Game Thread: Sabres at Red Wings – 1/16

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Buffalo Sabres at Detroit Red Wings
January 16, 2012 – 7:30 PM
TV: FSD


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  • We’ve got storylines tonight as the Red Wings host the Buffalo Sabres.

    Detroit forward Drew Miller takes on his brother, Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller. The two haven’t competed against each other in the last two meetings between the teams, as Ryan was out with a concussion on December 2 and Drew was a healthy scratch last February 26.

    The Red Wings head into the game looking for a franchise-record fifteenth consecutive win at home. To be a downer about that, their fourteen-game run in 1964-65 didn’t have the benefit of overtime or shootout wins, but they all count the same now.

    No lineup changes for Detroit, meaning Jan Mursak and Mike Commodore are out and Jimmy Howard gets the start.

    Game time is 7:30. FSD has the TV.

    Clark Rasmussen January 16, 2012 11:56 AM
  • I’m not feeling the Hockeytown logo anymore.

    SYfanSD January 17, 2012 1:01 AM
  • Howie stands tall.

    SYfanSD January 17, 2012 1:06 AM
  • Vintage Mule. Hell of a shot.

    Clark Rasmussen January 17, 2012 1:12 AM
  • I’m not feeling the Hockeytown logo anymore.

    If they’re going to keep the moniker at center ice, they need an updated logo. So very dated.

    Clark Rasmussen January 17, 2012 1:13 AM
  • I’m not feeling the Hockeytown logo anymore.

    If they’re going to keep the moniker at center ice, they need an updated logo. So very dated.

    Agreed. If they are going to keep it, at least make it more modern.

    The Mule rocks!

    SYfanSD January 17, 2012 1:15 AM
  • Nick said screw it, I’ll take the open net!

    SYfanSD January 17, 2012 1:16 AM
  • Aww Mick, stop bringing up Fleury, I still have nightmares.

    Clark Rasmussen January 17, 2012 1:16 AM
  • I respect that he is Russian however, as long as he has been here, he could put more effort towards English. Afterall, it is an American city that is paying him millions.

    SYfanSD January 17, 2012 1:19 AM
  • Damn, Bert. Damn.

    Clark Rasmussen January 17, 2012 1:39 AM
  • I respect that he is Russian however, as long as he has been here, he could put more effort towards English. Afterall, it is an American city that is paying him millions.

    He fakes it to screw with people. Keating included.

    Clark Rasmussen January 17, 2012 1:40 AM
  • Ryan Miller stuck around just long enough for Drew Miller to get his point.

    Clark Rasmussen January 17, 2012 1:41 AM
  • If they’re going to keep the moniker at center ice, they need an updated logo. So very dated.

    I second this as long as they never update Hey, Hey, Hockeytown.

    Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 January 17, 2012 1:44 AM
  • I respect that he is Russian however, as long as he has been here, he could put more effort towards English. Afterall, it is an American city that is paying him millions.

    He fakes it to screw with people. Keating included.

    True. Those guys were professionals during the Cold War.

    SYfanSD January 17, 2012 2:29 AM
  • Thank god Ken jinxed the Sabres and their losing away games record instead of the Wings’ winning home one.

    Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 January 17, 2012 3:02 AM
  • And Jimmy gets the goose egg!

    SYfanSD January 17, 2012 3:02 AM
  • I managed to harp on the negatives even after a big OT win for Detroit over the Blackhawks on Saturday, so let’s start there for tonight’s win over the Sabres.

    The Wings definitely let up after Ryan Miller got pulled from the Buffalo net. They did that after the first period against Chicago and it nearly bit them in the ass. I don’t like seeing it, but it’s easier to understand tonight than it was on Saturday with the Red Wings up by five rather than only two.

    And that final score may have been 5-0 but that wasn’t entirely because the Red Wings were that good. The Sabres were absolutely awful. Give the Red Wings credit for some great plays and for taking advantage of what they were given, but if I were a Buffalo fan I’d be p*ssed at that team’s effort.

    But like I said, Detroit did make some great plays.

    Todd Bertuzzi’s spin-o-rama in front of the goal reminds you that, for a big guy, he has soft hands. He’s on a roll and it’s good to see.

    Henrik Zetterberg finally got a goal, Johan Franzen had a hell of a shot for his goal. Nicklas Lidstrom’s goal… How the hell did no one have him?

    And Jimmy Howard with the shutout is fantastic. Didn’t have to make a ton of big stops or anything but consistency counts.

    Great to see the fifteenth consecutive home win. Records are fun. This one’s a little weird ’cause the Wings are so (relatively) awful on the road that they need these wins at home just to make up for it. It’d be a lot easier to celebrate a major home winning streak if they weren’t in a three-way battle for first in the division.

    Clark Rasmussen January 17, 2012 3:28 AM
  • Well, the power play is still broken, it’d seem.

    Clark Rasmussen January 17, 2012 12:44 PM
  • There we go, Zata back on the scoresheet.

    Clark Rasmussen January 17, 2012 12:46 PM
  • Well, the power play is still broken, it’d seem.

    We were on the PP?

    SYfanSD January 17, 2012 12:47 PM
  • There we go, Zata back on the scoresheet.

    And well deserved at that!

    SYfanSD January 17, 2012 12:48 PM
  • We’ve got storylines tonight as the Red Wings host the Buffalo Sabres.

    Detroit forward Drew Miller takes on his brother, Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller. The two haven’t competed against each other in the last two meetings between the teams, as Ryan was out with a concussion on December 2 and Drew was a healthy scratch last February 26.

    The Red Wings head into the game looking for a franchise-record fifteenth consecutive win at home. To be a downer about that, their fourteen-game run in 1964-65 didn’t have the benefit of overtime or shootout wins, but they all count the same now.

    No lineup changes for Detroit, meaning Jan Mursak and Mike Commodore are out and Jimmy Howard gets the start.

    Game time is 7:30. FSD has the TV.

    Our inconsistent play when it matters concerns me in a situation such as this. On paper, this should be an easy win however, I could see the time coming out in a “Varsity Blues” fashion to start the first.

    SYfanSD January 17, 2012 12:51 PM
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