Osgood Stops 31 as Red Wings Take 2-0 Series Lead over Penguins

Detroit netminder Chris Osgood stopped 31 of the 32 shots he faced for the second night in a row, leading his Red Wings to another win over the Pittsburgh Penguins and a 2-0 lead in their Stanley Cup Finals matchup.

It was the eighth time in Detroit's 18 playoff games this spring that Osgood allowed one goal or fewer.

Unlike in Game One, the Penguins opened the game's scoring, with an Evgeni Malkin power play goal with 3:10 left in the first period. After a goal-mouth scramble, Malkin snapped a shot on net that Detroit defenseman Brad Stuart bounced off of Osgood and across the goal line.

Jonathan Ericsson got the Red Wings on the board at 4:21 of the second period, blasting a one-timer from the point past Marc-Andre Fleury off of a faceoff.

Valtteri Filppula put Detroit in front 6:08 later, just after the expiration of a Red Wings' power play. Marian Hossa put a shot on Fleury from the bottom of the left faceoff circle and the puck squirted free on the other side of the net. As Jordan Staal knocked Tomas Holmstrom into the crease, Filppula backhanded an acute-angle shot into the top of the net.

For the second consecutive game Justin Abdelkader wrapped up the scoring. Just 2:47 into the second period he skated into the Pittsburgh zone against three defenders, looped along the top of the circles with the puck, and then swatted a fluttering puck over Fleury's glove.

The goal gives Abdelkader two on the series, leading all players.

Fleury finished the night with 23 saves on 26 Detroit chances.

The Penguins scored on their only power play while the Red Wings were held without a goal on two tries with the extra attacker, one of which was a 19-second five-on-three to end the game.

The five-on-three came about after Maxime Talbot speared Osgood in an attempt to knock the puck loose after a save. In the ensuing scrum, Malkin instigated a fight with Henrik Zetterberg.

The NHL has announced that the automatic suspension from an instigator penalty in the final five minutes of a game will be rescinded for Malkin and he will be available for Game Three.

Game Three will be on Tuesday night as the series shifts to Pittsburgh.


Notes: The Red Wings were once again without Pavel Datsyuk and Kris Draper, who remain out of the lineup due to injuries.

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Wow was not expecting that from there. He's on fire.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/31/2009 at 10:18 PM

 

What a goal by Abdelkader! No way the Penguins could have "prepared" for him!

Posted by OldBroad on 5/31/2009 at 10:22 PM

 

Big stop by Ozzie on Crosby.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/31/2009 at 10:31 PM

 

I feel like I'm going to need to scream for about the next 90 seconds of play.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/31/2009 at 10:39 PM

 

Get off our f*cking goalie!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/31/2009 at 10:41 PM

 

I feel like I'm going to need to scream for about the next 90 seconds of play.


Get a stress ball? :cI feel good so far <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" /> I am like...on a high from being so angry about my research paper. Haha.I think this game is pretty much over.AND WOW. MALKIN VS. ZETTERBERG. Surely my eyes are lying.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/31/2009 at 10:41 PM

 

Hey Gary. Remember how you said no "message sending" would be tolerated late in a game. Uphold that rule. I dare you.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/31/2009 at 10:45 PM

 

TWO f*ckING GAMES DOWN!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/31/2009 at 10:46 PM

 

f*cking hell yeah. Two down. Another great performance by Osgood. Malkin v Zetterberg was f*cking epic.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/31/2009 at 10:48 PM

 

i love how Malkin swing's his stick at the back of Hank's head where will the retaliation from the league be there oh that's right the Pengirl's get no response from Buttman and company but anyway deja vu all over again 2-0 Wing's!!!!

Posted by bigred4478 on 5/31/2009 at 10:48 PM

 

They called Malkin for an instigator at the end there. That's supposed to be an automatic suspension in the last five minutes.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/31/2009 at 10:49 PM

 

i can't wait either to see the excuse's on the board's tonight from Pen's fan's last night it was fluke goal's well same score tonight and all solid they are gonna cry that Hank pulled that puck out but it was never in

Posted by bigred4478 on 5/31/2009 at 10:50 PM

 

As has been pointed out elsewhere... Series score, Pittsburgh Penguins 2, Justin Abdelkader 2.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/31/2009 at 10:55 PM

 

FUKK YEAH!!!

