Red Wings Take 2-0 Series Lead over Flames

The Detroit Red Wings jumped out to an early lead in game two of their first-round playoff matchup with the Calgary Flames and rode that lead to a 3-1 victory, giving them a 2-0 lead in the series.

Pavel Datsyuk scored just 62 seconds into the first period to get the Red Wings on the board. Datsyuk stole the puck along the right wing boards in the Calgary zone and cut to the side of the slot, whipping a wrister over the shoulder of Flames' netminder Miikka Kiprusoff.

The Flames tried to get physical with the Wings to get back in the game but it just put them in the penalty box and Detroit made them pay.

With the Red Wings on a five-on-three at 3:50 of the first, Nicklas Lidstrom put a one-timer past Kiprusoff from the top of the right circle.

The Flames wouldn't cut into Detroit's lead until 2:42 of the second period when a Dion Phaneuf blast from the right point deflected off of Detroit defenseman Chris Chelios and fluttered over the glove of goaltender Dominik Hasek for a power play goal. It would be their only goal of the game.

Valtteri Filppula added an insurance goal for the Red Wings at 6:05 of the third period, fighting past Kristian Huselius to get to the rebound of of a Johan Franzen shot on a rush, lifting it over Kiprusoff.

All three Detroit scorers had also scored in game one of the series.

For the second straight game, Kiprusoff kept his team in it, making 48 saves on 51 shots against. Hasek faced only 13 shots, stopping 12.

The Red Wings went 1-for-8 on the power play, scoring on one of two five-on-three chances. The Flames scored once on five chances with the extra attacker and one five-on-three.

The series shifts to Calgary for game three on Tuesday night from the Pengrowth Saddledome.


Notes: The Red Wings were without forward Todd Bertuzzi for the third-straight game... Flames defenseman Robyn Regehr left the game in the second period. He had missed game one.

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Much like the thread for Game 1, I start the thread for Game 2 with news about Bertuzzi...

http://www.detnews.c.../704140424/1128

He's out. Seems like they're playing it safe, no reason to make a change since the lineup worked so well in Game 1. Can't argue with that but if the Flames get tougher, it'd be nice to have a bigger guy out there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/14/2007 at 3:01 PM

 

Much like the thread for Game 1, I start the thread for Game 2 with news about Bertuzzi...http://www.detnews.c.../704140424/1128He's out. Seems like they're playing it safe, no reason to make a change since the lineup worked so well in Game 1. Can't argue with that but if the Flames get tougher, it'd be nice to have a bigger guy out there.


I understand the need to play it safe, but I think this might have an adverse effect. We'll see if we can make due on the physical onslaught sure to come!

Posted by drwmike33 on 4/14/2007 at 5:34 PM

 


Series : Detroit leads 1-0.

Schedule :
Thu Apr 12: Detroit 4, Calgary 1
Sun Apr 15 @ Detroit 1:00 ET
Tue Apr 17 @ Calgary 10:00 ET
Thu Apr 19 @ Calgary 10:00 ET
x-Sat Apr 21 @ Detroit 3:00 ET
x-Sun Apr 22 @ Calgary 6:30 ET
x-Tue Apr 24 @ Detroit 7:00 ET

Posted Image
Record: 1-0 | Home: 1-0 | Road: 0-0 | GF: 4 | GA: 1 | PP: 14% | PK: 80% | OT Record: 0-0
Leader in Goals: P. Datsyuk, V. Filppula, N. Lidstrom and M. Schneider [1], Assists: P. Datsyuk, J. Franzen, T. Holmstrom,
J. Hudler, R. Lang, B. Lebda, N. Lidstrom and M. Schneider [1]
, Pts: P. Datsyuk, N. Lidstrom and M. Schneider [2]

