Game Thread: Blue Jackets at Red Wings – 10/21

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Columbus Blue Jackets at Detroit Red Wings
October 21, 2011 – 7:30 PM
TV: FSD


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  • The Red Wings – off since last Saturday – resume their OHL-like schedule with another set of weekend games. Tonight it’s the Columbus Blue Jackets visiting Detroit and tomorrow the Wings are in Washington to face the Capitals.

    Columbus is winless, suffering through injuries (Jeff Carter), suspensions (James Wisniewski) and indifference (averaging 11,394 fans in their four home games). The Wings are unbeaten (though they needed overtime to rally past the Minnesota Wild last week). With the similarly-undefeated Capitals up tomorrow, it’s easy to see how tonight’s matchup fits as a trap game.

    Jimmy Howard gets the start against Steve Mason. Mike Commodore remains on STIR and will not play against his former team. With Brendan Smith’s AHL suspension over, he’s with the Griffins tonight rather than burning off a game of his NHL suspension with the Wings (he has two games of that remaining). Patrick Eaves and Fabian Brunnstrom are the healthy scratches.

    Clark Rasmussen October 21, 2011 9:15 AM
  • On paper this should be an easy win however, as Clark mentioned, this has the making of a trap game. One of the keys to tonight’s game will be to avoid overconfidence which triggers lazy play.

    SYfanSD October 21, 2011 11:04 AM
  • Ken and Mickey talking about “making up” for the off nights later in the season like it’s a good thing.

    Clark Rasmussen October 21, 2011 11:33 AM
  • Not sure what I think of that penalty on Homer. I feel like I’ve seen worse go uncalled but its a new NHL (again).

    Clark Rasmussen October 21, 2011 11:45 AM
  • Helm going face-first into that block is terrifying.

    Clark Rasmussen October 21, 2011 11:46 AM
  • Franzen has both Wings’ PPGs on the season. Real nice, quick shot.

    Clark Rasmussen October 21, 2011 11:54 AM
  • Wings let Columbus dictate the pace for most of the second. Need to come back with more jump in the third, can’t let the Jackets get into it,.

    Clark Rasmussen October 22, 2011 1:11 AM
  • Need to come out strong in the third!!!

    I agree… The music at JLA sucks!

    SYfanSD October 22, 2011 1:22 AM
  • That new commercial with Drapes and Ozzie is LAME!

    SYfanSD October 22, 2011 1:24 AM
  • I like the CFS line. (Czech… Fin… Swede)

    SYfanSD October 22, 2011 1:28 AM
  • We have got to get Helm to the All-Star fastest skater competition!

    SYfanSD October 22, 2011 1:29 AM
  • sh*t

    SYfanSD October 22, 2011 1:30 AM
  • Howard screened by his own man with no one covering the guy on the point. Ugly breakdown.

    Clark Rasmussen October 22, 2011 1:31 AM
  • Howard screened by his own man with no one covering the guy on the point. Ugly breakdown.

    Laziness… Pure laziness.

    SYfanSD October 22, 2011 1:34 AM
  • Nick!!!! I love it!!!

    SYfanSD October 22, 2011 1:40 AM
  • Used every second of that. Should have been much better but can’t complain about the result.

    Clark Rasmussen October 22, 2011 1:40 AM
  • Thank god Lidstrom made up for that last one.

    Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 October 22, 2011 1:40 AM
  • First PPG of the season not scored by Franzen.

    Clark Rasmussen October 22, 2011 1:41 AM
  • Goal baby!

    DetroitRiver October 22, 2011 1:41 AM
  • Thank god Lidstrom made up for that last one.

    Amen!

    SYfanSD October 22, 2011 1:41 AM
  • Who’s going to score if Franzen’s in the box?

    Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 October 22, 2011 1:50 AM
  • Helm!

    SYfanSD October 22, 2011 1:51 AM
  • Important PK there. Solid D.

    Clark Rasmussen October 22, 2011 1:52 AM
  • REception on my 4G network sucks tonight. I’ll make up for it as I’ll be sitting behind the Red Wing box tomorrow in D.C.

    DetroitRiver October 22, 2011 1:58 AM
  • Dr. Fil with three assists!