Posted by pattonbordin on 5/31/2009 at 11:01 PM

 

If Malkin is not suspended it will show just how much the league need's to rid itself of that turd of a commish Gary "I Love Cindy" Buttman..you notice how NBC commentator's didn't find it neccesary to mention that little fact either how convienient

Posted by bigred4478 on 5/31/2009 at 11:05 PM

 

3 goal post hit tonight?? Osgood is good? I DON"T THINK SO!! Lucky SOB!!

Posted by jra500 on 5/31/2009 at 11:18 PM

 

3 goal post hit tonight?? Osgood is good? I DON"T THINK SO!! Lucky SOB!!


is this a Penguin troll on our board whining about the demise of Cindy Crybaby and Genni Malkin??? get lost

Posted by bigred4478 on 5/31/2009 at 11:22 PM

 

Wow... You sure as heck know your hockey?????????????????

Posted by jra500 on 5/31/2009 at 11:25 PM

 

3 goal post hit tonight?? Osgood is good? I DON"T THINK SO!! Lucky SOB!!


Well I guess we don't need a good goalie when the Penguins can't hit the net. I'll take it either way.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/31/2009 at 11:26 PM

 

Wow... You sure as heck know your hockey?????????????????


lol i know i don't have to go to a Pen's fan board to make myself feel better don't worry this will all be over by Thursday then you can cry all summer

Posted by bigred4478 on 5/31/2009 at 11:29 PM

 

Whatever?? 1/4 inch the other way on any of those shots and its 1-1. Oh well, lucky teams win most years...

Posted by jra500 on 5/31/2009 at 11:32 PM

 

FYI, the NHL has already said Malkin won't be suspended.http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=280536


Malkin was given an instigator penalty for the incident, but the NHL has rescinded the automatic suspension and he will be available for Game 3.


Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/31/2009 at 11:34 PM

 

Whatever?? 1/4 inch the other way on any of those shots and its 1-1. Oh well, lucky teams win most years...


1/4 inch in the opposite direction and it's not even off the post.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/31/2009 at 11:34 PM

 

Whatever?? 1/4 inch the other way on any of those shots and its 1-1. Oh well, lucky teams win most years...


don't get mad cause your team only has 2 girl's to get the job done and we have eliminated them thus far i guess bottomline is GET MORE TALENT!! oh and by the way this isn't a mediocre Eastern Conference you guy's are playin welcome to reality

Posted by bigred4478 on 5/31/2009 at 11:35 PM

 

Question: What will the team do with the whiz kids when this season ends? I admire Draper and Maltby (and Maltby has had a good playoff, I think) as much as the next fan, but were I a season ticket holder, I'd be wanting to see Helm and Lieno (sp) and Abdelkader every game. (I guess it is agreed that Ericsson will be with the team next year.) How fortunate to have such depth of talent....I understand that it is a great benefit to the organization, etc., to have these guys available....Is it fair to them to hold them in the development league when they are obviously NHL ready? Or aren't they? Discuss, please.

Posted by OldBroad on 5/31/2009 at 11:42 PM

 

Question: What will the team do with the whiz kids when this season ends? I admire Draper and Maltby (and Maltby has had a good playoff, I think) as much as the next fan, but were I a season ticket holder, I'd be wanting to see Helm and Lieno (sp) and Abdelkader every game. (I guess it is agreed that Ericsson will be with the team next year.) How fortunate to have such depth of talent....I understand that it is a great benefit to the organization, etc., to have these guys available....Is it fair to them to hold them in the development league when they are obviously NHL ready? Or aren't they? Discuss, please.


Maltby could potentially be a casualty i don't see how Helm is not up fulltime next year as well as Ericsson i'm not so sure about Abdelkader or Leino yet we have Hossa, Hudler and Sammy up for FA Conklin to i believe and not alot in cap room to spend we will see what play's out

Posted by bigred4478 on 5/31/2009 at 11:49 PM

 

Whatever?? 1/4 inch the other way on any of those shots and its 1-1. Oh well, lucky teams win most years...


tell the pens that.. Tell them to aim a little better. It's just skill really.

Posted by RRhoads on 5/31/2009 at 11:50 PM

 


Question: What will the team do with the whiz kids when this season ends? I admire Draper and Maltby (and Maltby has had a good playoff, I think) as much as the next fan, but were I a season ticket holder, I'd be wanting to see Helm and Lieno (sp) and Abdelkader every game. (I guess it is agreed that Ericsson will be with the team next year.) How fortunate to have such depth of talent....I understand that it is a great benefit to the organization, etc., to have these guys available....Is it fair to them to hold them in the development league when they are obviously NHL ready? Or aren't they? Discuss, please.


