 - Hand pass
FO - Detroit

14:45 Maltby moves into ducks bench


14:37 - Icing on Ducks
FO - Detroit

13:29 Draper Draws one
COMMERCIAL
FO - MIssed it

11:55 Deflected behind Giguere
FO - Detroit

11:50 Save Giguere
FO - Detroit

Schneider interview says he'll not need surgery.

10:16 Icing on Detroit
FO - Detroit

10:10 Offisides Anaheim
FO - ANahiem

PUck spending lots of time in our zone

7:55 Save Giguere
Little scrum - maybe penalties
FO Anaheim

4 on 4 Roughing vs Cross Checking

at 6:03 a giveaawy found the post behind Hasek

5:40 - Icing on ANaheim
COMMERCIAL
FO - Anaheim

5:04 Draper gets a penalty for Tripping.
FO - Anaheim

Franzen has no stick!

3:11 Anaheim ices it
FO - Detroit, but it's missplayed at it goes all the way down...

Which causes:

2:57 - Anaheim scores with .01 left in the PP.
Eff!
FO - Detroit

Not a PP goal they say.

We cannot seem to hold it in the Ducks zone. Not even close to the zone. Detroit seems to be laying back at the end of the period with just 1:00 left.

18.8 Way offsides on Detroit
FO - Detroit

First Period ends. Ducks leading in shots 11-6. I knew they'd do that. We gotta come out HARD in the second!

SECOND PERIOD:
20:00 - FO controlled by Anaheim

19:34 - Into mesh on Anaheim
FO - Anaheim

19:10 - INto mesh by Ducks again!
FO -Detroit

They've pretty much taken away the reason for needing Homer.

17:19 - Mesh on Detroit
FO - Anaheim

17:14 into bench
FO Detroit

16:59 Into Mesh
FO - ANaheim

15:53 Detroit actually takes a shot on net - but it was saved.
FO Anaheim

15:42: Hasek comes thru! 2 on 1 and he makes a pretty save.
FO - Detroit

15:10 Penalty on Anaheim
FO - Anaheim

"We" are on a pp as they just had a chance to score. "WE" kinda suck on PP today. WE can't pass it for our lives. Detroit is getitng booed-ish.

We only have 2 shots half way thru the second... good news, so do they.

10:56 Offsides on Anaheim
FO - Anaheim but not cleanly

Crowd showing up.

10:20 Penalty on Lilja for roughing
FO - Anaheim

9:26 - SCORE SHORT HANDED! MALTBY AFTER TONS OF PRESSURE!
FO - i no idea.

8:20 Was it a goal? Nothing from the refs but the ducks say yes. Oh shit, that's a goal. Damn. Okay, announce it already, stupid. Thank you 2-1 Them.
FO - ?

7:33 Cleary gets a cross checking penalty
COMMERCIAL
FO - ANaheim

Detroit kills it off

5:05 Penalty on Rob Neidermayer
FO - Detroit

3:53 SCORE! LIDSTROM! PP! WOOT!
FO - Detroit

3:00 ANother pp for Anaheim Jesus H Christ
FO - Detroit

50.8 Pronger gets a penalty for Impeeding upon Lebda's progress.
FO - Detroit

26.6 Offsides Detroit with a disagreement to follow.
Getzlaf is a bitch
Odonell gets 2 minutes
5 on 3 for at the final 26.6 of the period... Unless...
FO - Detroit

SEcond period over. Detroit gets 5 on 3 for 1:09 of the 3rd.


THIRD PERIOD

20:00 FO -- Anaheim

18:57 SCORE DATSYUK!! 5 ON 3! 3-2 Detroit!
Still on the PP
FO - Detroit

full strength

I kinda dislike Getzlaf. There's always someone.

15:36 Hung on by Giguere
FO - ?

15:00 Hasek again
FO - Anaheim.

Come on Hasek. That might be a goal. No, i think the refs whistled it first. They are reviewing.
What do you mean the "Whistle isn't reviewable" if hte fucking ref whistled, then the fucking puck is dead and they can't score after that. Fucknuts.

FUCK YOU!!!!

Thats bullshit!

You cheating bastards.
FO - ?

14:35 - Held by Giguere
FO - Detroit

13:59 - Held again Giguere
COMMERCIAL
FO - Anaheim

We're playing shitty again

13:32 Save Hasek
FO ?

They might wana check that.. They could give them another goal, ya know.

12:18 Offsides Ducks
Booing...
FO - Anaheim

12:03 Hasek Saves? Is it reviewable? Perfect chance to give it to em.... No? Oh well.
FO - Detroit.

11:53 Penalty on Anaheim
FO - ?

10:03. Held by Giguere
FO - ANaheim


PP over

9:44 - out of play
COMMERCIAL
FO - Detroit


Draper is adorable. Sent 17 dozen roses to the players wives today because they were too busy for mothers day.