Roster :
Goaltenders: 30 Chris Osgood | 39 Dominik Hasek
Defense: 3 Andreas Lilja | 5 Nicklas Lidstrom | 22 Brett Lebda | 23 Mathieu Schneider | 24 Chris Chelios
45 Kyle Quincey | 55 Niklas Kronwall | 95 Danny Markov
Forwards: 8 Matt Ellis | 11 Daniel Cleary | 13 Pavel Datsyuk | 15 Josh Langfeld | 17 Kyle Calder | 18 Kirk Maltby
20 Robert Lang | 26 Jiri Hudler | 28 Tomas Kopecky | 33 Kris Draper | 37 Mikael Samuelsson
40 Henrik Zetterberg | 44 Todd Bertuzzi | 51 Valtteri Filppula | 93 Johan Franzen | 96 Tomas Holmstrom

Hot :
None.
Cold :
None.
Injuries :
Day-to-day: T. Bertuzzi [Concussion]
Indefinite: N. Kronwall [Sacrum] and T. Kopecky [Collarbone]

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Record: 0-1 | Home: 0-0 | Road: 0-1 | GF: 1 | GA: 4 | PP: 20% | PK: 86% | OT Record: 0-0
Leader in Goals: A. Tanguay [1], Assists: K. Huselius and D. Langkow [1], Pts: K. Huselius, D. Langkow and A. Tanguay [1]

Roster :
Goaltenders: 29 Jamie McLennan | 34 Miikka Kiprusoff
Defense: 3 Dion Phaneuf | 4 Roman Hamrlik | 5 Mark Giordano | 6 Brad Stuart | 7 Andrei Zyuzin
21 David Hale | 28 Robyn Regehr | 44 Rhett Warrener | 49 Richie Regehr
Forwards: 10 Tony Amonte | 11 Stepahen Yelle | 12 Jarome Iginla | 15 Byron Ritchie | 16 Jeff Friesen | 17 Eric Godard
18 Matthew Lombardi | 19 Wayne Primeau | 20 Kristian Huselius | 22 Daymond Langkow | 24 Craig Conroy
25 Darren McCarty | 26 Marcus Nilson | 40 Alex Tanguay | 58 David Moss

Hot :
None.
Cold :
None.
Injuries :
Day-to-day: Robin Regehr [Knee]
Indefinite: Richie Regehr [Concussion]

Posted by motorcitykid on 4/15/2007 at 11:08 AM

 

Huge, huge early goal by Datsyuk. Great steal from Tanguay, I'm a bit surprised that Kipper couldn't stop the shot.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/15/2007 at 1:24 PM

 

Well Datsyuk's opened this one up well for the Wings... Detroit up 1-0!

Posted by -Al- on 4/15/2007 at 1:25 PM

 

Lidstrom with the five-on-three goal! Wings have gotta keep this pressure up, don't let them get in the game at all.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/15/2007 at 1:28 PM

 

Great game shaping up for the Wings early on... Too bad I gotta get going right now... I'll probably catch the highlights on the NHL site later...

Posted by -Al- on 4/15/2007 at 1:31 PM

 

Holy hell, I think everyone knew the Flames would come out strong, I don't think anyone expected them to come out stupid.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/15/2007 at 1:36 PM

 

excellent 1st period

Posted by choyer on 4/15/2007 at 2:14 PM

 

Damnit, Flames get on the board. I question the call on Samuelsson but in this game it's going to be called. We'll see if the Wings can keep Calgary from evening things up.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/15/2007 at 2:20 PM

 

Wings are absolutely on their heels. Not looking good.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/15/2007 at 2:26 PM

 

Wings are absolutely on their heels. Not looking good.


A break in the action, so I'll weigh in. The Wings seem to be trying hard to give this game away. Half way through the 2nd period, score 2-1, and if the action continues like it has for the last 20 minutes of regulation, The Wings will lose this game ....I don't get it ..... Flames are winning the one-on-one battles, and throwing their weight around. Lang was drilled in front of the Flame bench. I hope that wakes him up!Oh well, we'll see ...