Maltby could potentially be a casualty i don't see how Helm is not up fulltime next year as well as Ericsson i'm not so sure about Abdelkader or Leino yet we have Hossa, Hudler and Sammy up for FA Conklin to i believe and not alot in cap room to spend we will see what play's out

Maltby won't be a casualty, he's way too cheap. Abdelkader will be back in GR. Samuelsson will probably be gone, as will Kopy. That frees up spots for Leino and Helm. Lebda and/or Lilja will be gone, making room for Ericsson.Lilja may not even have a choice in the matter as his headaches have yet to subside. That's something like three months now. Bad deal.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 6/1/2009 at 12:19 AM

 

http://www.nhl.com/i...s.htm?id=424480 there is the official word from Buttman's goon apparently you can toss the rulebook if the commish want's his merry group of ladie's to win the Cup this is outrageous the NHL under this guy is a joke hopefully we clinch in Detroit so we get to here ASSHOLE!!!!!!! as he come''s out to presnt the Cup

Posted by bigred4478 on 6/1/2009 at 12:22 AM

 

Just something I was think about: Justin Abdelkader scored his first two NHL goals in his first two Stanley Cup final games. There can't be many NHL players in history who have done that.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 6/1/2009 at 7:30 AM

 

As a Penguins fan I am not going to complain about being down 2-0. I believe there has been some questionable calls (Zetterberg in the crease, Hossa for hooking) that have been missed but that happens in hockey. I dont think the Penguins can come back and win the series, but I think this series is going to go 6 or maybe 7. Bigred, how old are you? Show a little respect and quit with the name calling, you talk as though you were a 13 year old on the playground. Im a Penguins fan, but I would not bash the Red Wings as I have respect for their players, management and coaches. I believe we have two great teams in the finals and arguably 5 of the top 10 players in the world playing right now. I know the Wings are up 2-0, but lets remember this series could easily have been 1-1 or even 2-0 Pittsburgh. Its been a close series in which a couple of calls (missed or made) and a couple of bounces has decided it. Good luck going forward and I hope we get to see 6 or 7 games.

Cheers

Posted by burke6687 on 6/1/2009 at 9:05 AM

 

As a Penguins fan I am not going to complain about being down 2-0. I believe there has been some questionable calls (Zetterberg in the crease, Hossa for hooking) that have been missed but that happens in hockey. I dont think the Penguins can come back and win the series, but I think this series is going to go 6 or maybe 7. Bigred, how old are you? Show a little respect and quit with the name calling, you talk as though you were a 13 year old on the playground. Im a Penguins fan, but I would not bash the Red Wings as I have respect for their players, management and coaches. I believe we have two great teams in the finals and arguably 5 of the top 10 players in the world playing right now. I know the Wings are up 2-0, but lets remember this series could easily have been 1-1 or even 2-0 Pittsburgh. Its been a close series in which a couple of calls (missed or made) and a couple of bounces has decided it. Good luck going forward and I hope we get to see 6 or 7 games.Cheers


Burke,You must have "misremembered". You see, the refs have swallowed thier whistles both ways! Its totally a different game if penalties are called EITHER way. In game 2 pens get a pp goal and for all intensives purposes the wings did too. There easily could have been 8 penalties per team but there wasnt. So whats that leave us with? 2 power plays, 2 goals and one score, 3-1 WINGS!!!!! And to add insult to injury the pens out played us for most of the game and still didnt have enough intestinal fortitude to get it done. And the wings were not happy with how they played and still won. Game 3 the pens better bring it or this is over and thats goings to be tough with Dats back hopefully. New 3rd line!!!!!!! Dats, Abby and Helms!!!! Ouch!!!!!

