Give Em’ Your Grrrr Face!

The last time Ty Conklin played he let the only winless team in the NHL run right over him. The last time Conklin played the Avalanche he provided the Wings with a brilliant 29 save shutout. Let’s hope that the winning Conklin returns to the net tonight and gets us win #8

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Since the Wings started this win streak every analyst, commentator or local idiot has wanted to know why the wings are so streaky.

So when Kevin Weekes asked Craig Button that very question the other night on NHL on the Fly, Button was the first person to finally say.

‘Hey, shut your stupid mouth! They had one @#$%’ing six-game stretch where they had trouble scoring but still played well The rest of the time they have been a freight train, steam rolling over every other team with ease. And by the way Weekesy! Jimmy for Mayor, President and @#$%’ing starter in the All-Star game’

That’s not a direct quote from Button per se, but at least one of these national guys finally had something smart to say.

Here are the expected lines per Khan.

Franzen – Datsyuk – Bertuzzi

Filppula – Zetterberg – Hudler

Cleary – Helm – Conner

Miller – Abdelkader – Holmstrom

Lidstrom – White

Kronwall – Ericsson

Kindl – Stuart

Conklin (starting)


Emmerton, Commodore (scratched)

• Detroit is 59-39-5-5 all-time vs Colorado
• Detroit is 27-23-4-1 all-time at Colorado
• Detroit is 8-1-1 in their last 10 Sunday games
• Detroit is 61-3-4 the last 68 times they’ve scored 4+ goals in a game

• Nick Kronwall has blocked 17 shots in his last 4 games played
• Pavel Datsyuk has registered 6G-7A-13P in his last 8 games played
• Pavel Datsyuk has recorded 7G-11A-18P in his last 15 Sunday games
• Henrik Zetterberg is 2 points behind S. Samsonov for 320th place all-time in NHL history (571)
• Henrik Zetterberg has recorded 2G-5A-7P in his last 6 games played
• Henrik Zetterberg’s next assist will tie him with Pelle Eklund for 20th place in NHL history amongst Swedes (335)
• Tomas Holmstrom’s next PPG will tie him with Sergei Fedorov for 4th place in Detroit team history (117)
• Nick Lidstrom’s next point give him sole possession of 51st place in NHL history (currently tied with Joe Nieuwendyk and Mike Bossy at 1126)
• Nick Lidstrom has tallied 3G-11A-14P in his last 10 games vs Colorado
• Johan Franzen has tallied 7G-10A-17P in his last 13 games played
• Johan Franzen is on pace to record 37G-44A-81P this season
• Todd Bertuzzi (w/VAN) scored his 100th NHL goal on 10/9/00 at Colrado
• Valtteri Filppula has tallied 5G-2A-7P in his last 5 games played
• Valtteri Filppula is on pace to record 27G-44A-71P this season

Mike Foligno @ Quebec, 1/27/80
*Darren McCarty vs. Colorado, 5/18/02
*Johan Franzen vs. Colorado, 4/26/08
*Johan Franzen @ Colorado, 5/1/08
Johan Franzen vs. Colorado, 11/8/11