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Up-to-the minute updates and insights from the Red Wings locker room at home and on the road. By Chuck Pleiness of The Macomb Daily.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

He's not telling

Who will start in goal for the Red Wings in Friday's Game 5? Mike Babcock said after tonight's game that he has "a pretty good idea", but he's not saying. Babcock said that he wants to think about it for a while longer before saying whether Chris Osgood or Dominik Hasek will be in net.

"That's something Mike will decide," said Detroit veteran Kris Draper. "We've played hard in front of those guys all year. They've done a tremendous job for us. This isn't Dom's fault. He battled and just kind of gave up a point shot. Nobody's pointing fingers. We're sticking together. We've been through this before. Same thing last year."

"I didn't think we were rattled," said Babcock. "I thought the puck went in the net. When Osgood came in though, he made some saves. I thought we got better after that point."

"I think it helped that he (Osgood) made some saves right away," said captain Nicklas Lidstrom. "I think it helped him right away to get a feel of the puck. I think we were taking it to them more in the second half than we did in the first half. That's the way we're going to have to play to win this series."


Blogger edicius said...

If Babcock starts Hasek in Game 5, I fear that we'll lose this series in six games. The Predators are in Dom's head. Dom's old goalie coach is working for the Preds now. His weaknesses have been exposed and the Preds are exploiting them. It's time for Osgood to get the nod.

April 17, 2008 at 1:04 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this team bows out early again, it is going to be hard to come back next year with a smile on my facing saying, "go wings." Time and time again I get all excited and then disappointed. One of these times, im going to get smart and stop getting excited and stop following this team.

April 17, 2008 at 1:44 AM 

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