Posted by Mooseknuckle on 6/1/2009 at 12:13 PM

 


As a Penguins fan I am not going to complain about being down 2-0. I believe there has been some questionable calls (Zetterberg in the crease, Hossa for hooking) that have been missed but that happens in hockey. I dont think the Penguins can come back and win the series, but I think this series is going to go 6 or maybe 7. Bigred, how old are you? Show a little respect and quit with the name calling, you talk as though you were a 13 year old on the playground. Im a Penguins fan, but I would not bash the Red Wings as I have respect for their players, management and coaches. I believe we have two great teams in the finals and arguably 5 of the top 10 players in the world playing right now. I know the Wings are up 2-0, but lets remember this series could easily have been 1-1 or even 2-0 Pittsburgh. Its been a close series in which a couple of calls (missed or made) and a couple of bounces has decided it. Good luck going forward and I hope we get to see 6 or 7 games.Cheers


Burke,You must have "misremembered". You see, the refs have swallowed thier whistles both ways! Its totally a different game if penalties are called EITHER way. In game 2 pens get a pp goal and for all intensives purposes the wings did too. There easily could have been 8 penalties per team but there wasnt. So whats that leave us with? 2 power plays, 2 goals and one score, 3-1 WINGS!!!!! And to add insult to injury the pens out played us for most of the game and still didnt have enough intestinal fortitude to get it done. And the wings were not happy with how they played and still won. Game 3 the pens better bring it or this is over and thats goings to be tough with Dats back hopefully. New 3rd line!!!!!!! Dats, Abby and Helms!!!! Ouch!!!!!

Dude relax, Im not insulting the Wings, they are a great team and if they win the cup they will have deserved it. All I'm saying is that a couple of missed calls (two possible penalty shots and a missed penalty that resulted in a goal) could have changed the series. I think Pittsburgh has been very competitive and have played just as well as Detroit. This series could easily be tied or reverse of where it stands right now. I believe that Detroit has gotten a few more fortunate bounces and calls. Malkin definitley got away with one at the end of the game, so it has gone both ways, I just believe that Detroit has gotten more.

Posted by burke6687 on 6/1/2009 at 12:35 PM

 



As a Penguins fan I am not going to complain about being down 2-0. I believe there has been some questionable calls (Zetterberg in the crease, Hossa for hooking) that have been missed but that happens in hockey. I dont think the Penguins can come back and win the series, but I think this series is going to go 6 or maybe 7. Bigred, how old are you? Show a little respect and quit with the name calling, you talk as though you were a 13 year old on the playground. Im a Penguins fan, but I would not bash the Red Wings as I have respect for their players, management and coaches. I believe we have two great teams in the finals and arguably 5 of the top 10 players in the world playing right now. I know the Wings are up 2-0, but lets remember this series could easily have been 1-1 or even 2-0 Pittsburgh. Its been a close series in which a couple of calls (missed or made) and a couple of bounces has decided it. Good luck going forward and I hope we get to see 6 or 7 games.Cheers


Burke,You must have "misremembered". You see, the refs have swallowed thier whistles both ways! Its totally a different game if penalties are called EITHER way. In game 2 pens get a pp goal and for all intensives purposes the wings did too. There easily could have been 8 penalties per team but there wasnt. So whats that leave us with? 2 power plays, 2 goals and one score, 3-1 WINGS!!!!! And to add insult to injury the pens out played us for most of the game and still didnt have enough intestinal fortitude to get it done. And the wings were not happy with how they played and still won. Game 3 the pens better bring it or this is over and thats goings to be tough with Dats back hopefully. New 3rd line!!!!!!! Dats, Abby and Helms!!!! Ouch!!!!!

Dude relax, Im not insulting the Wings, they are a great team and if they win the cup they will have deserved it. All I'm saying is that a couple of missed calls (two possible penalty shots and a missed penalty that resulted in a goal) could have changed the series. I think Pittsburgh has been very competitive and have played just as well as Detroit. This series could easily be tied or reverse of where it stands right now. I believe that Detroit has gotten a few more fortunate bounces and calls. Malkin definitley got away with one at the end of the game, so it has gone both ways, I just believe that Detroit has gotten more.

Watch the replay today at 2pm on nhl network, try to unbias yourself and be the ref. Ill be doing this as well. Call the game like a regular season game would have been and we'll see what kind of penalty #s we come up with. It will be a fun little info gathering exercise. P.S. I'll give you the penalty shot for gm1 but not gm 2, the puck was shot into Zet, its not like he jumped on it.