Posted by skyguy52 on 4/15/2007 at 2:29 PM

 

Detroit looked a lot better at the end of the second. They weren't forechecking for sh*t for a lot of the period, maybe this is a sign that they're waking back up. Or maybe Calgary is burning out. Or both.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/15/2007 at 2:52 PM

 

End of the 2nd and I'm not terribly impressed with the action. I don't see the FLAMES over powering, but I do see the WINGS failing to execute some pretty basic stuff. Only point I'll make, is that the WINGS had better not sit back. I've seen it happen, time and time again, with a 2 goal lead evaporating, because the WINGS fail to execute, losing battles in the corners and along the boards .... Its rediculous to out shoot an opponent 34-11 and only have a ONE goal lead ....... I'm p*ssed! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/flagusa.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":flagusa:" border="0" alt="flagusa.gif" />

Posted by skyguy52 on 4/15/2007 at 2:55 PM

 

agreed, unexcusable goal differential right now considering the difference in shots. Wings need to execute better in the 3rd.

Posted by choyer on 4/15/2007 at 3:07 PM

 

Valtteri Filppula is the next Slava Kozlov. He's becoming a playoff beast!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/15/2007 at 3:16 PM

 

A great game puts the Wings up 2-0 going to the Saddledome. Great goals by Datsyuk, Lidstrom, and Filpulla.

Calgary will be going out in a clean sweep! (Had to say that cause my bro's a Flames fan... lol)

Posted by -Al- on 4/15/2007 at 4:03 PM

 

Really strong finish by the Wings, hope they're not giving the Flames anything to build on in Calgary. This makes Game Three a virtual must-win for the Flames. If the Wings can split the next two games (or better), they're sitting nicely.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/15/2007 at 4:15 PM

 

I think Calgary will squeak away with one at home, but as you said, Detroit needs to at least split it at the Saddledome and get a win back at the Joe.

Posted by choyer on 4/15/2007 at 4:19 PM

 

They had me worried in the 2nd period. The fact is, Calgary hasn't showed up yet. Out shot and out played badly in both games. They're obviously p*ssed, and I'm sure, they'll do a lot of soul searching on the flight back to Stampede Land ..... Quite honestly, I find it hard to believe the WINGS have had as easy a time with them.

Well its off to the Steer and Saddleville ........... A steak sounds pretty good about now. Think I'll rustle one up ...YeeHAAAA! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/tongue.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.png" />

Posted by skyguy52 on 4/15/2007 at 4:30 PM

 

They had me worried in the 2nd period. The fact is, Calgary hasn't showed up yet. Out shot and out played badly in both games. They're obviously p*ssed, and I'm sure, they'll do a lot of soul searching on the flight back to Stampede Land ..... Quite honestly, I find it hard to believe the WINGS have had as easy a time with them.Well its off to the Steer and Saddleville ........... A steak sounds pretty good about now. Think I'll rustle one up ...YeeHAAAA! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.png" />


I think you're right about Calgary having not shown up yet, but I also doubt that they will until it's too late... They're spending too much time in the box, and Detroit's powerplay seems to be improving slightly... I know they didn't convert on a number of opportunities, but they've been keeping the Flames penalty killers under control so far in this series. Now they have to figure out how to beat Kipprusoff, while still keeping that hold on the Flames. They've done it twice now in this series, and if they can find a consistent weakness in the replays, they may be able to strike out on the powerplay and grab the next 2 games at the Saddledome with the same ease as they did at the Joe...

Posted by -Al- on 4/15/2007 at 4:53 PM

 


They had me worried in the 2nd period. The fact is, Calgary hasn't showed up yet. Out shot and out played badly in both games. They're obviously p*ssed, and I'm sure, they'll do a lot of soul searching on the flight back to Stampede Land ..... Quite honestly, I find it hard to believe the WINGS have had as easy a time with them.Well its off to the Steer and Saddleville ........... A steak sounds pretty good about now. Think I'll rustle one up ...YeeHAAAA! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.png" />


I think you're right about Calgary having not shown up yet, but I also doubt that they will until it's too late... They're spending too much time in the box, and Detroit's powerplay seems to be improving slightly... I know they didn't convert on a number of opportunities, but they've been keeping the Flames penalty killers under control so far in this series. Now they have to figure out how to beat Kipprusoff, while still keeping that hold on the Flames. They've done it twice now in this series, and if they can find a consistent weakness in the replays, they may be able to strike out on the powerplay and grab the next 2 games at the Saddledome with the same ease as they did at the Joe...