7:48 Icing on Detroit
FO - Detroit

7:25 - Again on Detroit
FO - Detroit

7:Something - Save Hasek
FO - Detroit

5:47 Offsides, maybe?
COMMERCIAL
FO Detroit

4:33 Coverd by Hasek
FO Anaheim
.48 Hasek save
FO Anaheim

.02 icing on detroit
CHanged to 2.4
FO ?

End of regulation

OVERTIME

20:00 - FO - Anaheim

4 on 4 to start.

18:49 Out behind Giguere
FO - Anaheim

Outstanding chances for both teams

17:55 Out again
Fo - Detroit

16:22 Icing on Anaheim
FO - Detroit

14:05 Save by Hasek. Lots of good chances for Detroit.
FO - We'll say Anaheim

13:28 - Hasek save on Filppula...?
FO - Detroit

13:09 offsides - Detroit...grr
FO - Anaheim

12:51 Offsides Ducks
FO - Anaheim

11:10 - Out on Detroit - Penalty for Delay FUCK!
FO - Anaheim

I'm scared. they'll score I'm good at calling it. I want to be wrong.

10:22 - that shoulda been offsides? Either way, Hasek made a save on the Not offsides.
FO - Detroit

10:12 Handpass by A duck. ducks have hands?
Time out by the Ducks ( i still think they'll score on the pp - and i hate it)
FO - Detroit

(I hate getzlaf)

9:06 - Into Mesh behind Giguere. No goal on that PP. Yay!
FO - Detroit

I'm glad i was wrong on that. I hate "the feeling"

8:06 Offsides on a Duck
FO - Detroit

7:22 - Held by Giguere
FO - Anaheim

Aww.. did you see Filppula's tiny whiskers? Not quite the "playoff beard" he'd like.

7:14 A duck went offsides
FO - Anaheim

6:04 Into net on a duck
FO - Anaheim

5:43 - Anaheim scored.
Game over. 1-1

Friday, May 11, 2007

Live Blog - Round 3, Game 1 - Detroit 2, Anaheim 1

Schneider is out with his broken wrist
Lebda i dont' think is 100%
Kronwall with his broken Sacrum


Our Defense is going to be lovely.


Chris Pronger used the term "Take away time and space" Loser
I'm nervous about this game. We need to shoot a lot and not take bad penalties. Our passes need to be clean. And we need to hit. You know they will.

I think Anaheim will win in 6. Ottawa in 5.

20:00 Opening FO controlled by Detroit

19:35 - Held by Hasek after Markov was knocked down.
FO - Detroit

at 18:00 the crowd is booing Pronger - Haha

17:40 Hand pass on Anaheim
FO - Detroit

Delayed penalty on the Ducks

16:24 - penalty on Anaheim for holding
FO - Detroit

16:16 SCORE! DETROIT! ZETTERBERG!! Just 8 seconds into the power play.
FO - Anaheim

15:56 Icing on Detroit
FO - Anaheim

14:57 - Penalty on Detroit Franzen for Holding
a horrible call
FO - Anaheim

14:32 - Penalty on Draper for holding
another sick call
1:34 of 2 men down
FO - Detroit

14:01 OFF the goalpost for Anaheim.

Cleared by Detroit for the second time

13:25 - Hasek has the puck.
FO - Detroit and cleared out.

First penalty is over

Power play is over and the puck is at center.

Anaheim gets a breakaway but they effed it up and theres a whistle
12:16- Stop by Hasek
COMMERCIAL
FO - Anaheim

11:57- Offsides Anaheim
FO - Detroit

9:26 - Penalty. It looks like on Draper
COMMERCIAL
Sorta - Draper and Huskins are in and we get 4 a side
FO - Anaheim

6:30 - Offsides
FO - Anaheim

5:48 - Icing
COMMERCIAL


FO - Anaheim


5:24 - Tremendous save by Giguere on Homer.
FO - Anaheim

"Its an adventure when Hasek leaves the net"
"i think he gets bored sometimes"

2:34 - Giguere makes another lovely save. Ick.
FO - Detroit

2:30 - Giguere with another one on the face off.
FO - Anaheim

Giguere's son Maxime was born with deformed eyes and Giguere missed the last 2 games of the Regular season.

1:39 - Save by Hasek, but the refs took 12 days to whistle. Jesus. Why don't you just let Teemu use his skates to cut off Hasek's right arm? Dipshits. It sounds like we might get a penalty out of this bullshit. Hasek even got punched in the face a couple of times. And Samuelsson is in the box. Officiating BLOWS!
FO - Detroit.

1:27 - Covered by Hasek
FO - Anaheim

58.7 Out of play onto the Detroit bench on a clear out by Lids.
FO - Anaheim

51.4 - Offsides on a bouncy puck on da Ducks.
FO - Detroit and sent all the way down

14.4 Pad stop and cover by Hasek. NIIICE!
FO - Detroit and all the way down - eventually.

First Period is over. 1-0 Detroit. Shots are 10 - 5 for the Ducks. Good Period. Hasek was lovely. Ducks'll have a short PP at the beginning of the second.

