Game Thread: Kings at Red Wings – 2/7

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Los Angeles Kings at Detroit Red Wings
February 7, 2008 – 7:30 PM

8 thoughts on “Game Thread: Kings at Red Wings – 2/7”

  1. The Wings look to match a franchise-high nine-game winning streak tonight. A win tonight would put them in position to set a new franchise record in Toronto on Saturday on Hockey Day in Canada.

    Chris Osgood gets the start for Detroit. No one seems to know who will start for Los Angeles, as they’ve has a bit of goalie movement (Jean-Sebastien Aubin cleared waivers but wasn’t sent down while Dan Cloutier cleared re-entry waivers), the only goalie not subject to any of that is Jason Labarbera.

    Rob Blake and Dustin Brown are out for the Kings. Blake is injured and Brown’s wife just gave birth to their first child.

    I’ll be missing the start of the game live, soccer starts at 7:20. I’ll catch up via DVR and hopefully be live by the end of the third.

  2. I hope someone does a commentary then! :lol:

    Awesome. :D I am happy to see them play a different team (well, I know they have already played them a few times but not back-to-back crazy like some of the others)

    D: I will watch it when I get home, for I will be gone also!

  3. I got home just in time for the third period and ended up turning it off with about five minutes left. We should make up for this in Toronto

  4. Wow, I disappear and no one else sticks around either. Good game for everyone to miss.

    The Wings had nothing tonight. Four goals in the third period? I don’t blame the defense, two power play goals (though the call on Hudler leading to the first was weak as all hell) and two unlucky bounces (bounced over Datsyuk’s stick on the O’Sullivan goal and bounced off Holmstrom’s stick straight to Kopitar for the final goal).

    I think I’ll write this up in the morning, I’m not bothering to do it tonight.

  5. I expect the next game to go poorly, too. The Wings barely got the win in Minnesota and couldn’t hold on against LA. These kinds of things happen in a season, though, so I don’t think it’s anything to worry about. I’d rather win on Sunday than on Saturday.

  6. Disappointing and even more so, frustrating loss. Hoping it is just a general let down, a temporary lapse, after so much success thus far this season. This is understandable given so many great wins, great performances.

    Adversity is a good thing.

    We still have a lot to commend our team for.

    Lets hope they spring back next game, with a solid effort and win.

  7. Actually I was begining to wonder if we are too good. I must admit that I have been impressed with the ways that we have won some of the games in the last two months. However, I feel that we become so used to winning that we expect to do it every time we play somebody. Thus we have become lazy and not as agressive as we normally would be.

    The same could be said for the goaltenders, are they at the point where they have gotten used to facing so few shots that they are over worked when they face 20+ ?

    Regular season domination is one thing, but the post season is a whole different kind of hockey.

    I just don’t want to have another great season and then fall in the first round

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