FINAL SCORE (Hi Dad!)
Wings 3-2 in overtime.
H2H DONATIONS TALLY
Mike S. :: $34 :: $19/win + $5/goal
Vicky B. :: $26/win
Andy :: $9/win
Sara N. :: $8 :: $2/goal + $2/Eurotwin goal
Drew :: $6 :: $2/goal
Jenn :: $6 :: $2/goal
Rob M. :: $6 :: $2/goal
Brad B. :: $6 :: $2/goal
J.J. :: $6 :: $2/goal
Nitz :: $5/win
Beanie :: $5/win
CaptNorris :: $5/win
Baroque :: $5/Lidstrom point
TPL Mom :: $5/Ericsson scratch
Ben G. :: $4.30 :: $1.30/Datsyuk goal + $3/win
Natalie :: $2/Homer point
Allison :: $2/Flying Circus goal
The Production Line :: $6 :: $2/goal
TPL Dad’s 10% :: $15.23
TOTAL PLEDGED VS. BUFFALO :: $167.53
TOTAL RAISED AFTER SEVEN GAMES :: $1305.15
If you’re interested in joining the fight and have a fun pledge you want to share with The Production Line, Herm 2 Hockeytown, and Children’s Hospital, please let me know in the comments or via e-mail. Check out the TPL post introducing the fun times and check out everyone’s pledges! If you’re on this list and don’t have a calculator handy — no worries. I’m keeping tabs on every single goal via a massive spreadsheet and will e-mail or Direct Message you your total at the end of the 12 games.
Kaboom! That’s how you start a hockey game. Pavel off the boards with a nasty-angled goal makes it 1-0 early. I wonder how much the Sabres guys made of the “active boards at the Joe” that Tim Connolly even referenced in his 2nd intermission interview.
SAT Prep Time. Ryan Miller : Poke Checks :: Jimmy Howard : Rebounds. That might be a bit harsh, because Jimmy Howard is straight-up awful at controlling rebounds, but Ryan Miller is slightly snakebitten with the poking. The second Wings goal was a bit fluky, but it looks a tiny bit like the Sidney Crosby gold-medal winning goal with the misplay by Miller.
Anyone else have a minor heart attack when it was apparent we were headed to overtime? An awful feeling, but thank Silver Medalist Brian Rafalski for beating Silver Medalist Ryan Miller and deliver the second very necessary point.
The Wings needed the points a hell of a lot worse than the Sabres did, so this ended nicely. But the Sabres could use all the points they can get, too, to pull away from the Senators in the Northeast. Giving away a point to the Eastern Conference means nothing to me — particularly given how awful the East is this season — so this overtime game was just fine by me.
RE-VISITING THE PRE-GAME QUICK THOUGHTS
1. Two points secured. Next.
2. The Wings did, in fact, capitalize on the chances they got, and they made Ryan Miller pay for the few mistakes he made… or what they could generate out of luck.
3. Buffalo certainly didn’t have control of the game for the most part… mission accomplished, defense.
Big one again… Monday vs. Calgary, who is momentarily in ninth place. The Flames play the Canucks on Sunday, so we’ll be rooting — reluctantly, I’ll add — for the Nucks.
Photo Credit: Carlos Osorio, AP