Game Thread: Blues at Red Wings – 1/23

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St. Louis Blues at Detroit Red Wings
January 23, 2012 – 7:30 PM

23 thoughts on “Game Thread: Blues at Red Wings – 1/23”

  1. The Red Wings host the St. Louis Blues in a key midseason Central Division matchup tonight. Detroit sits atop the division and the league, one point up on the Blues, who have a game in hand.

    The two teams won’t meet again until April 4, the Red Wings final road game of the regular season. They’ve split their four meetings thus far this season.

    Detroit coach Mike Babcock says that the Red Wings will go with the same lineup as they used on Saturday, admitting that he reserved the right to change his mind.

    Game time is 7:30 PM on FS+.

  2. I’ve got nothing other than I hate the National Broadcast and I wish we would play better.

  3. I saw the number in the 90s in front of the net and thought for sure it was Homer. He probably wouldn’t have done that.

  4. How’s that fight looking a period later?

    Wings skating much better, Blues aren’t done yet though.

  5. Jimmy standing strong. Wings really needed a PPG there, now it’s going to be a battle to the end.

  6. Don’t you hate it when a team can’t compete with skill (the Blues) so they just start throwing their bodies at everything?

  7. Quick postgame notes ’cause I’m sick and need to try to get to sleep.

    Chris Stewart challenging Brad Stuart at the end of the first period was just a stupid move by the St. Louis forward. Your team has the lead and you put them on the PK? Wings took advantage and that was the turning point of the game. From then on, the Blues were chasing the Wings.

    Similarly, Carlo Colaiacovo spending 15 seconds with Darren Helm in a headlock while skating four aside and with his team down by one? Why the hell do you do that? Worst-case (which happened), it’s an insurance goal against. There’s just no upside to it.

    It shows that the Blues still have a ways to go mentally.

    That said, they’ve proven throughout this season that they’re a much more dangerous team than a lot of people are giving them credit for. They’re a lot like Nashville in that they’re a system team with solid goaltending but I think the Blues have more talent and a better coach than the Predators do. They may drop off their current pace, they may not. I’m glad the Wings don’t play them until April.

    Seventeen consecutive home wins. They’ve needed a lot of extra time to get those points but that’s impressive nonetheless.

    Jimmy Howard. Don’t love seeing him getting into fights but I love that he’s willing to. He’s proving why he’s an All-Star this year. I wish he could rest this weekend but I’m glad he gets the honor. Since I’m on the topic of Howard, I’ll close with a tweet from [twitter]Apetrelak[/twitter]:

    Fact: Jimmy Howard has more wins than 27 NHL teams have and is on pace to BREAK Brodeur’s wins record. Dude’s unreal

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