• The Red Wings look to rebound from a pretty awful effort in Chicago on Tuesday night and keep their home winning streak alive as they host the Vancouver Canucks tonight.

    New acquisition Kyle Quincey will make the first appearance of his return to the Wings. He’s slotted to play alongside Jonathan Ericsson on the third pairing, as well as see power play (he practiced alongside Ian White) and penalty kill time.

    Jimmy Howard will get his second start after coming back from his broken index finger.

    Game time is 7:30 PM on FSD.

    Clark Rasmussen February 23, 2012 10:50 AM
  • Blown power plays will bite the Wings in the ass. This one looks a lot like Tuesday.

    Clark Rasmussen February 24, 2012 1:16 AM
  • Yep, of course the Canucks score on a play like that. White can’t stay off his goalie.

    Clark Rasmussen February 24, 2012 2:00 AM
  • Go figure

    SYfanSD February 24, 2012 2:07 AM
  • Big hit by Kronner. He’s getting better about those hops.q

    Clark Rasmussen February 24, 2012 2:30 AM
  • Best trade of the deadline, thus far. Quincey makes it 2-1.

    Clark Rasmussen February 24, 2012 2:37 AM
  • Why can’t they play like this on the road?

    SYfanSD February 24, 2012 2:43 AM
  • And that should have been cleared when they had it behind the net.

    Clark Rasmussen February 24, 2012 2:51 AM
  • Saw that coming.

    SYfanSD February 24, 2012 2:51 AM
  • Abbey! Helm is on fire!

    SYfanSD February 24, 2012 2:52 AM
  • Goddamn, I love that third line.

    Clark Rasmussen February 24, 2012 2:52 AM
  • I don’t even want to say it… Stupid penalty coming up?

    Clark Rasmussen February 24, 2012 2:59 AM
  • That was probably the most venomous ‘F***’ I’ve ever yelled. Really? Just really?

    Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 February 24, 2012 3:06 AM
  • Tying goal off a very generous icing. Surprise.

    Clark Rasmussen February 24, 2012 3:07 AM
  • I swear the refs are against the streak.

    SYfanSD February 24, 2012 3:08 AM
  • f*cking shootouts.

    Clark Rasmussen February 24, 2012 3:17 AM
  • I’m getting the feeling that we’re never going to hear the end of this, though I don’t know why. Hope my gut’s wrong.

    Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 February 24, 2012 3:22 AM
  • You had to know that the streak would end in a shootout, especially seeing how those were such a point of contention over the past couple weeks on whether or not the streak “really counted” because of Detroit’s overtime and shootout wins.

    It’s frustrating because the Wings were close. This could have been a win. If any of Detroit’s three shooters had any bit of inspiration in the shootout… If Danny Cleary didn’t put two great chances in overtime right into Roberto Luongo… If the linesman didn’t buy Sami Salo’s “I’m trying as hard as I can to pretend to try as hard as I can” leading to that last icing call (or, even better, if Todd Bertuzzi is more careful dumping the puck out in the first place)…

    But I say it’s okay to be frustrated because no one knows how to act when a twenty-three game winning streak comes to an end. Next time someone does it, they can let me know.

    What the Wings need to do to get a new streak going? Power play. My god, they need to get the power play clicking. That’s a dead horse, I know, but they’ve had chances the last two games that they didn’t look remotely competent on. It’s biting them in the ass repeatedly.

    Two days in a row off twice next week should give them some time to calm things down and work on this stuff. We’ll see if it helps.

    Clark Rasmussen February 24, 2012 3:47 AM
  • Worried about the Filppula line matching up against Kesler, a little. Decent shift there, though.

    Clark Rasmussen February 24, 2012 12:41 PM
  • Surprise! Worthless power play!

    Clark Rasmussen February 24, 2012 12:46 PM
  • No one expected Helm to shoot there. Great to see him finish another one.

    Clark Rasmussen February 24, 2012 12:57 PM