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Quick Hits: "Yeah Baby, Round 2!!!"

Time to take on the Blackhawks

Jeff Gross

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>yeah baby! round 2....</p>&mdash; Damien Brunner (@damien_brunner) <a href="">May 13, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Red Wings News

Young Red Wings keep growing up in these playoffs | FSD
The Andersson line was my favorite yesterday. Always putting pressure on the opponent.

Red Wings eager to renew acquaintances with Original Six foe | The Detroit News

Time to switch our attention to Chicago, a very beatable team. Oh you disagree with me? Who is their goalie? Exactly. We have a shot in this series only because of the potential that Crawford collapses at the mere sight of Pavel Datsyuk.

Red Wings' next opponent: Sizing up the Blackhawks | Detroit Free Press


‘Good start’ key in Red Wings’ Game 7 win | ProHockeyTalk
Good start, good finish. On to Round 2.

United or divided, the Red Wings' Eurotwins thwart their feathered enemies | Detroit Free Press

United or divided, this team still stands!

Babcock makes masterful move in Game 7 win | FSD

I wouldn't give Babs all the credit for the win (see Jimmy Howard) but his moves pre-game, and during the game put the Wings over the top.

Red Wings eliminate Ducks in Game 7; draw Blackhawks in Round 2 | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
With the Wings heading east next season, this will be the final playoff appearance between the Blackhawks and the Red Wings, that will not be in the Stanley Cup final.

Red Wings split Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, start strong and hold on for series-clinching win |

It doesn't matter if they play apart or together, they are always the difference makers in a game.

Mitch Albom: Red Wings show they still have a sense of the moment | Detroit Free Press

This is still Hockeytown. And this is still what he do!

NHL News

Have we seen Teemu Selanne’s final NHL game? | ProHockeyTalk
It is hard to say. I think that he wants to leave the NHL after a better season, not a first round playoff exit.

Henrik Lundqvist makes 27 saves to lead Rangers to 1-0 win over Capitals, forcing a Game 7 - The Hockey News
It will be a close game. It seems impossible to separate these two teams.

Blues GM acknowledges ‘cloudy’ goalie situation | ProHockeyTalk

It is a problem, but it is a good problem to have.

Is the NHL responsible for Derek Boogaard’s death? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Technically, yes. At the same point, he played his style of game and he chose to be the player that he was.

Penguins refuse to name starting goalie for second round -
It is an interesting debate of which one to chose. If you want to give the job back to Fleury, there is no better time to do it than now.

Eulogy: Remembering the 2012-13 St. Louis Blues | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
A team of sub-par goaltenders and defenseman with no playoff experience.

Ducks ‘a pretty low-morale group’ after Game 7 loss | ProHockeyTalk
As they should be. The Wings upset them.

Toronto's a little excited about the Leafs -

It's game 7 time for Toronto and Boston. Who will come out victorious?

Pregnant Blackhawks fan goes into labour during Game 5, waits for it to end | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

That is called being a real fan!

Let's Go Red Wings!