The short of it: Hudler is back in the lineup, and Franzen is okay to play. No word on who’s being scratched.
Rounding up everyone else’s game previews for tonight’s tilt in Edmonton:
GDT – Game #11: Red Wings at Oilers (9:00) [A2Y]
Red Wings vs. Oilers GP [SSDD]
Game Day Notes: @ Edmonton …
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In a word: unacceptable. I have nothing good to say about this game.
Goals were as follows:
Detroit: Niklas Kronwall (Bertuzzi, Hudler)
Dallas: Brad Richards (pp; Niskanen, Ribeiro); Loui Eriksson (Richards, Neal); Brenden Morrow (Ribeiro); James Neal (Richards, Daley)
– The forecheck showed up occasionally, but it wasn’t …
Now that’s what you call starting with a bang. A big bang, punctuated loudly with 4 goals, a shutout, and a Gordie Howe hat trick.
Goals were as follows:
Detroit: Johan Franzen (Filppula, Bertuzzi), Mike Modano (Cleary, Stuart), Pavel Datsyuk (Zetterberg, Rafalski), Dan(ny) Cleary (Datsyuk)
Jonathan Ericsson Watch: 1 Game.
+ Wings …
As I’m sure most of you were also doing last night, I watched the NHL Network air the ABC/ESPN broadcast of the 2002 Stanley Cup Game 5 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Gary Thorne and Bill Clement kept reiterating the star power, and the to-be Hall of Fame players. That …
This was reminiscent of Game 7–in an elimination game, the Wings really have brought it. The question is now, can they keep it up for 3 more? Each game from here on out is a Game 7.
The Wings proved that they’re not done yet, but realistically, it’s one game. And …
Well, Trade Deadline Day came and went, and true to his word, Ken Holland was fairly quiet. The only moves he made was to ship Kris Newbury off to Hartford for Jordan Owens, and apparently also moved Andy Delmore to Calgary for Riley Armstrong. I know nothing of either Owens …
First things, sorry for neglecting the blog for the last few days, though I’m sure not many noticed. Due to so-called “cost cutting” and saving, my company decided to eliminate my job. So I’ve joined the not so envious ranks of the unemployed. It’s been interesting to say the least–vacillating …
Kronwall’s out against the St. Louis Blues. Eaves says he’s “doubtful.” Holmstrom might not be in, either. Down 2 fowards and a defenseman.
But I don’t care right now because Johan Franzen is making his glorious and hopefully triumphant return to the lineup tomorrow.
I’m not going to freak out, I’m not going to freak out, I’m not going to–
Oh hell. I’m freaking out.
Via John Hahn in the Red Wings’ Communications department:
Red Wings forward Johan Franzen has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee and expected to be out of the lineup a …