• Stu Barnes could return to the lineup for the Stars but it looks like that would be the only roster change for either team for Game Two.

    The way the Stars have been complaining to the media about goalie interference on Detroit’s third goal in Game One, you can probably expect that to be watched a bit more closely this time around. The Stars feel they’re “owed” one.

    Of course, I hope the Wings did just as much lobbying, ’cause as loud as the Stars have been they still got away with a bit. Marty Turco’s blatant elbow to the head of Darren Helm way outside the crease early in the third period comes to mind. Of course, the Versus guys barely mentioned it (the crowd was going nuts).

    Turco still hasn’t proven anyone who says he can’t win in Detroit wrong. I won’t say he can’t, just that he hasn’t.

    Wings win this one, it could be a quick series.

    Thread note: My laptop is in the shop so I’ll be checking in at intermissions. Going old-school and taking game notes with pencil and paper.

    Clark Rasmussen May 10, 2008 2:04 AM
  • Agreed, Turco doesn’t really seem interested in proving he can win at the Joe. As far as the complaining goes, you can expect at least one or two goal tender interference call on Homer.

    According to Hockey this morning on XM the league wants to prove that the refs can get it right. Although it always seems to come at the Wings expense, I have a feeling that I am going be p*ssed at the refs.

    I also concur that this could be a short series. All I want to know is how we are going to counter the Pens! That is a fast moving team!

    Side Note: Happy late 43rd birthday to Stevie Y!

    SYfanSD May 10, 2008 4:11 AM
  • Expected Stars lineup change: Matt Niskanen in on the blueline for Mark Fistric. Stu Barnes won’t be ready to go.

    Clark Rasmussen May 10, 2008 8:57 AM
  • Great early hit by Drake!

    Britishwingsfan May 10, 2008 11:14 AM
  • Helm! Just after surviving the 4 on 1 as well!

    Britishwingsfan May 10, 2008 11:21 AM
  • I missed the pregame out with in-laws. Why is Franzen out?

    Beautiful shot by Helmer.

    Clark Rasmussen May 10, 2008 11:21 AM
  • No idea. Missed it as well.

    Britishwingsfan May 10, 2008 11:28 AM
  • Concussion like symptoms out for game 3 as well

    fitch.1918 May 10, 2008 11:29 AM
  • bummer

    fitch.1918 May 10, 2008 11:30 AM
  • NO! That killed any momentum.

    Britishwingsfan May 10, 2008 11:32 AM
  • don’t see lidstrom make to many mistakes like that. need the next one

    fitch.1918 May 10, 2008 11:32 AM
  • Disallowed. sh*t. Thought that was it then.

    Britishwingsfan May 10, 2008 11:34 AM
  • Wheres the calls missed the punch to the back of the head on datsyuk, the slash by turco and the cross check

    fitch.1918 May 10, 2008 11:35 AM
  • finally lets get one here

    fitch.1918 May 10, 2008 11:36 AM
  • Who’s surprised that the refs can see phantom hand-passes to negate Detroit goals but not any of the cross-checking Dallas does?

    Clark Rasmussen May 10, 2008 11:37 AM
  • thats big

    fitch.1918 May 10, 2008 11:40 AM
  • They couldn’t stop that one!

    Britishwingsfan May 10, 2008 11:40 AM
  • Someone punch ott where was osgoods help

    fitch.1918 May 10, 2008 11:47 AM
  • Ott turns around and gives Osgood a shot. No call. Yet it’s Dallas bitching about goalie interference.

    Do the Versus guys know Detroit is playing? Every stoppage it’s about what Dallas is doing.

    And, yeah, huge goal by Zetterberg. Gotta keep Turco under pressure, he’ll keep cracking.

    Clark Rasmussen May 10, 2008 11:49 AM
  • Thinking about it more, that Datsyuk goal that was blown dead would have been on highlights everywhere. Way to go ref. Good thing the NHL doesn’t need highlights.

    I will retract my blame when someone shows me a clear view that it was a hand-pass.

    Clark Rasmussen May 10, 2008 11:59 AM
  • Breathtaking save by Ozzie.

    Britishwingsfan May 11, 2008 1:09 AM
  • Huge power play coming up here.

    Clark Rasmussen May 11, 2008 1:12 AM
  • Holding on here. Come on!