My laptop is, once again, being a cunt. So forgive if i have to stop posting at commercials.

SECOND PERIOD

20:00 Face off controlled by Detroit

PP over.

Lang made a good save to take the puck away and detroit takes it all the way down.

18:58 - Save by Giguere.
FO - Detroit

there is 73 officials in October.

17:53 - Save by Giguere on Filppula
FO - Detroit

17:14 Offsides on the Ducks
FO - Detroit

16:17 - Offsides on Detroit
FO - Detroit

Griffins get a shoutout. Woot!

15:37 - Save by Hasek. Markov's gotta Playoff Beard
FO - Detroit

Its NOT Atlanta.

14:34 - Tripping on Zetterberg. Meanwhile, Datsyuk got buttraped earlier in front of the ANAHEIM bench
FO - Detroit. and cleared down

14:18 Scott Neidermayer goes offsides.
FO - Detroit

Detroit likes to keep it out of their zone.

Killed off another Penalty. Woot!

11:41 - Up into netting.
COMMERCIAL
FO - Detroit

7:14 - Penalty on Anaheim Moen for Interfereance.
COMMERCIAL
FO - Detroit

Penalty was no good.

2:53 - Save by Hasek and Markov is fighting.
COMMERCIAL
FO - Anaheim
Markov & the other guy is off for fighting.

1:49 Chelios is down at center after a collision. Perry hit him in the back. Perry got hit in the face first by Haseks stick. Cheli looks okay
FO - Detroit

1:16 - Save Hasek.
FO - Detroit

1.9 - Icing on Detroit.
FO - Tied up.

End of the Second and CLeary is getting into a fight. And Cleary has a playoff beard.
There is no I in Teemu (taken from the Freep)

THIRD PERIOD BOYS. GET IT ON!

20:00 FO controlled by Ducks

Roughing and Draper are in the box. Draper makes it a new home.

18:37 another save by Giguere.
Missed the FO

18:25 - Score - Ducks. Tied at 1.
FO - Detroit

17:22 - Stop.. .not sure why. They seem to be oblivious on VS
FO - Detroit

16:54 - Offsides on Ducks
FO - Zetterberg was kicked out - Anaheim won it

15:49 - Offsides by Detroit and theres more fighting. Datsyuk got no lid.
Another 4 on 4
FO - Detroit.

15:14 - Detroit gets another penalty it'll be 4 on 3 now. Cleary for Tripping
FO - Anaheim

13:46 - Anaheim Penalty
the first 2 are over. So it'll be 4 on 4 for 32
FO - Anaheim (Its Anaheim, not San Jose. Didn't i have this problem last time?)

Ducks got away with a too many men. I hate that.

12:40 - held by Giguere.
FO - Missed it.

PP over.

11:38 - Giguere again.
COMMERCIAL
FO - Detroit

Vladdy is in da House! WOOT!

A couple of good chances by detroit.

Hasek is being "THAT" guy again.

10:43 - Offsides on Detroit
FO - Detroit gave it to Ducks

9:34 - Pucks in the net.
COMMERCIAL
FO - Anaheim

Fans are starting to show up... its getting a little louder.

8:12 Save Giguere
FO - Detroit

There is a Thornton on the team? Really?

5:27 Getzlaf gets a penalty
COMMERCIAL
FO -Detroit

7:54 SCORE! DETROIT! I have no idea what happend? Lidstrom!?
Refs, Linesmen & A duck are having a conversation. That sounds like a bad joke.
FO - Detroit

3:19 Hooking on Detroit - Lang. I think the refs are making shit up. Gotta get this FO
FO - I think anaheim, but they misplayed it and it went all the way down.

2:25 Offsides on the Ducks.
FO - Detroit

Ducks pull their goalie.

Under one left.

55.8 Icing on Detroit.

Anaheim Time Out

Draper needs to win this FO. Take it out to change. Or score it on the Empty net.

FO - Draper!

Under :30 left.

13.4 Out over glass on Zetterberg. 6 on 4 for Anaheim for the rest of the game.
Time Out Detroit
FO - Anaheim

DETROIT WINS! !!! 2-1. Series is 1-0 Detroit! WOOT! WOOOOOOT!

Monday, May 7, 2007

Live Blog - Round 2, Game 6 - WINGS 2, San Jose 0 THIRD ROUND BITCHES!!!


We can do it tonight! Let's Go Wings!
Game in 73 Minutes.


Welcome to Game 6!! Game On, Bitches!


Lebda is playing. Schneider is out with a broken (shattered) wrist.


"Ooooh Saaayyy caaan Yoooou Seeeeee...."


