21 thoughts on “Game Thread: Flames at Red Wings – 4/15”

  1. Much like the thread for Game 1, I start the thread for Game 2 with news about Bertuzzi…

    http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/artic…/704140424/1128

    He’s out. Seems like they’re playing it safe, no reason to make a change since the lineup worked so well in Game 1. Can’t argue with that but if the Flames get tougher, it’d be nice to have a bigger guy out there.

  2. Much like the thread for Game 1, I start the thread for Game 2 with news about Bertuzzi…

    http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/artic…/704140424/1128

    He’s out. Seems like they’re playing it safe, no reason to make a change since the lineup worked so well in Game 1. Can’t argue with that but if the Flames get tougher, it’d be nice to have a bigger guy out there.

    I understand the need to play it safe, but I think this might have an adverse effect. We’ll see if we can make due on the physical onslaught sure to come!

  3. Series : Detroit leads 1-0.

    Schedule :
    Thu Apr 12: Detroit 4, Calgary 1
    Sun Apr 15 @ Detroit 1:00 ET
    Tue Apr 17 @ Calgary 10:00 ET
    Thu Apr 19 @ Calgary 10:00 ET
    x-Sat Apr 21 @ Detroit 3:00 ET
    x-Sun Apr 22 @ Calgary 6:30 ET
    x-Tue Apr 24 @ Detroit 7:00 ET

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    Record: 1-0 | Home: 1-0 | Road: 0-0 | GF: 4 | GA: 1 | PP: 14% | PK: 80% | OT Record: 0-0
    Leader in Goals: P. Datsyuk, V. Filppula, N. Lidstrom and M. Schneider [1], Assists: P. Datsyuk, J. Franzen, T. Holmstrom,
    J. Hudler, R. Lang, B. Lebda, N. Lidstrom and M. Schneider [1]
    , Pts: P. Datsyuk, N. Lidstrom and M. Schneider [2]

    Roster :
    Goaltenders: 30 Chris Osgood | 39 Dominik Hasek
    Defense: 3 Andreas Lilja | 5 Nicklas Lidstrom | 22 Brett Lebda | 23 Mathieu Schneider | 24 Chris Chelios
    45 Kyle Quincey | 55 Niklas Kronwall | 95 Danny Markov
    Forwards: 8 Matt Ellis | 11 Daniel Cleary | 13 Pavel Datsyuk | 15 Josh Langfeld | 17 Kyle Calder | 18 Kirk Maltby
    20 Robert Lang | 26 Jiri Hudler | 28 Tomas Kopecky | 33 Kris Draper | 37 Mikael Samuelsson
    40 Henrik Zetterberg | 44 Todd Bertuzzi | 51 Valtteri Filppula | 93 Johan Franzen | 96 Tomas Holmstrom

    Hot :
    None.
    Cold :
    None.
    Injuries :
    Day-to-day: T. Bertuzzi [Concussion]
    Indefinite: N. Kronwall [Sacrum] and T. Kopecky [Collarbone]

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    Record: 0-1 | Home: 0-0 | Road: 0-1 | GF: 1 | GA: 4 | PP: 20% | PK: 86% | OT Record: 0-0
    Leader in Goals: A. Tanguay [1], Assists: K. Huselius and D. Langkow [1], Pts: K. Huselius, D. Langkow and A. Tanguay [1]

    Roster :
    Goaltenders: 29 Jamie McLennan | 34 Miikka Kiprusoff
    Defense: 3 Dion Phaneuf | 4 Roman Hamrlik | 5 Mark Giordano | 6 Brad Stuart | 7 Andrei Zyuzin
    21 David Hale | 28 Robyn Regehr | 44 Rhett Warrener | 49 Richie Regehr
    Forwards: 10 Tony Amonte | 11 Stepahen Yelle | 12 Jarome Iginla | 15 Byron Ritchie | 16 Jeff Friesen | 17 Eric Godard
    18 Matthew Lombardi | 19 Wayne Primeau | 20 Kristian Huselius | 22 Daymond Langkow | 24 Craig Conroy
    25 Darren McCarty | 26 Marcus Nilson | 40 Alex Tanguay | 58 David Moss

