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Recap Datsyuk's late goal extends Wings' streak to 22
NHL.com ^ | 17 Feb 2012 | Brian Hedger

Posted on 02/17/2012 8:55:06 PM PST by shove_it

DETROIT -- The streak is alive -- and the Detroit Red Wings have three of their best players to thank for it.

Pavel Datsyuk broke a 1-1 tie by scoring with just 5.8 seconds left in regulation to give the Wings a 2-1 victory against the Nashville Predators on Friday night, extending their NHL-record home winning streak to 22 games.

With overtime looming, Nicklas Lidstrom controlled a bouncing puck in the neutral zone and backhanded a pass to Henrik Zetterberg, whose no-look pass caught Datsyuk in stride just as he hit the Nashville blue line.

Datsyuk took over from there, stickhandling around defenseman Ryan Suter before wristing a 15-footer over the left shoulder of goalie Pekka Rinne (29 saves) for his 16th goal -- sending the crowd into hysterics.

Johan Franzen also scored for the Wings (40-17-2), while Nick Spaling found the back of the net for the Predators (33-19-6) -- who came into the game with a stellar 13-2-2 record against Central Division opponents. They've now lost three of four against the Red Wings, though, including twice during Detroit's improbable streak.

The Wings matched the streak of 22 straight home wins by the Boston Bruins of 1929-30 and '30-31, the longest multi-season stretch in NHL history. They go for No. 23 when San Jose comes to Joe Louis Arena on Sunday.

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(Excerpt) Read more at nhl.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: hockey; nhl

1 posted on 02/17/2012 8:55:09 PM PST by shove_it
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To: C. Edmund Wright; Clyde5445; airborne
And what a goal it was!

He comes in one on three, perfect pass from Z-man, 5.8 seconds left, Predator defensemen lingerie left all over the ice.......

Woo Hoo! Twenty-two!!!

2 posted on 02/17/2012 8:59:45 PM PST by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: shove_it; airborne

The Wings will play the Sharks at the Joe in Detroit on Sunday at 12:30 PM ET on NBC TV. Here’s hoping for a new record.

Hockey ping!!


3 posted on 02/17/2012 9:00:44 PM PST by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: shove_it

p.s.

Video at link.


4 posted on 02/17/2012 9:02:28 PM PST by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: shove_it
Right over his shoulder:


5 posted on 02/17/2012 9:06:32 PM PST by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: Lakeshark

Dats-oops da man!!


6 posted on 02/17/2012 9:16:02 PM PST by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: shove_it

7 posted on 02/17/2012 9:19:43 PM PST by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: shove_it

My jaw is still on the floor 2 hours later. Nice no-look pass
by Zetterberg too. And Datsyuk is dangerous even lying flat on
the ice, as shown by his 1st period assist.


8 posted on 02/17/2012 9:24:54 PM PST by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: shove_it

What a story. Just out of curiosity . . . Is this record helped by the fact that the NHL no longer has any ties?


9 posted on 02/17/2012 9:29:03 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Alberta's Child

Helped a bit in one sense, but there are several things that make it a much tougher thing to do than in the old days: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/detroit-red-wings-hit-21-straight-home-wins-034152724.html;_ylt=AtbJXwgn5YjlyuD5VjBPvQ17vLYF


10 posted on 02/17/2012 9:34:41 PM PST by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: Alberta's Child

I do believe you have a good point there.


11 posted on 02/17/2012 9:38:51 PM PST by shove_it (just undo it)
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12 posted on 02/17/2012 9:42:34 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: shove_it
That was an awesome finish
13 posted on 02/17/2012 9:43:11 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Rick Santorum in the primary)
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To: shove_it
It was simply awesome.

I was disappointed that none of the Predators were Kronwalled, however. :)

14 posted on 02/17/2012 10:03:54 PM PST by TonyInOhio (Imagine HHS ordering mosques to pay for employee bacon)
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To: TonyInOhio
Like this:


15 posted on 02/17/2012 10:06:46 PM PST by TonyInOhio (Imagine HHS ordering mosques to pay for employee bacon)
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To: shove_it

Love the Red Wings!