First Period:
20:00 - FO Controlled by: San Jose
19:48 - Offsides by San Jose

FO - Detroit

Bernier hit Lilja. at about 19:20
Lidstrom hit hard too
Now Maltby has been hit. San Jose is looking to hurt people.


18:24 - Icing on Detriot
FO - Detroit

I think its going to be shit if someone on our team gets hurt seriously. They are meaning to hurt someone.

17:36 - Offsides on San Jose again
FO - Detroit


Detroit isn't doing well with handling the puck

16:49 - Hasek Stops it
San Jose is going oafter Cleary. Cleary fights back. Cleary seems to be getting a penalty out of this one. Ah, both are going. Both for Roughing. 4 on 4 it looks. Patrick Marleau has no points this series.
FO - Detroit

16:35 - Save Nabokov
FO - Detroit

Grier was faster than Draper. Draper must have been tired.
35 left in the 4 on 4
Lilja blocks some nice shots. and Hasek makes a great stop at about 14:57
Detroit did a horrible job getting the puck out, but san jose did a horrible job getting a shot.

13:12 - Detroit is getting a penalty
Commercial
Penalty on Calder for Hooking
FO - San Jose

First clearing by Detroit
11:44 - Hand pass by San Jose
FO Detroit

just 10 tics left in the PP as detroit clears it down

10:41 - Icing on Detroit
Confused.
Thornton gets a 4 minute for high sticking Markov. But it was a long wait to know about it.
FO - Didn't see

10:00 Grier gets a break away, but Lids comes up big

One gone in the PP and its been cleared out twice and they've had a better chance that we've had.
And it was cleared again
and again
and. again.
and....
again...
1:25 left in the PP
again
they are just taking away the line and we cant get it in at all
50 Left
7:26 Save nabokov.
Grier is starting shit with Bertuzzi. Lidstrom had a nice shot on, but Nabokov saw it all.
46 left
FO - San Jose
and again
25 left
5 left
Thats it.
Thornton had a nice c hance, Hasek came to challenge, but it went to the corner.
Holmstrom coulda shot, but didn't.

5:39 - San Jose with a 3 on 2 offsided it. HAHA.
COMMERCIAL
FO - San Jose.

San Jose has advantage in shots 8-4

5:13 Nabokov saved it.
FO - San Jose

Yay maltby on that new contract. Yes

4:54 Hasek makes a save
Commercial
FO - San Jose

4:34 - SCOOORE DETROIT! SAMUELSSON!! From Franzen & Chelios
Awesome goal!
FO - Detroit

4:21 Cheechoo for Interfereance. HAHAHA
FO - Detroit

Cleared out by the sharks.


A few times even

Nick Lidstrom is my effin hero OMFG!!!

2:43 - Save Nabokov
FO - Detroit

With 1:25 left markov was held with no call

39.6 Icing by Detroit
JEsus H Christ.
FO - San Jose

8 SECONDS LEFT SCOOOORE SAMUELSSON!!! 2-1 AND HE WAS BEING HOOKED!
FO - San Jose

OUtshot 11-10, But we're up by 2!!
End of 1
SECOND PERIOD!!
See if we can keep this momentum up.
20:00 FO - Detroit

17:36 - Save by Hasek
FO - Missed it

17:28 - Into netting
FO - Detroit

16:43 - Penalty on Calder/Save by Hasek
FO - Detroit

Detroit is having a hard time getting it out of the zone. Grr

Penalty over and detroit gets the puck out better with a man down than not.

13:27 - Icing by Detroit
COMMERCIAL
FO - NO idea

12:57 - Hasek sprawls but the puck is passed. CHeechoo shoots, missed the net, but the net was off anyway...
FO - Missed it

12:49 - Offsides by Detroit
FO - San Jose

12:06 - Icing by Detroit
FO - Detroit

8:59 - Into Shark Bench
COMMERCIAL
FO - Not show, but i think Detroit

8:26 2 awesome saves by Hasek.
FO - San Jose

at about 7:00 Lidstrom was doubleteamed in a hit. Ouch.

Dude, go get your stick! Haha. he's scared. he's got a D stick. We can do something good with that.

3:38 - Finally a stop as the puck is up and out of play.
COMMERCIAL
FO - San Jose

Zetterberg kinda fans on a shot. Detroit needs to score... dammit, they talk faster than i type. If i just repeat Mickey & Kenny, i'll sound redundant. Just so you know, i was going to say it first. Detroit needs to score and let the air out of the balloons in San Jose.

2:00 - Save by Hasek
FO - San Jose

8.7 - Detroit gets a penalty. Hooking it looks. Chelios. San Jose will get fresh ice in the third with a man advantage.
FO - Detroit.


End of 2nd.
Outshot 21-15 - But we still gots 2 and they got Nothing! HAHA.


Welcome to the Let's Go Red Wing's crowd for putting up with my links to this blog. Thanks for coming.

