Friday, February 17, 2012

22

From NHL.com:
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.
The crowd in P-Ville and Leavenworth went into hysterics, too.  There are very few things in life more exciting than a late, late, LATE third period game-winning goal.  My neighbors... or anyone passing in the street at that exact moment... might have thought there was a murder goin' on inside El Casa Inm├│vil de Pennington.  It was THAT loud.  Yes, it was.  But that was nuthin' compared to bein' inside The Joe.  Witness (and note the clock at upper left):


Beauty, eh?

4 comments:

  1. Curses! Foiled again. Hope the Wings get the multi-season streak thing too. But watch out for us in the playoffs.

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  2. Now, that WAS exciting. 22 in a row at home? Really?

    I haven't been following it, but that is VERY tough to do in any sport (especially at the professional level...college, not as much).

    Beauty...yep!

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  3. Would have been ironic (in my mind)to have TBW's home losses bracketed by a loss to my Flames and Dan's Preds. No? Tis a wonderful thang though Buck. How many more you think they can pull off?

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  4. Dan: Your Preds are always tough. I'm thinkin' the playoffs will be very interesting this year.

    Andy: I was curious so I went to The Wiki. The Wings have a looong way to go to break the '71-'72 Lakers' 33 game home winning streak, not so far to break the 1911 (baseball) Giants streak of 26, and we've beaten the 2003 Patriots' streak of 21 games. I don't think we have the proverbial snowball's chance of beating the Lakers but the Giants' streak is within the realm o' possibility, if not probability.

    Deb: A loss last night would have been ironic from a Blog-Buds perspective. The Wings next two home opponents... Sharks and Canucks... will be tough. But then again, EVERY game is tough these days.

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