October 15, 2009

Game #6 -- Red Wings vs. Kings


DETROIT RED WINGS
5 - 2 LOS ANGELES KINGS

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You've got to at least feel decent about the final two periods. Maybe not "great", and it certainly didn't make you reminisce about that one time you had a really long, oddly relaxing 4:00 AM pee (the one where you shoot up out of your sleep with a deep pain in your abdomen and barely make it but when you do it's so worth it that you end up staring blankly at the wall for about seven minutes longer than you intended), but it was definitely decent. It didn't start too hot, though.

  • Kings scored the opening goal after an icing and with three Wing defenders on the ice. Oz juggled a rebound and Dustin Brown had an easy tap in. Big faceoff loss by Z.
  • There was some carryover of choppy up-ice rushes from last game in the 1st period. Passes had yet to look typically Red Wingian and crisp like we're used to, but I don't believe that a lack of effort was the reason for this. They really just haven't found that groove yet, and you know they will eventually. Now if only players could stay healthy and there wasn't all of that line juggling they could actually gel and coheesh (it's the root of "cohesion", trust me).
  • Patrick Eaves remarked during his 1st intermission interview that he thought the team finished the period strong and that they were playing well. Little did we know that he actually thought the question was about a 2003 Boston College game against UMass.
  • Fortune turned in the 2nd period. Homer was vintage on the Wings first goal (Lidstrom's 999th point with a perfectly placed slapper) standing on top of the crease.
  • Ozzie had some huge saves after Homer's goal, stopping a breakaway, a close one-timer and a couple others. Great game all around.
  • Lidstrom got his 1000th point on Hank's first goal of the season. Terrific slap-pass and redirect.
  • Maltby jumped into a play and got himself another goal. He's got 2 goals on 3 shots this year. He's a fucking plus 3 in 4 games played.
  • Rafalski had a few of those giveaways that, if he were Jason Williams, you people would be vomitting in your sleep over. You know who you are.
  • The Wings actually killed all five penalties tonight.
  • Bertuzzi wasn't all that awful, except for when he botched a 2-on-1 by trying to snipe a five year old in the stands with a wayward shot.
  • Wings out-hit the forecheck-y Kings 25-19.
  • The official "We definitely didn't steal this from Nightmare On Helm Street" Top 3 Wings:
#3 ~ Val Filppula: Babcock's hard-on for Flip is rivaled only by Osrt's. He played a full two minutes more than any other Wing forward and took the most draws (12 out of 19 -- only Wing to finish a plus in that category).

#2 ~ Nick Lidstrom: Two big assists and his 1000th point.

#1 ~ Chris Osgood: 24 for 26 on saves. He had to make a number of key saves during the 2nd period when the action started to open up. He called his team out and then backed it up with a stellar game.


11 comments:

Osrt said...

"the one where you shoot up out of your sleep with a deep pain in your abdomen and barely make it but when you do it's so worth it that you end up staring blankly at the wall for about seven minutes longer than you intended"

Gotta appreciate life's little moments.

Fil and Leino look like lovers. We're gonna need a new name for this duo, especially since the "euro twins" are taken. "Euro Twins" was also the name of my last sex tape; you should check it out.

J.J. from Kansas said...

Filppula looked like a leader out on the ice tonight. It was good to see him get mean.

I think I'm going to start calling Leino "Puck Finn", just because I like puns and because imagining him in overalls with a straw hat and a piece of hay hanging from his mouth is making me giggle.

cmk said...

My Boy makes it easier for me to sleep at night. Now if he would only start scoring some goals...

What to call Leino and VF? I would suggest something Finnish, but most of you wouldn't be able to pronounce most Finnish words. ;)

Jeff OKWingnut said...

"Bertuzzi wasn't all that awful, except for when he botched a 2-on-1 by trying to snipe a five year old in the stands with a wayward shot."

Flippin Sammy deja vu. Geesh. But Bert managed his shot from what, 5' out.

Animal Drew said...

You punks better watch your asses...three words: intellectual property right.

I have no idea what that means, but my co-writer is a law student!

Oh and Dany Heatley will score 70 goals this year.

hockeychic said...

AHHHHH...that's the sound of me exhaling. Nice to see us actually have a PK last night. Congratulations to Lidstrom!

Chris said...

Sorry, Drew, conflict of interest, the Triple Deke has already hired me to represent them.

Animal Drew said...

@#$%.

Triple Deke Staff said...

This is the Val Filppula that I've always wanted to see. Back when all you little love struck pants-wetters went on and on about how good he could be and how he stays away from that 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner shit because it gives him split ends I was pretty impatient. I think his 2009 playoff performance has really catapulted his confidence. The points are sure to come.

- Tyler

Triple Deke Staff said...

"You punks better watch your asses...three words: intellectual property right."

We can call it even: we can share Pointless Predictions and you can share your Top 3 Wings. I really suck and concluding these things, and the Top 3 Wings really brings the room together at the end.

Down the road we can just morph into one blog called Triple Nightmare Deke Will Score 70 Goals.

- Tyler

Chris in Hockey Hell said...

"Triple Nightmare Deke Will Score 70 Goals"

Holy shit, the Blogosphere as we know it would cease to exist.