Posted by Mooseknuckle on 6/1/2009 at 12:56 PM

 

As a Penguins fan I am not going to complain about being down 2-0. I believe there has been some questionable calls (Zetterberg in the crease, Hossa for hooking) that have been missed but that happens in hockey. I dont think the Penguins can come back and win the series, but I think this series is going to go 6 or maybe 7. Bigred, how old are you? Show a little respect and quit with the name calling, you talk as though you were a 13 year old on the playground. Im a Penguins fan, but I would not bash the Red Wings as I have respect for their players, management and coaches. I believe we have two great teams in the finals and arguably 5 of the top 10 players in the world playing right now. I know the Wings are up 2-0, but lets remember this series could easily have been 1-1 or even 2-0 Pittsburgh. Its been a close series in which a couple of calls (missed or made) and a couple of bounces has decided it. Good luck going forward and I hope we get to see 6 or 7 games.Cheers


We will just say i'm old enough to hold my own beyond a playground as for respect i refuse to respect a punk ass kid who think's he's bigger than the league who is alway's a whiny little baby in defeat and the league constantly doe favor's for and the Malkin deal is the perfect example he swung his stick at the back of Hank's head with blatant intent Satan hopped in it as well and for some reason all the Pen's fan's believe Hank started it?? gimme a break i'm done with it tho the Pen's had their shot to put us in a bad spot and now it will be over sooner than later

Posted by bigred4478 on 6/1/2009 at 2:10 PM

 


As a Penguins fan I am not going to complain about being down 2-0. I believe there has been some questionable calls (Zetterberg in the crease, Hossa for hooking) that have been missed but that happens in hockey. I dont think the Penguins can come back and win the series, but I think this series is going to go 6 or maybe 7. Bigred, how old are you? Show a little respect and quit with the name calling, you talk as though you were a 13 year old on the playground. Im a Penguins fan, but I would not bash the Red Wings as I have respect for their players, management and coaches. I believe we have two great teams in the finals and arguably 5 of the top 10 players in the world playing right now. I know the Wings are up 2-0, but lets remember this series could easily have been 1-1 or even 2-0 Pittsburgh. Its been a close series in which a couple of calls (missed or made) and a couple of bounces has decided it. Good luck going forward and I hope we get to see 6 or 7 games.Cheers


We will just say i'm old enough to hold my own beyond a playground as for respect i refuse to respect a punk ass kid who think's he's bigger than the league who is alway's a whiny little baby in defeat and the league constantly doe favor's for and the Malkin deal is the perfect example he swung his stick at the back of Hank's head with blatant intent Satan hopped in it as well and for some reason all the Pen's fan's believe Hank started it?? gimme a break i'm done with it tho the Pen's had their shot to put us in a bad spot and now it will be over sooner than later

You seem to be the only one whining there big guy.

Posted by burke6687 on 6/1/2009 at 2:22 PM

 

Does any one here realize that instigating isn't always an "automatic suspension"? Criteria, folks...none of it was met. Just figured I'd give the Wings fans here a little dose of reality, as I can see it's badly needed in this thread. If it was Holmstrom or perhaps Cleary, I'm sure they would have reviewed it and come to the exact same conclusion.

Really, can you wings fans think of something else to do than cry about not getting the whistle? You're up two games in the series and all I see in every article/discussion I've read is Wings fans complaining about not getting the call. Detroit could very well be winning the cup for the second year and a row and you really just can't handle the fact that Malkin is going to be playing tomorrow night? I thought all you had to do to beat the Penguins is shut him and Crosby down? What are you crying about?

Every time there's a game on at Joe Louis arena, you'll see fans standing up with their hands in the air screaming and crying about not getting the whistle when a good majority of the time, whatever just happened is completely legitimate. I've decided this is probably the most irritating thing in the world. The Red Wings organization is top notch, making a lot of great decisions and it's a najor force to bereckoned with in the NHL. I gotta wonder about some of the fans though...

Detroit is playing very smart hockey right now and if Pittsburgh wants to accomplish anything in this series they are definitely going to have to figure out how to make some things happen without Crosby or Malkin. It can be done, they've proven it. Let's dial back the complaining a little bit though folks, I mean...really. I think we all have a pretty good idea of how this is all going to end and as fans you definitely have a team you can be proud of, It just seems like some of you could grow up a bit.

Posted by jrr106 on 6/1/2009 at 7:54 PM

 

Every time there's a game on at Joe Louis arena, you'll see fans standing up with their hands in the air screaming and crying about not getting the whistle when a good majority of the time,


This statement can be said about any arena in the NHL.Go on messageboards of any team with passionate fans and you will read how the refs have it in for them, they favour the other team, the league has a conspiracy agenda against them and how Bettman is clueless.Believe me, I am a Habs fan and we are probably the worst offenders.

Posted by Stormo on 6/1/2009 at 8:24 PM

 

Does any one here realize that instigating isn't always an "automatic suspension"?


