Found December 13, 2011 on The Pensblog:
Detroit Red Wings (18-9-1) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (17-9-4) 7:00 pm/et TV: ROOT, FS-D CONSOL Energy Center We hated the Red Wings back in 2008 and 2009. Now... not so much. Maybe it's because the Penguins rarely play them. Maybe it's because people like Chris Osgood and Kris Draper are no longer with the team. Maybe it's because we don't even know who will be playing for the Penguins tonight, so we've got bigger problems. We have no idea. Sure, Tomas Holmstrom will be a nuisance, Niklas Kronwall can't stay on his feet to hit anyone and Todd Bertuzzi is Todd Bertuzzi, but the hatred isn't really there anymore. Maybe it'll come back mid-way through this game. Season Series: 0-0-0. Last meeting that counted: March 21, 2011. Penguins won 5-4 [SO] What we said in our recap: There was absolutely a meltdown that took place. No questioning that. You don't let a team come back from down 4-0 and just wake up th...

The Greatest (Not) Pavel Datsyuk Quotes

So after Jordan's post this morning about Twitter, I started looking at a few of those accounts (which I can do without having a profile, ha!), enjoyed a few, then got to @notpaveldatsyuk.  Holy crap. This is pure gold. Somehow, @notpaveldatsyuk manages to actually be like Pavel Datsyuk, but even funnier.  I'm not entirely sure it's not just Pavel pretending to be a...

Zetterberg, Babcock speak on Crosby

There's no way you cannot appreciate Henrik Zetterberg's game.  When he sets his mind on offense, he can be deadly.  And when he sets his mind on checking, as we saw in both Cup Finals, he is just as good at that.   It was kind of scary seeing Crosby having room to operate against every NHL team except for those Wings teams.  There's a great clip somewhere of Crosby...

Paul Steigerwald's great pronunciation of Nicklas Lidstrom

Who is "Dickless Lidstrom?" Thanks to Trent S. hahahhaha  

Red Wings overnight report: preparing for the pre-Christmas rush

The Red Wings received a welcome Sunday off after their 7-1 victory over Winnipeg on Saturday, and today, they’ll practice, fly to Pittsburgh and prepare for what might be the most brutal stretch of their schedule: the Wings will play six games over the course of ten pre-Christmas days, facing the Penguins in Pittsburgh (and no, neither the Penguins nor Wings know the status of...

NHL Roundup: Pavel Datsyuk's goal and assist help lead Red Wings over Penguins, 4-1

PITTSBURGH - Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist and Jimmy Howard stopped 25 shots to lead the Detroit Red Wings...

Ken Holland can’t say enough about Chris Chelios’s contributions to the Red Wings

Chris Chelios spent just over a third of his NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings, but Wings GM Ken Holland tells’s Bill Roose that the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inductee’s contributions to the Wings during his decade-long tenure and two Stanley Cups with the organization exceeded their expectations for the man they acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in...

Datsyuk lifts Wings over Crosby-less Pengins

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist and Jimmy Howard stopped 25 shots to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 victory over the injury-depleted Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. Johan Franzen added his team-leading 14th goal for Detroit and Danny Cleary provided some insurance with a pair of late goals as the Red Wings won their third straight. Evgeni Malkin...

Red Wings-Penguins wrap-up and overnight report: earned bounces, Viagra and M1 goes bye-bye

The difference between, “Yeah, but…” and, “Yes, because…” The Detroit Red Wings’ 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins involved perhaps the first appearance of road-worthy grit from the Red Wings as well as a few fortunate bounces—in the form of two goalposts hit by Evgeni Malkin, a diving save by Jimmy Howard anda gloved-down keep-in by Pavel Datsyuk which swiftly...

Game #31 - vs Detroit Red Wings

2011-12 Game 31 Detroit Red Wings (18-9-1, 37 points) at Pittsburgh Penguins (17-9-4, 38 points) Zetterberg is on pace for his lowest scoring output since before the lockout. Why does it matter? The Pens will need to get used to the Life Without Sidney Crosby game yet again.  The Captain is out indefinitely with concussion-like symptoms.  They also...

GDT - Game #29:  Red Wings at Penguins (7:00)

DET (18-9-1) are streaking, as usual; winners of 8 out of their last 10 games.  The Wings lead the Western Conference in goal differential, at +27 (only BOS sports a better mark in that category; DET’s goal differential/game is a whopping +0.93).  Not surprising then that the Wings rank fifth in the league in both G/G (3.14), and in GA/G (2.21).  DET are beasts at even strength...

Red Wings notes and quotes from Tuesday night's win

Here are notes and quotes from the Red Wings' 4-1 win over the Penguins Tuesday night in Pittsburgh:

Cheli's passion leads to U.S. HOF

DETROIT – They had two of the top offensively productive defensemen in the league with Nicklas Lidstrom and Larry Murphy combining for 109 points and a cumulative plus-35 rating in the 1998-99 season. But something was still missing after th...

Red Wings slow down Malkin, Pens at Consol

Evgeni Malkin scored once, but later hit two posts and was robbed by Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard, as the Penguins ultimately fell to the Red Wings.
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