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3/21 GDT: Penguins 5 at Red Wings 4 (SO)


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#941 atodaso

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:41 PM

howard sure was awful tonight BUT, he should definitely start on wednesday.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:43 PM

howard sure was awful tonight BUT, he should definitely start on wednesday.

It really is the best move. Howard had two fantastic games before this abysmal performance. Don't give him any time to think about it. Get him right back in between the pipes against the league's best.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:46 PM

It really is the best move. Howard had two fantastic games before this abysmal performance. Don't give him any time to think about it. Get him right back in between the pipes against the league's best.


that's what i was thinking. usually goalies come up with big games right after horrible ones. also, doesn't it almost always seem like the opposite of what you'd expect to happen, happens?

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 11:08 PM

Just got back from the game. OMFG the Joe was just nuts in the 3rd. By far the best Wings game I've been to despite the SO loss. Way too many Pens fans there but I guess that made being at the game a lot of fun. As others have said, very happy to get a point out of this game.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:43 AM

Just got back from the game. OMFG the Joe was just nuts in the 3rd. By far the best Wings game I've been to despite the SO loss. Way too many Pens fans there but I guess that made being at the game a lot of fun. As others have said, very happy to get a point out of this game.



I was at the game too. I couldn't believe the amount of Pens fans there, all wearing Crosby jerseys. It was so quiet and boring for the first 2 periods, then the 3rd was insane. Great game overall to attend. Wings got screwed in the shootout. Great save by MacDonald on Kovalev, that was a pretty nice dangle.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 01:11 AM

anyone else think the comeback was due to penguins gassing out from back to back games?

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 01:33 AM

anyone else think the comeback was due to penguins gassing out from back to back games?


A team can't play two games in a row without getting tired? I think the Pens let up for a bit, but I'd be hesitant to call it getting gassed out. I don't think they'd use that excuse.

They lost their focus when Holmstrom started getting under their skin.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 01:52 AM

Wow.. what a game! really nice comeback regardless of our loss.

Three things that stand out to me the most :D :

--Please please howie get back up! It seemed like he didn't show much emotion compared to how he usually is, which made it worse. I'm still [one of the very few] rooting for him. Every goalie has these years.. i just would like to see him step it up come next month!

--Extremely happy for MO! long overdue!!! But what better team than to score on pitt?

--& lastly, I have the biggest crush on Helm. :tounge:

Edited by LadyInRed, 22 March 2011 - 01:53 AM.


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Posted 22 March 2011 - 03:19 AM

Just got back from the game. OMFG the Joe was just nuts in the 3rd. By far the best Wings game I've been to despite the SO loss. Way too many Pens fans there but I guess that made being at the game a lot of fun. As others have said, very happy to get a point out of this game.

The Joe's reaction to Modano's tying goal was one of the loudest I've ever heard come out of the venue!

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 04:17 AM

listened to the game at work...just got home and have paging through the GDT. it's only natural, of course, but it's so funny to me to read posts from different times in the game. knowing that the wings would eventually come back to tie the game, it's funny reading posts from people who were willing to murder every member of the red wings organization when we were down 4-0 only to revel in the joy later on. i can't say that i don't feel the same way, but it's just interesting to take a step back afterward and see how fickle we all are. :)

anyway, glad to get the point, and, IMO more importantly, for the guys to prove to themselves that they can come back no matter what. yeah, we suck at shootouts (esp. with our third-string goalie in there, though joey has been playing well as of late), but you get the feeling that in a playoff game, with eternal five-on-five overtime, the wings end up winning it. like we've said before, hopefully the wings can build on the momentum of this game.

even if it's a loss in the standings, it's still, somehow, a win emotionally.

wish i could have been at the joe for mo's 4rd period goal. moments like that are why i like sports (magglio's walk-off homer to send the tigers to the series, usa's late goal vs. algeria come to mind. pure ecstasy.)
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 06:45 AM

Pros: The Wings got a point. Proved that no lead is safe against them. I have more confidence in Joey MacDonald now. Exciting game. Darren Helm... holy hell is this guy good. Scoring on that SH opportunity would have been the perfect ending.

Cons: Jimmy Howard was TERRIBLE. All that matters is that he's hot for the playoffs, but I hope a bad game like this doesn't hurt his confidence. Lost to the F'N Penguins, which means I'm going to have to listen to "We beat your Wings in Detroit without Crosby, Malkin, Orpik or Fleury! Derrrr" UGH!