Two things for ya Al.Firstly, where is the power play slightly improving? If you can tell me that the lackluster performance on the power play is what you call improving, well we have gone as far as we're going to go. Unless Detroit becomes more interested, emphasis on creativity on the power play, Kipper will continue to stymie this power play. He really hasn't had to do much. Most of the problems thus far have been on the players lounging around with a man advantage. Granted a couple of missed opportunities of the easy goal have gone by the wayside, it still tends to point to the fact of a lack of focus. If you haven't been able to watch the entirety of both games, then you may be in the dark on this issue. I personally think that if we meet a team like Anaheim, we will be needing all the power play goals we can get, and I bet you won't see standing around in front of the net with the likes of Pronger and clan. Calgary is a weaker team.Secondly, is based on the performance of the Wings vs the overall attitude of the Flames. I think you can call the series a wrap after the next couple of games. I don't believe that the Flames have anything more in the bag. Basically Calgary though that they would come into Detroit with some smashmouth hockey and mentally disturb the team like a couple of years ago. This was a reality check for all the other teams in the league during the past couple of games. We have matched intensity and shown TOUGHNESS and GRITT, along with the skill and determination to continue scoring. We play our game and have only seen one bad period of hockey thus far. There is more in the Wings bag I can tell you that, and we haven't even seen #44. I can't tell you how it feels to have your teeth knocked down your throat and pulled out yer ass, but the Flames can! If the Flames think they will go into Calgary and the story will change, I got news for ya.... it's F*cking over!Great two games thus far, and wonderful coaching job as well! Go Babcock! Keep that foot on the throttle!! I love it when he tells the players to match intensity, or he'll kickem so hard, they'll be wearin their asses for a hat! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.png" /> (Not in so many words, but closely related)Go Wings!

Posted by Glove_Dropper on 4/15/2007 at 5:46 PM

 



They had me worried in the 2nd period. The fact is, Calgary hasn't showed up yet. Out shot and out played badly in both games. They're obviously p*ssed, and I'm sure, they'll do a lot of soul searching on the flight back to Stampede Land ..... Quite honestly, I find it hard to believe the WINGS have had as easy a time with them.Well its off to the Steer and Saddleville ........... A steak sounds pretty good about now. Think I'll rustle one up ...YeeHAAAA! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.png" />


I think you're right about Calgary having not shown up yet, but I also doubt that they will until it's too late... They're spending too much time in the box, and Detroit's powerplay seems to be improving slightly... I know they didn't convert on a number of opportunities, but they've been keeping the Flames penalty killers under control so far in this series. Now they have to figure out how to beat Kipprusoff, while still keeping that hold on the Flames. They've done it twice now in this series, and if they can find a consistent weakness in the replays, they may be able to strike out on the powerplay and grab the next 2 games at the Saddledome with the same ease as they did at the Joe...

Two things for ya Al.Firstly, where is the power play slightly improving? If you can tell me that the lackluster performance on the power play is what you call improving, well we have gone as far as we're going to go. Unless Detroit becomes more interested, emphasis on creativity on the power play, Kipper will continue to stymie this power play. He really hasn't had to do much. Most of the problems thus far have been on the players lounging around with a man advantage. Granted a couple of missed opportunities of the easy goal have gone by the wayside, it still tends to point to the fact of a lack of focus. If you haven't been able to watch the entirety of both games, then you may be in the dark on this issue. I personally think that if we meet a team like Anaheim, we will be needing all the power play goals we can get, and I bet you won't see standing around in front of the net with the likes of Pronger and clan. Calgary is a weaker team.Secondly, is based on the performance of the Wings vs the overall attitude of the Flames. I think you can call the series a wrap after the next couple of games. I don't believe that the Flames have anything more in the bag. Basically Calgary though that they would come into Detroit with some smashmouth hockey and mentally disturb the team like a couple of years ago. This was a reality check for all the other teams in the league during the past couple of games. We have matched intensity and shown TOUGHNESS and GRITT, along with the skill and determination to continue scoring. We play our game and have only seen one bad period of hockey thus far. There is more in the Wings bag I can tell you that, and we haven't even seen #44. I can't tell you how it feels to have your teeth knocked down your throat and pulled out yer ass, but the Flames can! If the Flames think they will go into Calgary and the story will change, I got news for ya.... it's F*cking over!Great two games thus far, and wonderful coaching job as well! Go Babcock! Keep that foot on the throttle!! I love it when he tells the players to match intensity, or he'll kickem so hard, they'll be wearin their asses for a hat! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.png" /> (Not in so many words, but closely related)Go Wings!

