Monday, March 22, 2010

Finally, some Revenge!!

Quote of the game: "MFMNDFNDF FUNNUFMMMD!!" - Sidney Crosby to Jimmy Howard's Glove.

March 22 - Final Score: Detroit 3, Pittsburgh 1

Can I just stop for a moment...and say how beautiful that was? Please? I just want to revel in it. I unfortunately didn't get to watch all of the game tonight, as I was working till 8:30 EST, but the parts I did see...well, let's just say it's nice to see MY Red Wings back on the ice, the Wings I love to watch play hockey.

Let's go to my three keys. I'll review with what bits of the game I did catch:

1.) 60 Minutes - Well gee, can't really cover this one can I? Here's a thought, I'm turning this into a discussion: Comment below as to whether you felt Detroit played a full game of hockey or not and why, let's see what the consensus is.

2.) Building Blocks - Man, from what I saw, the Wings definitely carried momentum into this game!! I'm glad to see Detroit finally moving with the speed we all know they possess, and not just guys like Helmer and Drapes.

3.) Hone the D - Again, from what I saw, the Red Wings seemed to really fine tune their defense and make life a lot easier on Jimmy Howard than they have in recent weeks. A strong Howie and a strong defensive showing from the skaters and guess what? We're gonna see a lot more games end with a score like tonight's.

Now...I have to go back to this, you know I do, and you want me to! Don't hide it! Crosby. What...the...hell...was that gross display of poor sportsmanship at the end of the game?? I can understand if Matt Cooke had pulled that garbage, but guess what Crysbaby: Whether you like being a poster boy for the NHL or not, you've been made one, so act like one!! I may not like your scuzzy ugly ass, but it's your face and your actions that are supposed to promote this game to the new demographic, and you're doing a shit job of it!!! All you've proven thus far this year is that you can be an Olympic hero, and once that's done revert into a cheap opportunist who expects that he can do as he pleases with no consequence to his actions!!

But I'm not going to dwell on Crosby, he's not worth my time or yours, I'll just remember the sweet image of Jimmy Howard's catcher swallowing Sid's head like a baseball. Till next time, Wingnuts!! Go Red Wings!!!

Preview: Wings VS Penguins

“If we play good, we’re going to get into the playoffs, so that’s what we try to do,” - Mike Babcock

Detroit (35-23-13) VS Pittsburgh (42-24-6) we are again. Another rematch of the last two Stanley Cup Finals matchups. Detroit has already played the Pens this season, the most recent meeting ending in a shootout loss. One thing, however, is different about the Wings this time around: The Penguins will be facing a (mostly) healthy Detroit squad tonight, and if an injury-ridden Wings lineup took Pittsburgh to a shootout...? Let's just review my three keys to victory, shall we?

1.) 60 Minutes - No, not the TV show, this is how long the Wings need to play serious if they really wanna win this game. Even if we have a much healthier squad now, we can't afford to give the Pens any high-percentage chance off of turnovers or bad plays on the boards. Look at the last two games: two goal leads given up two consecutive nights. This cannot happen tonight.

Ick, gonna be late for work, gotta go fast...:

2.) Building Blocks - Real simple: Lots of momentum from the last game, carry it over and come out strong!

3.) Hone the D - The Wings skaters can't be caught standing around if we're to win tonight. If we let the Pens possess the puck, we're doomed, straight up.

Okay, gotta jet, I'll be on Twitter tonight! Go Red Wings!!!