THIRD PERIOD

20:00 - FO - Detroit


19:44 - out of play
FO - Detroit

16:41 - Penalty on San Jose for Roughing
FO - Missed it


16:33 - Hand Pass
FO - Detroit

14:12 - Slashing call to Quincey. San Jose gets a Power Play :(
FO - Detroit

13:30 Maltby gets an AWESOME breakaway but misses the net. To Bad!
13:14 - Icing on San Jose
FO - San Jose

If we can get a shutout, i'll kiss someone.

Any takers?

9:45 - Knocked down with a high stick
COMMERCIAL
FO - Detriot

Shot out of the zone. Sit back. Shoot out of the zone. Sit back. This isn't going to work for the next...


5: 14 - out into stands.
COMMERCIAL
FO Detroit

4:57 - Save Nabokov
Fo - Detroit

1:49 - HOLY Save by Hasek! Beautiful!!
Nabokov on the bench. Under two left. FO in detroit end. Time out San Jose.
HEre we go boys. 1:49 left.
FO - Detroit!!
in the corner.
around t he other corner.
out onf the zone.
empty net
forgive the spelling
wide. Out to cetner
One minute!
Allt he way down
around and cleared back out
30 left
Hello Anaheim!!!
WOOT!!!
15 Left
WE WIN!!
FUCK YEAH BABY
THIRD ROUND BITCHES
WOO FUCKING WHOOO!!!!
YAY WINGS!
SHUT OUT BABY!!! GO LIDSTROM FOR KEEPING THAT SAFE.
sigh. Thanks guys. Bye Thornton.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Live Blog - Round 2, Game 5 - Detroit 4, San Jose 1


Back in Detroit today. I feel better in Detroit.
It'll be a good day.
Live blog coming up. 13 minutes to 2. see you soon.
FYI - Laptop is being a buttcracker again today. I hope to get this done. Right now my battery is at 1% and won't charge. Game on - Already.
First Period

20:00 FO controlled by: San Jose.

Last week, the game took 15 mintues to start. There are so many empty seats. Its depressing. I'm going to say that people are just late to the game... yeah, thats it.

Detroit did a great job keeping that puck in the San Jose zone.

16:55 Offsides by San Jose.
FO - Detroit... maybe

Detroit likes to come up with the puck from the boards.


Lidstrom gave it away and it was scarily shot on Hasek - who isn't spending a lot of time...

15:05 San Jose scores. Goc. Right past Hasek's foot. Horrible goal.


FO - San Jose

.... a lot of time real far in the net. He stands at the top of the crease and scares me. As it should... I didn't get that sentence typed when Goc scored.

Hasek had to make a sick save at about 13:10.

12:33 - Detroit gets a penalty.

COMMERCIAL
Penalty on Detroit - Hooking on who effin knows
FO - San Fucking Jose

Detroit keeping it fairly cleared out of the zone. 6 times they got it out of the zone.

Shots with 10:30 played is 5-4 on San Jose. San Jose plays better evenly then they do with a man advantage.

8:46 - Stop by Hasek
COMMERCIAL
Steve's bitching
FO - Detroit - Finally


Detroit is doing a horrible job getting it out of their zone. They allow San Jose to just walk that puck in. Its gross. And we can't get it in their zone when we do get it in. It's taken back out almost immediately every time.

Our only shots on net seem to be shot in from the neutral zone.

6:16 - Save by Hasek.
FO - San Jose

Matheiu Schneider is not on the ice or the bench. He's hurt?

Quincey needs to anticipate passes better

4:26 - Offsides by Detroit
COMMERCIAL
FO - Detroit

this fucking laptop is pissing me OFF!

Steve's bitching x 4 now.

9 - 7 shots - San Jose

Todd Bertuzzi is a horrible hockey play btw.

Schneider - Forearm Injury. Will not return this afternoon

1:20 - Penalty on San Jose Hannen for upending Zetterberg
FO - San Jose

What, Us, Powerplay? San Jose easily takes it and shoots it.
Cleared a second time as well
Steve bitches x6
Cleared again
Detroit isn't doing shit on this PP.
Cleared again and the first period is over.
Shots 9 - 8 for San Jose.

Good News/bad news.
There is 13:40 left in the second.
Detroit on a penalty kill. They got a to many men
Zetterberg scored
I started getting some juice to my battery, but i'm losing it again.
I fell asleep during intermission.
San Jose iced it during their power play


12:25 - Penalty to San Jose for interferance. HAHA.
FO - Detroit

11:44 Held by Hasek on a 2 on 1 short handed chance by San Jose
Fo - Detroit


10:47 - Offsides Detroit
FO - Detroit but all the way down to Hasek

PP over. (for a while)


9:59 Penalty to Detroit
COMMERCIAL
So, mama's pissed. My laptop - dead. It's second intermission and i'm sure you'd love to my reactions to the end of that period. Homer will be sitting on a roughing penalty at the end of the second.
Sorry. Wings win 4-1. Woot.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Congratulations.

