11/11/11 Make a Wish

Tonight the Red Wings take on the Edmonton Oilers at the Joe Louis Arena at 7:30 pm.  This will be the 3rd road game in 4 nights for the Oilers, who lost 6-3 to the Boston Bruins last night.  The bad news is that they probably aren’t tired since their star players are barely over the age of consent.


  • The team is 9-4-2 and ranks 1st in the Northwest Division
  • The rookie line, Jordan Eberle (2008 1st round, 22nd overall), Taylor Hall (2010 1st round, 1st overall), and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (2011 1st round, 1st overall) have a total of 34 points this season…and a combined age of 58.
  • Ryan Smyth had 2 goals last night, 16 points this season
  • Nikolai Khabibulin will start in goal.  He has had an impressive season so far: 7-0-2, .964 sv%, 0.98 GAA – BUT he is 8-17-0 at Joe Louis Arena and has lost five straight in Detroit with a 4.14 GAA


  • The team now has a record of 7-5-1 after winning the last two games. They are ranked 3rd in the Central Division
  • Henrik Zetterberg is suffering from a middle-body injury and may or may not be in the lineup.  Bertuzzi is still out, Eaves is ready to go.
  • Jimmy Howard starting in goal for the Red Wings
  • It’s time to see some sick dekes and other jaw dropping moves from Datsyuk.  It’s been a while and we’re ready for it.
  • Let’s hope for another Red Wings win tonight!

stats from sports.yahoo.com

Posted on November 11, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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