    SYfanSD October 22, 2011 2:00 AM
  • 4 point Fil!

    DetroitRiver October 22, 2011 2:02 AM
  • Bush league performance by the Jackets.

    SYfanSD October 22, 2011 2:05 AM
  • Not a bad start to the season…

    DetroitRiver October 22, 2011 2:06 AM
  • “Last time he scored a hat trick, he didn’t score for 20 games.”

    Dr. Fil is just great.

    Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 October 22, 2011 2:13 AM
  • Can’t really complain about a 5-0 start, but the Wings definitely coasted at points tonight. Against a better team that might have meant something. Against a Columbus team that already looks significantly defeated, not so much.

    The Jackets definitely had their chances tonight the Red Wings were slow in their own end throughout much of the second period. Here’s the question, though: Was Columbus’ lack of scoring because they’re that bad or because even a slow Detroit team is that good?

    Partway through the game I was thinking, “Wow, this has really slowed down but the Wings are locking things down in their own zone.” Then I saw that the Blue Jackets were outshooting the Red Wings in the middle period. Was it really that the Wings had locked things down or were the Jackets just not capitalizing? I’d like to hope the former but I’m not sure.

    I tweeted this when it happened but just to mention it again: Great to see Ericsson with a good fight but that didn’t need to happen. Dorsett had nothing to lose and everything to gain in terms of getting his team momentum, I wouldn’t have minded seeing Ericsson decline and not give him the opportunity. That said, it all worked out.

    First game without a point for Jiri Hudler but the rest of the second line picked up the slack as Franzen and Filppula each had four points. That line is going to be highly important this season if Datsyuk and Zetterberg are going to be played together on the top line so it’s fantastic to see so much from them early.

    Hopefully the slower play by Detroit tonight means they’ll be rested in Washington tomorrow in a battle of undefeated teams.

    Clark Rasmussen October 22, 2011 3:02 AM
  • Three consecutive goals by Franzen across six days, all on the power play.

    Clark Rasmussen October 22, 2011 12:07 PM
  • Brassard was the only one who didn’t stop moving there. Everyone else got spun around when the initial shot came off the post.

    Clark Rasmussen October 22, 2011 12:09 PM
  • Not sure what I think of that penalty on Homer. I feel like I’ve seen worse go uncalled but its a new NHL (again).

    Agreed. I’m not sure what to think anymore.

    SYfanSD October 22, 2011 12:27 PM
  • Three consecutive goals by Franzen across six days, all on the power play.

    The Mule is on fire!

    SYfanSD October 22, 2011 12:28 PM
  • White, then Zetterberg, then Holmstrom, then Datsyuk. Great job by the entire team to stay with the puck there.

    Clark Rasmussen October 22, 2011 12:33 PM
  • If that was ‘Moves Like Jagger’ they were playing in the JLA I’m going to cry. They seriously play some of the sh*ttiest music ever.

    Also that was a good fight, IMO.

    Even if that wasn’t Moves Like Jagger they still play ridiculous crap.

    Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 October 22, 2011 12:37 PM
  • Damn, Ericsson kicked some ass there. Classy end to it, too.

    Clark Rasmussen October 22, 2011 12:38 PM
  • If that was ‘Moves Like Jagger’ they were playing in the JLA I’m going to cry. They seriously play some of the sh*ttiest music ever.

    Which lets me break out my favorite quote about the music at the Joe, that it hasn’t been updated “since Brendan Shanahan was traded to the team in 1996 and requested Republica’s ‘Ready to Go.'” Obviously not entirely true but the sentiment stands.

    Clark Rasmussen October 22, 2011 12:42 PM
  • Which lets me break out my favorite quote about the music at the Joe, that it hasn’t been updated “since Brendan Shanahan was traded to the team in 1996 and requested Republica’s ‘Ready to Go.'” Obviously not entirely true but the sentiment stands.

    It’s so true! And now that they have finally started to get newer music, they of course play the worst songs from the radio.

    I’ll get back on topic now it’s just infuriating. That or the Wings fans need to acquire some taste.

    Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 October 22, 2011 12:54 PM
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