    Britishwingsfan May 11, 2008 1:28 AM
  • did you see the dallas player swing his stick at the glass after the penalty call

    fitch.1918 May 11, 2008 1:31 AM
  • dirty dirty dirty

    fitch.1918 May 11, 2008 1:36 AM
  • f*cking Ribeiro. f*cking shower of sh*te the Stars are. That’s put a bitter taste on the win.

    Britishwingsfan May 11, 2008 1:38 AM





    drwmike33 May 11, 2008 1:39 AM
  • I want Ribeiro gone. Done. Not gonna happen though.

    Clark Rasmussen May 11, 2008 1:40 AM
  • Versus calls it a lovetap. I can’t believe they got those words out with their lips so firmly attached to Dallas’ collective balls.

    Clark Rasmussen May 11, 2008 1:42 AM
  • I want Ribeiro gone. Done. Not gonna happen though.

    He’ll be gone…it’s a question of who does it…the league or McCarty.

    drwmike33 May 11, 2008 1:43 AM
  • He’ll probably get a f*cking congratulatory phone call off Bettman. One twat to another.

    Britishwingsfan May 11, 2008 1:45 AM
  • This is going to be spun as Osgood started it and got what he deserved. Everyone’s okay, no harm, no foul.

    Whatever. Wings won. Two down. Suck it, Dallas.

    Clark Rasmussen May 11, 2008 1:52 AM
  • Well, since I hate Versus, I watched it on the CBC, they still kind of favoured Dallas, but it was more neutral then Versus.

    I liked the fact that Darren Helm scored, which was nice. I hope Franzen gets better soon with the mysterious headaches, and I hope Dallas stops being so dirty. They remind me of Anaheim last year, well….Anaheim in general.

    That one goal shouldn’t have been called back, and as someone said earlier, it was weak. =/ But it’s nice to see the Wings can still win without Mule. I’m keeping my fingers crossed he’ll be back soon, though.

    &&;; I don’t remember who it was after the game, but whoever hit Osgood should be kicked out of the playoffs, or at least the next game.

    Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 May 11, 2008 1:59 AM
  • It did hit Zetterberg in the hand the top of the glove and then datsyuk touched it, if that is considered a hand pass it was the right call…weak but right

    fitch.1918 May 11, 2008 12:06 PM
  • Big penalty kill.

    Britishwingsfan May 11, 2008 12:11 PM
  • Ozzie’s coming up huge.

    Britishwingsfan May 11, 2008 12:24 PM
  • Nice cheap shot Turco.

    drwmike33 May 11, 2008 12:29 PM
  • dallas is playing dirty big time need to make them pay for it

    fitch.1918 May 11, 2008 12:30 PM
  • How the f*ck did he get away with that? f*cking wanker. PP anyway though.

    Britishwingsfan May 11, 2008 12:31 PM
  • why is it 4 on 4

    fitch.1918 May 11, 2008 12:32 PM
  • why is it 4 on 4

    They called diving.

    a$$hole refs.

    drwmike33 May 11, 2008 12:37 PM
  • these versus guys are all about dallas….they should just go down there with there jersey’s and blow them during break

    fitch.1918 May 11, 2008 12:41 PM
  • i wish someone youd just kick ott’s A$$

    fitch.1918 May 11, 2008 12:42 PM
  • these versus guys are all about dallas….they should just go down there with there jersey’s and blow them during break

    I’m not allowed to say that out loud down here, but I’m sure thinking it.

    After two… Turco’s getting away with all sorts of stuff. Makes me wish more and more that Helm would have gone after him after the elbow in Game One. Wings didn’t have anything to lose then.

    Diving call was bullsh*t. I don’t know how someone can be known to wear extra padding because of all the abuse he takes but still have a repuation as a diver. Seems like if he was diving, he wouldn’t need the padding.

    And I still think that another stick touched the puck before Datsyuk’s on the non-goal. Haven’t gone back to do the replays though.

    Speaking of replays, seems like Versus does a lot fewer of them than FSN does. Guess that’s what happens when you need to fit in the “Reasons Dallas is so f*cking great, sponsored by Trojan” graphic in each stoppage.

    Clark Rasmussen May 11, 2008 12:48 PM