Game Thread: Penguins at Red Wings – 5/24

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Pittsburgh Penguins at Detroit Red Wings
May 24, 2008 – 8:00 PM
TV: Versus

29 thoughts on “Game Thread: Penguins at Red Wings – 5/24”

  1. I can’t believe I actually held off until today to open this thread up…

    The eldest players for each team will be out tonight as Chris Chelios and Gary Roberts each sit. Chelios calls himself a healthy scratch after missing Game Six of the Dallas series with a knee injury, while Roberts is recovering from pneumonia.

    Johan Franzen ruled himself out for Game One, though he has begun practicing with the Red Wings after missing the final five games of the Western Conference Finals.

    The Red Wings will go with the same lineup as they used to finish off the Stars, meaning much-malaigned defenseman Andreas Lilja is in the lineup.

    As usual, no predictions from me. I feel good but cautious.

  2. I’m surprised that Cheli is out for game one, considering how much he has been talking to the media.

    I can’t wait to see how Nick is going to handle Crosby and Malkin. That matchup alone will be one of the biggest highlights of the series.

    Looking forward to dropping the puck!

  3. Wings looked good on the first half of their one real power play. Maybe that’ll carry over a bit.

  4. One blown call and 4 penalties to 2 I think the NHL already has Sid’s name etched in the cup. Wings have to play Pens & refs. They have had their chances would love to see them bury the first one (again).

  5. I’m worried that if the Wings don’t score on this power play, it’ll come back to bite them in the ass.

  6. I’m breathing now after the SHG but if the Pens are gonna goon it up, I wanna see the Wings smack them right back down.

  7. And Zata says “Goon it up, we’ll turn your goalie into a little bitch.”

  8. Brilliant performance. 4 Goals, shutout for Ozzie, what more can you ask for?

  9. I think I saw almost everything I hoped the Wings would do tonight. Well, well played.

    Three. Three to go.

  10. Oh my god. A reporter just asked Babcock about the disallowed goal. Basically said “The stick was in the crease? Is that illegal now? Did he touch him? Did he interfere in any way?” And then refused to say any more on it. :cursing:

  11. That was one of the oddest games I have seen, so to say. Especially the first period, people falling everywhere. But good. :cursing: I’m happy for Samuelsson! Too bad, he was one short. And the shorthanded goal was superb. And the one that was disallowed. :) And the shutout. Osgood is still playing fantastically stellar.

    I’m very excited for the rest of the series since Don Cherry supports the Wings, considering last year he was supporting Anaheim from the very beginning and they won. :o We’ll see if it happens again.

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