April 19, 2009

Wings vs. Blue Jackets - "I don't doubt myself. Ever."

Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game 2
Red Wings 4-0 Blue Jackets
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Could this team have come up with a better start?

Ozzie was once again the opposite of Regular Season Chris Osgood. He's an entirely different human being. No he didn't have to win the game by himself, but when does he ever have to? As long as we're not thinking too much about whomever is between the pipes, and the crowd chants his name 400,000 times, it's usually been a good game. So yeah, things are looking pretty good. As for the rest of the 'cap ...

  • The first bullet of this recap has to be the noticeably redone Rahmani eye commercial with Datsyuk. I love that Pav got all gussied up to go down to Rahmani's place to deliver the exact same line, only in a slightly different tone and with some hand-movement. The hand moving really sells it for me.
  • Mickey Redman went on a marathon rant about composite sticks that trumps anything he has ever said about composite sticks prior to tonight. He probably mumbles in his sleep about broken sticks, twitching and running like when a dog dreams about chasing squirrels in the back yard. It was epic -- the rant lasted 2 hours and 45 minutes from beginning to end.
  • Raf's goal = all Homer. Homer got the first touch off the face off and sends it back to the point. He immediately goes to the net, drawing the attention of Fedor Tyutin. Raf flings one at the net, and it goes off Tyutin's stick and in. Now, for all of you BJ fans who didn't know what hockey was until two weeks ago, let it be known that Tomas Holmstrom represents the fine line between luck and making your luck. You can't just say "oh, if it doesn't hit Tyutin's stick, it misses the net ..." Wrong. If Homer wasn't the best at what he does, Tyutin wouldn't do something as desperate as lunge with his stick toward him, thus creating the deflection opprotunity in the first place.
  • Brad Stuart had a solid game. More than just a couple times we noticed him make nifty defensive plays with his stick. His best play was his NHL 09-inspired dive to break up a BJ breakaway. For those that have played the game, you know what we're talking about.
  • Pav's power play goal was one of those power plays where you knew the Wings were going to score. Hossa sells the wrist shot perfectly and sends a perfect pass to Pav, who wisely just redirected the puck instead of slapping it.
  • (Heads up to Osrt and cmk: this is the nicest thing that has ever been said about Filppula on this blog) Doesn't Fil look like he's playing in his 12th or 13th playoffs? He plays like a wily veteran already. And his confidence isn't only noticeable, it's flat out obvious. Seemingly each possession he's finding a way to wiggle the puck deep into the zone, and the Jiri/Fil/Sam line is consistently holding those possessions for large chunks of time.
  • The Hank goal was sweet. Mule occupies two guys down low, leaves it for Z and he comes up with his trademark wrister to the roof.
  • Okay. Voracek with two sticks. I don't care what you interpret the rules to say on that one -- if you think it's cool to do that, you should be getting gang-banged in a prison somewhere.
  • Hank's line on Rick Nash = 1 shot allowed through two periods. Total domination through two games.
  • Penalty minutes: CBJ - 34, DET - 8
  • Vermette is dog shit. Pushes Datsyuk into Mason, and then reacts like Pav broke into his house and raped his wife. Columbus looks like a team that's a) never been in the playoffs, and b) young and stupid. But I will give them credit for not completely losing it and running at everyone like some other teams probably would have. Mike Commodore is a fucking clown though.
  • The best part about a Jiri Hudler goal is that humongous smile that always comes with it.


Around the 1:05 mark is one of the five or six greatest moments of our lives:

"I can't HEAR you!"







9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ah Yes, Mickey Redmond = grumpy old man yelling "Get out of my yard". Yet, I love him more and more every day. Thanks for posting my favorite clip from last year's parade - "Let's go Red Vings". And last but not least, Go Opie.

Tram

Anonymous said...

"Okay. Voracek with two sticks. I don't care what you interpret the rules to say on that one -- if you think it's cool to do that, you should be getting gang-banged in a prison somewhere."

Thank you! I couldn't believe it! It wasn't like he only held onto the that second stick for a few seconds...it was at least 20 seconds. I thought for sure that Mickey Redmond was going to have a heart attack.

J.J. from Kansas said...

If you locked Mike Commode Odor in a room with Chris Pronger, they'd elbow each other in the head for five minutes, grunt satisfaction with one another, share a knowing glance, then make out like the kids who snuck out of the prom early to start drinking.

Rumbear said...

Gret clip...

"Hockeytown Baby!"

Rumbear said...

Uh "Great" clip..

I was frustrated.....
first cup of coffee.

Osrt said...

LOL @ JJ

Great recap guys, and thanks for hyping up ManCrush.

Marcus said...

"Now, for all of you BJ fans who didn't know what hockey was until two weeks ago, let it be known that Tomas Holmstrom represents the fine line between luck and making your luck. You can't just say "oh, if it doesn't hit Tyutin's stick, it misses the net ..." Wrong. If Homer wasn't the best at what he does, Tyutin wouldn't do something as desperate as lunge with his stick toward him, thus creating the deflection opprotunity in the first place."

- That's an excelent point. For a blog that makes a lot of jokes about balls and stuff you guys can really bring the analysis when you want to. A lot of sites I've seen don't do either. Great recap!

Triple Deke Staff said...

For a blog that makes a lot of jokes about balls and stuff you guys can really bring the analysis when you want to.Thanks Marcus, I think.

cmk said...

GOTTA love my Baby Boy!!!! :)