Rob and Scott Neidermayer (The latter of which is really rather unattractive in the adjacent picture) teamed up last night in the second period of overtime. While Rob put the HARD hit on Jannick Hansen along the boards, the puck squirted out to Scott at the point who shot towards the net - to an unsuspecting Roberto Luongo. Luongo was busy trying to get the attention of the refs - arm up in hopes of getting a penalty on the aformentioned hit - looked back with barely enough time to lower his glove as the puck cleared his pad and hit the netting just inside the left goal post.

The crowd jumped up - cheering loudly - as Luongo looked back into the net before falling to the ice, face first in defeat.. His season was over. All thanks to Neidermayer brothers.

The Anaheim Ducks have won the series 4-1 and they won't know until Monday, at the very earliest, if they'll be playing Detroit or (god forbid) San Jose.

So Congrats to the Ducks - and the Brothers of Neidermayer - for thier defeat against the Vancouver Canucks - one of my least favorite teams.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Live Blog - Round 2, Game 4 - Detroit 3, San Jose 2


Woot! Hockey... for now.

Homer is back - We should have an easier time getting pucks past "Nabby" You know, as long as we can get the pucks TO Nabby. Unfortunately, Hudler is out. He's a little penguin of a guy - and the only Shark that is under 6 foot is the backup goalie. Hudler gets beat up a lot and knocked about by them guys. Can't have that.

See you in 37 minutes... now its 23 minutes
2:02 left in the New Jersey/Ottawa game. New Jersey down by 1. Keeping an eye on Brodeur.
Brodeur pulled, there is 00.2 seconds in the game and a penalty has been called on Ottawa.. Real Smart - dumbasses! They accidently added 20 seconds to the clock, but changed it to 2.4 seconds. I was pissed for a second. And the game is over. Ottawa wins 3-2 and now has a 3-1 lead in the best of 7 series.

Up in 17 minutes? The Detroit Red Wings!


Versus buries the National Anthem.

20:00 - Opening Face off controlled by - San Jose

We're doing that shitty turnover game in the neutral zone. Also, i'd love a shot on net that isn't effin blocked.

17:58 - Hasek gloves it
Steve is bitching x1
FO - Detroit

17:33 Nabokov makes a save with no rebound.
FO - san Jose

17:27 - Offsides on Detroit
FO - Detroit

16:56 - Penalty to Zetterberg. Thornton is a cunt. An Ignorant Cunt.
FO - Detroit

Detroit is doing a good job keeping it out of the zone. PP over.
Cleared it i think 5 times..

13:11 - Offsides on Detroit. It wouldn't have been had our guy not been tripped up in the neutral zone.
COMMERCIAL
FO - San Jose

12:28 Held by Hasek
FO - San Jose

12:08 WTF is up with the MOTHER FUCKING GOALPOST in San Jose! We've got it once so far this game - 3 last game AT LEAST

11:15 - Held again by Hasek
Shots are like 3 - 7 for San Jose
FO - Detroit

But it wasn't cleared out.
(now it is though)

9:35 - Up into netting behind Hasek
San Jose will score soon
COMMERCIAL
FO - Detroit

9:08 Detroit Penalty - Franzen for Holding
FO - Detroit but controlled first by San Jose

Cleared Once

Cleared Twice

Cleared Three times - Thrice, right?

Cleared um... Foursies?

7:18 - Hand Pass by San Jose with 11 seconds left.
FO - San Jose

And Cleared the 5th time with just 1 second left in the man advantage.

4:42 - Penalty but Who?
COMMeRCIAL
Cheechoo for tripping
DETROIT POWER PLAY
FO - Detroit

Cleared by San Jose
Stayed cleared by San Jose

Sharks having a hard time clearing it... in fact, they aren't
Nabokov makes good saves and San Jose cleared it with 8 left in the pp, which is over

2:29 - Icing on Detroit
FO - San Jose

2:08 - Cheechoo scores. 1-0 San Jose
FO - Detroit

Steve left before the second game and only watched when they played better - i sat thru the first two goals in the first 4 minutes... it was only then that i left. They waited 18 minutes this time. Steve has gone to bed.


55.9 Nabokov save
FO - Detroit

51.8 Save by Nabokov
FO -Detroit


42.3 - Penalty on San Jose
FO - Detroit

First Period over. We'll have a carry over penalty in 20.
SECOND PERIOD


20:00 FO - Detroit


18:04 - Hand Pass by Jose
FO - Detroit

16:49 - To Many Men penalty on Detroit - FAGS!!! Chelios was TRYING!
FO - San Jose

FUCK - that is retarded. The Sharks fans doing the... i don't know, they open their arms up and open and close them in front, apparently in an attempt to make it look like a sharks mouth opening and closing, but it doesn't because it's arms... If you claw your hand, it looks like the sharks teeth... ya know, i guess. ?

