• Bert doesn’t need teammates, he can do it all himself.

    Clark Rasmussen October 20, 2013 1:22 AM
  • Oh, yeah, and now that I’m caught up… Wings with no second A tonight or did I miss it?

    Clark Rasmussen October 20, 2013 1:24 AM
  • Glendening was good on the PK there but Helm would have turned it into a shorthanded breakaway and missed.

    Clark Rasmussen October 20, 2013 1:33 AM
  • Doan can’t score even when he cheats.

    Clark Rasmussen October 20, 2013 2:11 AM
  • If Smith is okay, what was he doing acting like he’d been shot?

    Clark Rasmussen October 20, 2013 2:24 AM
  • Embellishment. Now they call that?!

    Clark Rasmussen October 20, 2013 3:15 AM
  • But, but, Howard was sprawled out on the ice!

    Clark Rasmussen October 20, 2013 3:22 AM
  • Wings will take a penalty before this power play is over.

    Clark Rasmussen October 20, 2013 3:24 AM
  • Quick post-game notes because I don’t want to spend any more time on it than I have to…


    The Wings really played two games tonight.  The first game, they did a pretty good job of controlling the flow of play and had a 3-0 lead.  Then Phoenix goalie Mike Smith died on the ice and the second game started.


    Exaggeration?  Exactly.


    Smith stayed in the game after staying on the ice just long enough to get Detroit’s third goal called back and that’s when the second game began.  In the second game, the Red Wings were tentative and lazy and controlled nothing.  The Coyotes crawled back to a 2-2 tie and then got another ridiculous stroke of luck when the puck bounced off an official and right to a Phoenix player to turn play the other way and score to make it 3-2.


    So, yeah, Detroit’s third goal was called back by an official, Phoenix’s was assisted by one.


    No, I don’t think the refs were out to get the Wings.  It was just annoying.


    Down a goal, Detroit absolutely collapsed, eventually allowing another.  Then the perfect kicker: Smith throws the puck the length of the ice and scores into the empty net with 0.1 seconds remaining.  That’s right, after flopping and getting a Detroit goal called back, which changed the entire momentum of the game, Smith scores a goal.  Of course.

    Clark Rasmussen October 20, 2013 4:23 AM