16 posted on 02/17/2012 10:10:12 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: TonyInOhio
I guess the Cannuck’s Kesler didn't hear the backup horn on that Kronwall dump truck.
17 posted on 02/17/2012 10:32:14 PM PST by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: shove_it

heres hoping the Sharks get the two points at
the Joe. but Pavel is the most skilled F now
playing.


18 posted on 02/17/2012 11:29:16 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: shove_it; Hat-Trick; SZonian; retrokitten; hollywood; Alberta's Child; Betis70; ColoCdn; k2afe; ...
Hockey Ping!

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(let me know if you want on or off the ping list)

19 posted on 02/18/2012 12:11:17 AM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: RitchieAprile

It’s always a tough match-up for the Wings, what with the Sharks head coach coming from the Wings 2008 SC Championship coaching staff. Should be a great game Sunday.


20 posted on 02/18/2012 12:11:57 AM PST by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: airborne

Go Rangers!!!

If anyone lives in the Dallas area, next weekend starts the North Texas Youth Hockey playoffs. Come out to Allen to see the Jr. rampage Midget Minor team get back on its feet and advance to the second round.

Say hi to coach Andy.


21 posted on 02/18/2012 3:23:03 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: TonyInOhio

Nice trap. Led to a turnover.

The hit was awesome also.


22 posted on 02/18/2012 3:24:29 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: Lakeshark

That’s quite a streak. I’ll say two things about streaks like that:

A: They often lead to great things - the Canes won 13 in a row in the 05-06 season and they ended up Stanley Cup champions.

B: When they end, they often end in a thud. Ours ended 9-0 to the Atlanta Thrashers. Kovalchuk had 4 I think. Looked like he was going to score every time he had the puck.


23 posted on 02/18/2012 5:44:37 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright
It's exciting while it's happening, and someday it will be gone.

It's a great way to prevent depression from setting in over the primary race, so I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts!

24 posted on 02/18/2012 6:24:58 AM PST by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: shove_it

We were babysitting and I was overruled so we could watch movies for the kids...but I think I have it DVR’d. I hope.


25 posted on 02/18/2012 7:29:25 AM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: FourPeas
The vid at the linked article shows highlights of the whole game, in case your DVR misfired.
26 posted on 02/18/2012 7:42:22 AM PST by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: airborne

Put me on the hockey ping list please.

(hey, bring the Cup back where it belongs — THE SOUTHEAST!!)


27 posted on 02/18/2012 7:44:58 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: shove_it
Yeah, it's tough to really understand how impressive a record like this is when it's impossible to truly put it in a historical context.

When ties were possible, they were seen as either positive or negative depending on how they were being referenced in a team's performance in the NHL. Winning streaks and losing streaks didn't get as much attention because they often weren't very long. A team that was doing well was often described in terms of their "unbeaten streak" (ties included with the wins), while a team that was doing poorly was measured by a "winless streak" (ties included with the losses).

I still think the NHL has some work to do when it comes to overtime games. Even if they don't want to have ties (and I agree with that, for the most part), I'm convinced that the shootout is a bad idea.

28 posted on 02/18/2012 7:51:48 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: airborne

Ugh, don’t remind us! We watched our game and they shouldn’t have even HAD the puck since the refs chose to ignore two violations in the last 15 seconds. No icing or hook call, aside from the various holds throughout the game, typical home cooking from the Joe.


29 posted on 02/18/2012 11:31:45 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I’d be happy to add you to the ping list!

Welcome aboard!


30 posted on 02/18/2012 5:10:25 PM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: Alberta's Child
Here's a good article on the point you have brought up...

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/detroit-red-wings-hit-21-straight-home-wins-034152724.html

FTA: “Some have suggested that Detroit's streak should wear an asterisk, since the Wings have won three times in overtime and once during a shootout, but don't try selling that theory inside an NHL dressing room.”

In afterthought, I'm not persuaded by the argument about diluting the gene pool of players by the explosion of the number of NHL teams since the “original six”. These guys are far better athletes with greater skills and equipment than those old timers. However, these space age hockey sticks that break all the time certainly need upgrading.

31 posted on 02/19/2012 7:28:13 AM PST by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: airborne
Can you ping everyone to this link? Please scroll down to the Tetley tea grant to help blind kids skate and play hockey.
32 posted on 02/20/2012 8:14:54 PM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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