I think we're on the same page here then... Yes I said that Calgary hasn't shown up yet, and yes I said that the Detroit powerplay is improving, but I also said that Calgary won't show up until it's too late, and that the Detroit powerplay is improving only slightly...Calgary will most likely be swept in this series because they're playing too physical... When they "show up" the Flames can be one of the most dangerous opponents in the league, but they're not playing that game right now, and it's likely the Wings will make sure they don't get the chance to get into that game. I'm thinking Bertuzzi will be played in Game 3 to give the Wings the physical presence that they'll need to blowout the Flames at home, and shatter the Flames hopes of making a come-back. Calgary won't "show up" until the 3rd period of Game 4, when they're down 3-0, and they might score 1 or 2, before the game ends and the Wings take the series.As for the powerplay, I only said they're slightly improving. They still have plenty of room left for improvement, but they've got to start somewhere, and from what I've seen, they've been doing a good job of holding Calgary's PK unit in check. You don't see many opportunities for the Flames to score shorthanded, which will go a long way to keeping the momentum on the Detroit side. I completely agree that they will need to play much harder against the Anaheim PK unit should they face off in Round 2, but their trouble with the Anaheim PK unit will be with staying in the offensive zone, rather than beating the goaltender. I know Giguere and Bryzgalov are both great goalies, but they're not in the same league as Kipprusoff, and should the Detroit powerplay unit start producing more against Kippy, they'll have one less problem to work on in Round 2.Wings for the Final! Devils for the Cup! (Sorry, but the Wings are my SECOND FAVOURITE team... lol)

Posted by -Al- on 4/15/2007 at 7:53 PM

 

I sure hope the Wings play the Devils in the Finals, as we need to close the door on that team after the 95 Stanley Final sweep they put on us, if I recall correctly. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/tongue.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.png" />

But I doubt the Devils will even get close to Stanley with Detroit, Buffalo, or Anaheim still around. They are good in the East, but no dice with the West teams, in fact, it's what you say...lol! GOOD LUCK!

Go Wings!!

Posted by Glove_Dropper on 4/15/2007 at 9:46 PM

 

I sure hope the Wings play the Devils in the Finals, as we need to close the door on that team after the 95 Stanley Final sweep they put on us, if I recall correctly. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.png" /> But I doubt the Devils will even get close to Stanley with Detroit, Buffalo, or Anaheim still around. They are good in the East, but no dice with the West teams, in fact, it's what you say...lol! GOOD LUCK!Go Wings!!


As long as we're talking about POTENTIALS and taking a walk in DREAM LAND ......I would LOVE to see a Detroit - NJ match-up in the FINALS! This would give the WINGS a chance to Avenge the drubbing, (Yes, it was a Sweep) they recv'd by the DEVILS in '95. I think the NJD and TB Lightening series is one of the better series going on in the EAST right now. Whoever wins this one, will probably end up in the EAST FINAL to decide who goes on to try and bring the CUP home ........... The other one I'd like to see is Detroit V NY Rangers for the Holy Grail. This one would be the first DETROIT match-up with another ORIGINAL SIX member since 1966, when the WINGS were clipped by the illustrious MONTREAL CANADIENS, for the CUP. MONTREAL has 24 Cups to their record! It would also mean a return of SHANAHAN (the wild Irishman) and the chippy SEAN AVERY to face-off against former teamates when they were WINGS .......... Wouldn't that be one hell of a series? <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.png" />

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