35 thoughts on “Game Thread: Red Wings at Sharks – 5/2”

  1. I’m skipping ahead to Game Four right now ’cause it’s been announced that Homer will return for that one. The Detroit News has it among many other places.

    I’d be surprised if it wasn’t Kyle Calder coming out to make room for him. Reports are he’s playing with a broken hand. Too bad the Wings don’t have a healthy extra center floating around, Lang could come out then, too.

  2. Now tonight’s game is really frikkin’ huge for Detroit. A win and it’s a 3-game series with home ice. A loss and they need to win three straight to stay alive.

    The last time the Wings won a series after losing Game Three to go down 2-1 was in 1998, a first-round matchup against the Coyotes that they won in six games.

    The last time they won a series after going down 3-1 was in 1992, when they came back to beat the Minnesota North Stars in the first round before being swept by a Finals-bound Chicago team in the Norris Division Finals.

    Minnesota North Stars and the Norris Division… That was a long time ago. Nicklas Lidstrom is the only Red Wing left from the team that did that, the then-21-year-old played all 11 games of the playoffs in his first season with Detroit.

  3. wow Calder is playing with a broken hand.. that sucks because he is a good away/grinder player. Homer is back for game four cool. Hopefully he can play tonight.

  4. Calder, even with the broken hand, stays in tonight. Hudler comes out to make room for Homer.

  5. Down 1-0 after one. Not the end of the world by far but it would have been really nice to get the first goal. At least the power play got a lot of chances, hopefully they can use that to get some momentum to start the second.

    Did you know that there is absolutely nothing interesting about the Detroit Red Wings? That’s what Versus would have me believe. All of the “personal interest” stories have been about the Sharks.

    San Jose’s goal? You could see it coming as soon as Detroit didn’t clear. Ugly breakdown by the Wings, specifically Bertuzzi. You have got to clear when you get it out there.

  6. Down 1-0 after one. Not the end of the world by far but it would have been really nice to get the first goal. At least the power play got a lot of chances, hopefully they can use that to get some momentum to start the second.

    Did you know that there is absolutely nothing interesting about the Detroit Red Wings? That’s what Versus would have me believe. All of the “personal interest” stories have been about the Sharks.

    San Jose’s goal? You could see it coming as soon as Detroit didn’t clear. Ugly breakdown by the Wings, specifically Bertuzzi. You have got to clear when you get it out there.

    The Bertuzzi, Lang and Samuelson line ….

    and now, another WING breakdown …

    This one has taken an ugly turn.

  7. Nice, Versus review shows too many men on the ice for San Jose but the refs were too busy fellating Thornton to catch it, even though they had no problem with it when it was on Detroit. Consistency!

  8. Heh, Zetterberg gets held up going to the net old-NHL style. “We’ve seen a lot of penalties called this postseason that looked a lot like that.”

    Consistency! Is it a f*cking penalty or not?!

  9. YEEEA what hand eye coordination, Homer in front scores out of mid air at the end of the 2nd!

  10. Well its SHOW TIME …. Its time for some RED WINGS to step to the plate.This is the Period the WINGS must change things around to extend their playoff hopes. I’m thinking a couple WINGS are going to pull a CHARACTER win tonight.

    Otherwise …. I’m predicting a SHARK upset in this series. Anyone else want to expound??

  11. Heh, so your prediction is that if the Wings fall down 3-1, having lost 3 of 4 games, they won’t win 3 in a row take the series? Doesn’t seem like going out on much of a limb there. ;)

    Hopefully it won’t come to that, Wings are still buzzing but they’re running out of time.

  12. Heh, so your prediction is that if the Wings fall down 3-1, having lost 3 of 4 games, they won’t win 3 in a row take the series? Doesn’t seem like going out on much of a limb there. ;)

    Hopefully it won’t come to that, Wings are still buzzing but they’re running out of time.

    HaHa, you’re right … WINGS down 3-1 …. hmmm, well I guess we could hope for a miracle ….. its not out of the realm of possibilities ….. ;)

  13. Well, like I’ve been saying … all my bitchin about LANG was for a REASON !!!!! Haha

    ;)

  14. The Good luck ICE CREAM WORKED!!! Lang w/ 30 seconds left ties the GAME!!!! I said I wouldn’t give up on him.

  15. We go to overtime. I need a nap.

    Give LANG a cigar …….. ;) Talk about a “TIMELY” goal ……

    My gawd, if the WINGS don’t win this one in OT … I’m gonna have a break-down!

  16. At least they’re fighting back and not letting San Jose take the series lead. Good effort even if they don’t come out on the good side.

  17. The Good luck ICE CREAM WORKED!!! Lang w/ 30 seconds left ties the GAME!!!! I said I wouldn’t give up on him.

    Haha … I’ve gave up on him several times in the last 20 games … thank gawd I did, cuz each time I said he should try a different sport, he’s come thru with a goal or an assist ….

    ;)

  18. WINGS have to do better clearing the puck …. giving too many Opportunites to the SHARKS!!!

  19. You seriously want to tell me that none of these San Jose hooks have been as bad as the Schneider one?

  20. Whew! ;) My fingernails are a little bit shorter ………….. Gawd they made me nervous this game …. They can’t keep doing this — coming back 2 goals down to win games in OT — There’s an easier way Guys!

  21. This Makes GAME #5 SOOOOOOOOO Important now~ AND with the series going back to MOTOWN — The WINGS have the advantage! And guess what guys? I got tickets!!!!! Hahaha ;)

  22. This Makes GAME #5 SOOOOOOOOO Important now~ AND with the series going back to MOTOWN — The WINGS have the advantage! And guess what guys? I got tickets!!!!! Hahaha ;)

    I have tickets for Section 203 …. $138 ….. they gotta win

  23. Heh, that’s gonna make the gameday thread pretty quiet here, I’ll be at the game as well. Section 212B, trying to decide whether to wear my Holmstrom or Filppula jersey (which finally shipped and will arrive on Friday, just in time to break them out for the game).

  24. Does homer have a hamstring injury now? He left in the overtime to the wings lockerroom

  25. He’s got an extra day in between Game Four and Game Five, so whatever it is I hope he can bounce back.

  26. Heh, that’s gonna make the gameday thread pretty quiet here, I’ll be at the game as well. Section 212B, trying to decide whether to wear my Holmstrom or Filppula jersey (which finally shipped and will arrive on Friday, just in time to break them out for the game).

    I’ll have to check my seats and let you know where I’m gonna be … I know its section 203, but I don’t have the tickets in front of me to give you any more detail

  27. Heh, that’s gonna make the gameday thread pretty quiet here, I’ll be at the game as well. Section 212B, trying to decide whether to wear my Holmstrom or Filppula jersey (which finally shipped and will arrive on Friday, just in time to break them out for the game).

    I’ll have to check my seats and let you know where I’m gonna be … I know its section 203, but I don’t have the tickets in front of me to give you any more detail

    Not that Homer I’d turn down a HOMER jersey, but I like Filpula right now …. so that’s the # I’d be wearing …. I don’t have any of the new guys jersey’s, I have a FEDOROV, KOZOV and one without a name … guess I gotta go with the NO NAME
    ;)

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