    Hot :
    None.
    Cold :
    None.
    Injuries :
    Day-to-day: Robin Regehr [Knee]
    Indefinite: Richie Regehr [Concussion]

  4. Huge, huge early goal by Datsyuk. Great steal from Tanguay, I’m a bit surprised that Kipper couldn’t stop the shot.

  5. Lidstrom with the five-on-three goal! Wings have gotta keep this pressure up, don’t let them get in the game at all.

  6. Great game shaping up for the Wings early on… Too bad I gotta get going right now… I’ll probably catch the highlights on the NHL site later…

  7. Holy hell, I think everyone knew the Flames would come out strong, I don’t think anyone expected them to come out stupid.

  8. Damnit, Flames get on the board. I question the call on Samuelsson but in this game it’s going to be called. We’ll see if the Wings can keep Calgary from evening things up.

  9. Wings are absolutely on their heels. Not looking good.

    A break in the action, so I’ll weigh in. The Wings seem to be trying hard to give this game away. Half way through the 2nd period, score 2-1, and if the action continues like it has for the last 20 minutes of regulation, The Wings will lose this game ….
    I don’t get it ….. Flames are winning the one-on-one battles, and throwing their weight around. Lang was drilled in front of the Flame bench. I hope that wakes him up!

    Oh well, we’ll see …

  10. Detroit looked a lot better at the end of the second. They weren’t forechecking for sh*t for a lot of the period, maybe this is a sign that they’re waking back up. Or maybe Calgary is burning out. Or both.

  11. End of the 2nd and I’m not terribly impressed with the action. I don’t see the FLAMES over powering, but I do see the WINGS failing to execute some pretty basic stuff. Only point I’ll make, is that the WINGS had better not sit back. I’ve seen it happen, time and time again, with a 2 goal lead evaporating, because the WINGS fail to execute, losing battles in the corners and along the boards …. Its rediculous to out shoot an opponent 34-11 and only have a ONE goal lead ……. I’m p*ssed! :flagusa:

  12. agreed, unexcusable goal differential right now considering the difference in shots. Wings need to execute better in the 3rd.

  13. A great game puts the Wings up 2-0 going to the Saddledome. Great goals by Datsyuk, Lidstrom, and Filpulla.

    Calgary will be going out in a clean sweep! (Had to say that cause my bro’s a Flames fan… lol)

  14. Really strong finish by the Wings, hope they’re not giving the Flames anything to build on in Calgary. This makes Game Three a virtual must-win for the Flames. If the Wings can split the next two games (or better), they’re sitting nicely.

  15. I think Calgary will squeak away with one at home, but as you said, Detroit needs to at least split it at the Saddledome and get a win back at the Joe.

  16. They had me worried in the 2nd period. The fact is, Calgary hasn’t showed up yet. Out shot and out played badly in both games. They’re obviously p*ssed, and I’m sure, they’ll do a lot of soul searching on the flight back to Stampede Land ….. Quite honestly, I find it hard to believe the WINGS have had as easy a time with them.

    Well its off to the Steer and Saddleville ……….. A steak sounds pretty good about now. Think I’ll rustle one up …YeeHAAAA! :P

  17. They had me worried in the 2nd period. The fact is, Calgary hasn’t showed up yet. Out shot and out played badly in both games. They’re obviously p*ssed, and I’m sure, they’ll do a lot of soul searching on the flight back to Stampede Land ….. Quite honestly, I find it hard to believe the WINGS have had as easy a time with them.

    Well its off to the Steer and Saddleville ……….. A steak sounds pretty good about now. Think I’ll rustle one up …YeeHAAAA! :P

    I think you’re right about Calgary having not shown up yet, but I also doubt that they will until it’s too late… They’re spending too much time in the box, and Detroit’s powerplay seems to be improving slightly… I know they didn’t convert on a number of opportunities, but they’ve been keeping the Flames penalty killers under control so far in this series. Now they have to figure out how to beat Kipprusoff, while still keeping that hold on the Flames. They’ve done it twice now in this series, and if they can find a consistent weakness in the replays, they may be able to strike out on the powerplay and grab the next 2 games at the Saddledome with the same ease as they did at the Joe…

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