• Still reeling from a 3-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks last night, the Red Wings return home to host the St. Louis Blues in Detroit’s annual New Year’s Eve game.

    If that setup sounds familiar, it should. The Wings and Blues met in Detroit on Tuesday. Additionally, this will be the fourth New Year’s Eve meeting between the two teams since 1997.

    Detroit coach Mike Babcock has said there will be no lineup changes for the Wings, meaning Jimmy Howard starts in goal again and the kid line of Cory Emmerton, Joakim Andersson and Gustav Nyquist will stay together.

    Game time is 7:00 on FSD.

    Clark Rasmussen December 31, 2011 10:43 AM
  • Franzen woke up. Damn, that’s a nice goal.

    Clark Rasmussen January 1, 2012 1:11 AM
  • Abdelkader with a hell of a shot after a steal by Miller, then a horrible fight by Commodore. Didn’t need to indulge Crombeen there.

    Clark Rasmussen January 1, 2012 1:14 AM
  • Hudler worked his ass off for that one. Great second effort.

    Clark Rasmussen January 1, 2012 1:35 AM
  • Woo Hoo Hudsy!!!!

    DetroitRiver January 1, 2012 1:35 AM
  • Anyone else feel like this game is just dragging on?

    Clark Rasmussen January 1, 2012 2:09 AM
  • Yeah… Just want it to end before something bad happens (injury…).

    DetroitRiver January 1, 2012 2:21 AM
  • Goose egg for Jimmy!!!

    DetroitRiver January 1, 2012 2:29 AM
  • Tonight was the best the Red Wings have played against St. Louis this season and it showed on the scoreboard.

    It was the first time in four meetings that Detroit didn’t get bottled up along the boards by the Blues’ puck-pressure. Instead, the Wings had chances from the slot area and were able to get to the net.

    Of course, the offense was helped by Jimmy Howard’s stellar goaltending, yet again. In this twelve game home winning streak, he has three shutouts and a GAA well under 2.00.

    As I mentioned on Twitter immediately after the game, it’s great to see Justin Abdelkader come back from the quiet room to score a goal and be named the game’s second star. The hit was ugly, though definitely not the worst we’ve seen (helped by the fact that there was no injury). You have to think there will be supplemental discipline but we’ll see.

    Clark Rasmussen January 1, 2012 2:59 AM
  • Damn! Another post!!

    SYfanSD January 1, 2012 12:21 PM
  • Recap thus far: Awful PP, ugly hit on Abs, Jimmy Howard is a goddammed beast.

    Clark Rasmussen January 1, 2012 12:28 PM