January 21, 2011

Game #47 -- Red Wings at Blues


DETROIT RED WINGS 4 - 3 ST. LOUIS BLUES (OT)

Is it possible to steal a win when you held a 3-0 lead? The Blues outworked the Wings and looked much more deserving of a victory over the latter half of this game. But one play was the difference, and it notched Jiri Hudler his 3rd assist of the game (no really) and Darren Helm's 11th point in as many games.

(By the way, this post will be 100% Nabokov free because ........ because I just have no fucking idea. It's too weird. I wrote an entire post this afternoon about it and deleted it because I was 17 times more confused than when I started.)

Recap bullets:

  • It took all of 20 seconds for a Wing to get hurt as Kronner took a puck off his right hand. Not even half a minute and we're worrying about more broken bones. I hate sports.
  • We had another injury at the 4 minute mark -- this time to me -- after Jiri Hudler actually attempted a shot and I experienced a mild heart attack.
  • First goal, 1-0 Wings: My GOD what a pass from Hank. From his backhand in the corner and through a defender, right on the tape of Eaves, who seems to know that being in front of the net on Zetterberg's line is not a bad idea.
  • Has it ever been answered why Kronwall wears a visor that covers only 1/20 of his face? Is he only worried about the part of his forehead just below his hair line? I would bet money that he also wears sunglasses indoors.
  • #44 had one of the easiest non-empty net goals that you will ever, ever see. It's true. I'm not just saying that because I'm playing out a tired gimmick where pretend to hate the guy and print his number instead of his name. Also: he nearly missed the net!
  • Congratulations to longtime reader and first time NHL goal scorer, Yak Kindl.
  • This is more curiosity than a statement, but I would really like to know the honest truth of what Jimmy Howard thinks when a guy like David Backes gives him a WWF-style running knee to the chest -- and there is absolutely no response from his teammates. Again, I'm just curious, not making a claim that I want Backes' head on a stick. You might say that the play was still going, but I'd also counter that this happens a lot and nothing happens after the whistle anyhow. Oh, and how 'bout a penalt.... oh forget it.
  • The 3rd period featured an extended anecdote from Ken Daniels on the original Mighty Ducks movie, talking about Mike Modano and Basil McRae. Just hearing Ken say the words "Coach Bombay" on live TV was enough to make me momentarily forget that the Wings had just fucked away a 3-0 lead. So thank you, Ken.


My thought process in the 30 seconds that led up to Darren Helm's game winner:

"Dammit Helm!" (D-zone turnover)

"FASDFFFFFFF" (Potential goal saved by Kronwall)

"Just get it out and get off the ice." (puck along boards at blue line)

"Hey wait a minute--" (Helm pokes puck up for a 2-on-1)

"Shoot it Huds -- Shoot it Huds -- Shoot it Huds -- Shoot it Huds -- Shoot it Huds -- Shoot it Huds -- Shoot it Huds -- Shoot it Huds -- Shoot it Huds -- Shoot it Huds -- Shoot it Huds -- Shoot it Huds -- Shoot it Huds -- Shoot it Huds ....." (Jiri Hudler staring a hole through Darren Helm)

"YOU ASSHO-- YES!" (What do I know.)


Go Wings

6 comments:

Baroque said...

Be fair. The Blue was waving his stick like mad and Hudler made an excellent pass to Helm.

I think the key to Helm breakaways is for him not to actually have the puck on his stick for any length of time, but just get a pass from someone else and get the shot off quickly.

Guilherme Calciolari said...

And I was screaming "pass it, pass it, pass it". I was right, you were wrong, as always.

Chris said...

I was so pissed at Hurler for passing it, but he made up for it in the end. It's like he blew me off to hang out with someone else on my birthday, but really was just planning a surprise party.

I bet you that he would invite strippers too.

I can't stay mad at the little oopma lumpa.

Triple Deke Staff said...

Forgetting the fact that Jiri had a better look at the shot, or that he's got a wicked wrister that's as good as Franzen's when he chooses to use it (once every three weeks or so), or that Helm has mummy hands .... I just want to see Huds pull the trigger on a 2-on-1 so that we know it's physically possible for him to do it. Because right now I'm not sure that it is. It's like he's been brainwashed to think that if he passes on an odd man rush, his penis will fall off.

Guilherme Calciolari said...

But Helm is a deity. That beats it.

AxeMaster9 said...

(By the way, this post will be 100% Nabokov free because ........ because I just have no fucking idea. It's too weird. I wrote an entire post this afternoon about it and deleted it because I was 17 times more confused than when I started.) Just FYI this statment in and of itself makes this NOT a Nabokov free post. I fucking love you. And whiskey.