I have no idea what you said past that because you started out so wrong. True, it's not always a suspension, but it is always a suspension when it happened at the time that it did last night.From Rule 56A of the NHL Rulebook...


A player who is deemed to be the instigator of an altercation in the final five (5) minutes of regulation time or at any time in overtime, shall be assessed an instigator minor penalty, a major for fighting, a ten minute misconduct and an automatic one-game suspension. The length of suspension will double for each subsequent offense. In addition, the player's coach shall be fined $10,000 -- a fine that will double for each subsequent incident.


Emphasis mine.I've stayed out of it today but here's the deal, people.#1 - This is a hockey board but it's a Wings board first. If you've come here to complain about Wings fans complaining, you're in the wrong place.#2 - This is a Wings board first but it is also a hockey board, so Wings fans need to know that I feel fans of other teams have just as much of a right to post here as anyone else, provided that they remember the first note.#3 - My goal is intelligent debate here, not personal attacks. One liners, frustration and profanity in the GDT are to be expected (I do enough of it myself) but I consider those posts as part of a running commentary rather than a dialogue. If you're trying to prove a point, back it up with proof.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 6/1/2009 at 9:34 PM

 

ya know after thinking about it i'm glad he's playing to be the best you gotta beat the best right?? and he is one of their best i got pretty hot over the swing at Hank's head with the stick i'm over it let's play!!! i apologize to anyone i offended and look forward to the remainder of what really has been a good serie's with 2 exciting game's in thus far Game On folk's

Posted by bigred4478 on 6/1/2009 at 9:44 PM

 

From Rule 56A of the NHL Rulebook...



A player who is deemed to be the instigator of an altercation in the final five (5) minutes of regulation time or at any time in overtime, shall be assessed an instigator minor penalty, a major for fighting, a ten minute misconduct and an automatic one-game suspension. The length of suspension will double for each subsequent offense. In addition, the player's coach shall be fined $10,000 -- a fine that will double for each subsequent incident.


Ya but... then there's Rule 47.22"A player or goalkeeper who is deemed to be the instigator of an altercation in the final five (5) minutes of regulation time or at anytime in overtime, shall automatically be suspended for one game. The Director of Hockey Operations will review every such incident and may rescind the suspension based on a number of criteria. The criteria for the review shall include, but not limited to, the score, previous incidents, etc. The length of suspension will double for each subsequent offense. This suspension shall be served in addition to any other automatic suspensions a player may incur for an accumulation of three or more instigator penalties. When the one-game suspension is imposed, the Coach shall be fined $10,000 – a fine that will double for each subsequent incident. No team appeals will be permitted either verbally or in writing regarding the assessment of this automatic suspension."Seems the NHL has two conflicting rules to deal with the same event. What a train wreck that league can be.

Posted by Stormo on 6/1/2009 at 10:06 PM

 

I never denied that the suspension could be rescinded. My point was just that, yes, in the final five minutes of the third it is an automatic suspension.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 6/1/2009 at 11:49 PM

 

OK, YzerFan19...we could probably argue about what's in the rulebook until the cows come home. Stormo seems to be correct, there are conflicting rules to deal with the same event. If one is an ammendment to the other will some one please let me know and I will concede (or perhaps not) my previous point. Otherwise, no...I did not start off wrong. The rulebook does clearly state that certain criteria have to be met for it to be an AUTOMATIC suspension.

As for your points 1, 2 and 3...fair enough. Perhaps my post was a bit of a knee jerk reaction to some of the thing's I've seen and I will sincerely apologize for my lack of candor in that respect (and for my spelling errors, was typing a bit fast). Like I said, I have a great deal of respect for the Red Wing organization, it just really drives me crazy to see Detroit fans complaining about not getting the calls (and it's happening A LOT), when they're up two games in the series and things are looking pretty good. Again, perhaps this isn't the forum for expressing that frustration and I'll try to keep that in mind from here on out.

Looking forward to tomorrow night.

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Posted by jrr106 on 6/1/2009 at 11:57 PM

 

Agreed that we'd end up debating the conflicting points of the rulebook endlessly. I read that as an automatic suspension that can be rescinded at any time. It sounds to me like you're reading it as if the suspension is rescinded as quickly as Malkin's was last night, it never actually happened. Same result either way.

As the three administrative notes aren't directed at anyone in particular, I just wanted to throw throw them out there to make sure everyone knew where things stand.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 6/2/2009 at 12:04 AM

 

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