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 07:23 AM

Lost to the F'N Penguins, which means I'm going to have to listen to "We beat your Wings in Detroit without Crosby, Malkin, Orpik or Fleury! Derrrr" UGH!


To which you respond, "Okay, but then again... Matt Cooke. That is all."

If they somehow don't know who Matt Cooke is, which wouldn't be all that surprising even with all the notoriety, then I guess you could just bring up Hines Ward's reputation for being a dirty player and then say that those two are like two gutless peas in a sociopathic Pittsburgh pond.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 07:26 AM

Not sure what you guys are cheering about. We've gotten 11 points of a possible 20 last 10 games. We keep playing .500 hockey, we'll be a 5-6 seed going into the playoffs.

Of course, we have been better on the road than at home, maybe we don't want home ice.
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 07:45 AM

Not sure what you guys are cheering about. We've gotten 11 points of a possible 20 last 10 games. We keep playing .500 hockey, we'll be a 5-6 seed going into the playoffs.

Of course, we have been better on the road than at home, maybe we don't want home ice.


Detroit has 9 points on the Hawks. The only way they take less than third is if the Hawks take the Central, which they won't.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 07:56 AM

listened to the game at work...just got home and have paging through the GDT. it's only natural, of course, but it's so funny to me to read posts from different times in the game. knowing that the wings would eventually come back to tie the game, it's funny reading posts from people who were willing to murder every member of the red wings organization when we were down 4-0 only to revel in the joy later on. i can't say that i don't feel the same way, but it's just interesting to take a step back afterward and see how fickle we all are. :)

anyway, glad to get the point, and, IMO more importantly, for the guys to prove to themselves that they can come back no matter what. yeah, we suck at shootouts (esp. with our third-string goalie in there, though joey has been playing well as of late), but you get the feeling that in a playoff game, with eternal five-on-five overtime, the wings end up winning it. like we've said before, hopefully the wings can build on the momentum of this game.

even if it's a loss in the standings, it's still, somehow, a win emotionally.

wish i could have been at the joe for mo's 4rd period goal. moments like that are why i like sports (magglio's walk-off homer to send the tigers to the series, usa's late goal vs. algeria come to mind. pure ecstasy.)


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Posted 22 March 2011 - 08:23 AM

Was at the game last night and wasn't able to gather any rational thoughts when I got home... Posted Image I'll let you figure that one out. But horrific start to a game which we have seen all too often lately. The middle of the 2nd to the 3rd was some of their best brand of hockey and lucky to see the Penguins become undisciplined with a big lead, yet again. Flips and Modano were playing out of their minds last night. Flip was probably the best player on the ice the 2nd half of this game. Even aside from the goal, Modo was making plays, skating hard, and throwing some weight. Helm was being Helm and even a great game for Abby. We have to look at this game as nothing but a positive because of the circumstances and it being a comeback scenario. Hope the momentum carries over and we can get a player or 2 back for the tilt against Vancouver.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 08:29 AM

What a great game that was to be at last night. Great seats and great atmosphere. I only would of changed two things; a wings win in the shootout and if that cry baby Cindy would of played!

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 08:38 AM

Hi all Red Wings fans. This is my first post. I live in Finland and i'm fanatic DRW fan. Fil was great against Penguins lastnight. Finaly. I hope he's getting better after injury. Hope Dat's coming back soon because he's my'n number 1 hockeyplayer in the world :) Let's go red wings. Wings for ever. And sry my english :)

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 08:41 AM

Not sure what you guys are cheering about. We've gotten 11 points of a possible 20 last 10 games. We keep playing .500 hockey, we'll be a 5-6 seed going into the playoffs.

Of course, we have been better on the road than at home, maybe we don't want home ice.

You aren't being a "realist", you just sound foolish unfortunately. Panic buttons are all the rage. They looked bad, but salvaged a pretty great point last night no matter what you want to say. Not sure how you gathered this notion of the 5-6 seed thing though. No way will we lose the division.
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 08:46 AM

Hi all Red Wings fans. This is my first post. I live in Finland and i'm fanatic DRW fan. Fil was great against Penguins lastnight. Finaly. I hope he's getting better after injury. Hope Dat's coming back soon because he's my'n number 1 hockeyplayer in the world :) Let's go red wings. Wings for ever. And sry my english :)

Welcome, and there are quite a few big Filppula fans around these parts. ;)

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