Wings have cleared it twice. 10 left. 5 left Over.

13:53 - Offsides by the sharks.
COMMERCIAL
( i never spell "offsides" correctly the first time.. its always offisdes)
FO - San Jose

11:53 - Score - San Jose. Delayed penalty on someone. Schneider. (But the announcers are usually wrong - i'm sure not this time) Hasek complained, but i think Schneider scored it. The Ref signaled "Goal" but SanJose having to many men on the ice isn't a reviewable play. But was the other ref going to call something? I have NO idea what the eff has happen. Why are they reviewing it. It didn't hit Schneider, it hit Lilja's head. Its a fucking goal, shut the eff up. Oh, Look. Its a goal. I think they just wanted to "review" it so they could sound the fucking horn and hear the crowd cheer again.
oh, I think San Jose won that Face off.

I've got something to do, so i'm going to be away... oh darn.


I DIDN'T BAIL!


My laptop took a shit. I cannot get the battery to charge and i'd be mid sentence and i'd try to close down.
I was working on that, and i missed the first goal - Holmstrom's goal with 4.5 left in the second.
In the third, When Draper was called for Delay of game, i turned it. The refs seemed to want us to lose. So i went on to be busy. Apparently, i shouldn't watch the game, cuz we score when I don't. But its OVERTIME!


WHY is it overtime? because with 34 seconds left, Lang scored to send it to overtime.


Way to score in the closing seconds.
BTW - didn't we win a game in OT last season against the Chicago Blackhawks when with .42 seconds left, we desided it was time to start scoring?
I'm convinced we won't win this one.

Update - Detroit gets a god damned hooking call in overtime. Cock suck refs anyway!
I'm not watching, but cringing and squeezing my head when the crowd and announcers (who also hate detroit) get loud.

Bill Geuren (Sp) took a puck to the mouth. By his own guy. The Fans: "Red Wings Suck"

ASSHOLES!!!

Homer has gone to the lockerroom. Why? He was "flexing" his leg, but he skated hard. I should have checked if the Dr. or the Trainer went with...

SHots are 45 - 26 for the Wings. Of course they are. Why would we want to play a goalie that could let a shot by? Like Brodeur?

Penalty on San Jose for Delay of Game. FUCK YOU SAN JOSE!
FUCK YES!! DETROIT SCORES AND WINS!!! SERIES TIED!!! WOOO FUCKING WHOOOO!!!!

Happy (?) Anniversary


May 1, 2006 - The Detroit Red Wings lose to the Edmonton Oilers in the first round of the playoffs.
Today - we are down 2 games to 1 in the second round against the San Jose Sharks.
Something i've not done in ages - update. SO...
Right now, Buffalo & New York Rangers are tied at 2 games a piece after tonight. Buffalo scored a seemingly goal with about 17 seconds left in the game, but it was ruled a no goal due to insufficiant evidence. The Rangers won, and now they are tied. Buffalo originally went up 2 games to None against the Rangers.
Ottawa is leading their series 2-1. The Devils won game 2, but were shut out in game 3.
Right now, period 3 of game 4 of the Anaheim/Vancouver series is about to play. Vancouver leads the game 2-0, but are down 2 games to 1 in the series.
So, no sweeps for the second round.
Wings - Wednesday at 10 PM. Holmstrom is coming back too. Woot! Let's stop Nabokov from seeing the puck!

Monday, April 30, 2007

Live Blog - Round 2, Game 3 - Detroit 1, San Jose 2



Welcome to Game 3.

Good news: Tomas Holmstrom has been cleared to play Game 4 and was private jetted to California with the Illiches this afternoon for Thursday's game. WOOT!

Lebda - unsure yet.

Live Blog Coming U! GO WINGS!!

First Period:
"oh say can you see...."
(No "Oh Canada" in California... that's sad)

20:00 - Opening Face Off controlled by - Detroit (Woot)

There was a stop but the time is not up...

FO - Detroit

18:47 - Save Nabokov
FO - San Jose

PAUSE - the bathroom is 9 days away

Okay, at 16:55, San Jose got themselves a penalty for Delay of game. Then at 15:28, someone shot the puck and broke the glass.

15:28 - Glass Broken
FO - San Jose

13:42 - Icing on Detroit
COMMERCIAL

FO - Not sure

11:20 - Not sure
FO - not sure

11:17 - Into netting
FO - Not shown

10:20 - Save - Hasek
FO - Detroit

10:02 - Bill Gueren Hooking Detroit Power Play (#2)
FO - Detroit

Schneider hits the post

9:50 - Nabokov holds it
FO - Detroit

8:56 - Nabokov holds for a FO
FO - Detroit

8:47 - SCOOOORE! DETROIT! LIDSTROM!!! POWER PLAY!!
Nabokov getting work done on his pads...
FO - San Jose

3:18 - Save Nabokov
COMMERCIAL
FO - Detroit

1:46 - Detroit gets a penalty. Lilja for nothing apparently... bullshit.
FO - Detroit

1:31 - Stop - NO goal says the Ref. Reviewable i'm sure.
Hasek in a snow angel
Reveiewed. Is it a goal? No
FO - San Jose

.54 - Penalty on San Jose - High Stick 4 on 4
FO - Detroit

13.9 - Shot into net behind Hasek
FO - Detroit

End of the First
Shots in First Period - Detroit 16, San Jose 7

SECOND PERIOD

14 second 4 on 4 before Detroit gets a PP (for like 50+ secs)
20:00 Face Off controlled by Detroit

19:09 -Stop... um... Puck hit Bertuzzi in the butt?
FO - SanJose

18:06 - Offsides - Detroit
FO - San Jose

17:29 - Hasek keeps it for the whistle
Geuren slashes Samuelsson
FO - San Jose

16:45 - Out of play
FO - San Jose

15:44 - Great save by Nabokov
FO - San Jose

14:28 - Penalty to Detroit - Lang for - I don't know - I agree with Mickey
FO - Detroit

12:43 - Nabokov forced to hold it..
CLeary gone to the Dressing room with Paul Boyer - Equiptment problem
Glass break as well. So we are resting.
COMMERCIAL
FO - San Jose

11:56 - Offsides - Detroit
COMMERCIAL
FO - Detroit

9:44 Save Nabokov
COMMERCIAL
FO - Detroit

(Note - Suddenly lots of Detroit turn overs. just over 8 left in the second)

7:17 - Score - San Jose. Game tied at 1
FO - San Jose

(note - i knew i'd happen... hence the previous note)

5:06 - Deflected into netting behind Nabokov
FO - Detroit

2:16 - Elbowing by Detroit - Bertuzzi
San Jose is pressuring - i think they'll score on this. I hope i'm wrong
FO - San Jose

1:35 - Stoppage. No goal yet. Detroit cleared it once
FO - San Jose
Detroit gets it out though...
CLeared again

Nice and Killed by Detroit

SHots - 23-14 for Detroit
END OF SECOND

Detroit needs to get some spunk back. I know its late, but get in gear! <3>


THIRD PERIOD

20:00 - Face Off controlled by I forget... San Jose i think

For the next 2 1/2 minutes, i have no idea what happend because my computer was shut down before i saved it.

At 17:25 - i got lazy and used a pen and paper as i laid on my bed.

16:55 - detroit needs to relax and slow down.

16:25 - Hasek makes a save and holds it
FO - San Jose

(Note - none of San Jose's passes are bad and detroit is giving it up all over the place)

15:16 - The ref gets in the way and costs the wings an icing.
FO - Detroit

Detroit is on their heels all thru this period

13:52 Nabokov saves and holds it
COMMERCIAL

(Note - i apparently need to clean because last game i cleaned and we won)
FO - Sharks

(Note - SHARKS is one syllable. so its "Let's go Shar - Arks" and it sounds stupid)
(Note - I'm going to osmose to the wings to play better. *concentrating*)

11:19 Hasek makes a great save on another bad line change. Shots are 7-1 for Jose
FO - Detriot

11:01 - Icing on Jose
FO - Jose

10:51 - Held by Hasek
(Markov on bench in pain)
FO - Jose again

Markov back on ice

8:55 - Offsides on Jose
COMMERCIAL
FO - Detroit

Jose likes the trap.

Jose is easier than CalDal San Jose (Yes, i've typed "Dallas" a couple of times and started on Calgary a couple as well)

8:23 - Holding penalty on Draper.
Red Wings are kinda sucky right now. I think the sharks are going to score
FO - Jose

(Cleared 3 times on the pp)

7:14 Cleared into the bench by Detroit
FO (deep in wings end) San Jose

6:41 - Cheechoo scores the PP goal (told you so) 2-1 San Jose
FO - Detroit

Sharks have lotsa momentum. :(

Crowd is loud

6:12 - Offsides on Detroit
FO - Detroit

6:06 - Held by Nabokov
FO - Detroit

Detroit needs an effin POWER PLAY!

5:57 - HAHAHAHA! Detroit goes on the PP!
COMMERCIAL
FO - Detroit

3:07 Stoppage.
FO - San Jose

2:48 - Save by Nabokov

Bertuzzi to the box for tripping

I don't know who wins the FO because i'm cleaning
The game is over.. San Jose will win 2-1 and take a lead 2-1 in the series

2:35 Stoppage
FO - To busy cleaning

Was there a stop? I didn't look. Thornton breaks up a play by the wings to possibly score a tying goal.

.6... nope, .5 left in the game... Jose iced it again

They put a second back on.. 6.7 left.
Detroit wins the face off and fails to score

Game over.