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Game 5 Wings vs Hawks Game Day Updates

Who's in, who's out, who's up, who's down, and who's playing with who.

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  • As expected there are no lineup changes for the Wings. The comments coming from the Wings is that they know Chicago's going to be playing desperate hockey and is going to come at them with everything they have. They know they have to stay focused and that it's not going to be an easy win.
  • Quenneville has one last desperate attempt to change his lineup and try to win. If the practice lines hole true in the game he'll try to load up his top line and reunite Sharp, Toews, and Kane, while Bolland gets bumped down to fourth line center. Quenneville's practice lines weren't the lines he went with in game 4. Maybe he'll do it in a last ditch effort to get some scoring, or maybe he's trying to fool Babcock (hahaha). Bickell, Handzus, Hossa is no slouch of a line either though, and it sounds like Babcock is assuming that Datsyuk will go against one of those lines, and Zetterberg the other.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Babcock on Zetterberg/Datsyuk matchups: "I assume Toews has to play against one of them, and I assume Handzus has to play against another."</p>&mdash; Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) <a href="">May 25, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Babcock: "I don't know how they can be any more desperate or scared than we are. A little fear is a wonderful thing." <a href="">#Blackhawks</a> <a href="">#PawsUp</a></p>&mdash; Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) <a href="">May 25, 2013</a></blockquote>
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  • Comments coming from the Hawks players are full of desperation and frustration.
  • According to Chuck Pleiness, Patrick Kane wants to get into Jimmy Howard's head a little bit.

"I would be nice to play with the lead, we haven't done that the last couple of games," Kane said. "It would be nice to do that. Maybe get in (Jimmy) Howard’s head at least a little bit, he's playing great right now, but they’ve gotten some big breaks as far as hitting posts, but he's made some great saves for them too. We want to control the tempo of the game and get that first one."

"Everyone is frustrated a little bit right now," Kane added. "We just have to forget what happened in the past and try and play a hockey game and try and play it one game at a time. It's easy to say, but just worry about one game."

  • Since we can expect the Hawks to start the game pushing hard, I wonder if Babcock will choose to start with Datsyuk's line, or if he'll go with Andersson's line and look to create some energy and pressure of our own. Hey, it worked in game 7 against Anaheim. Hold on to your butts fellow Wingnuts, the shit is about to hit the fan. The Hawks are going to be desperate, play like there's no tomorrow, and I fully expect things to get rough. The ref's may call more penalties early int he game in an attempt to send a message and keep things under control, but I think they're going to have their hands full. If we have a several goal lead, I hope Babcock puts the big boys out there because Chicago will lose their shit, come fully unglued, and I don't want our players getting injured.


Johan Franzen

Pavel Datsyuk

Justin Abdelkader

Valtteri Filppula

Henrik Zetterberg

Daniel Cleary

Gustav Nyquist

Joakim Andersson

Damien Brunner

Drew Miller

Cory Emmerton

Patrick Eaves


Niklas Kronwall

Jonathan Ericsson

Kyle Quincey

Brendan Smith

Jakub Kindl

Carlo Colaiacovo


Jimmy Howard

Jonas Gustavsson

Jordan Pearce

Healthy Scratches

Todd Bertuzzi

Jordin Tootoo

Ian White


Danny DeKeyser (Broken Thumb)

Darren Helm (Back)- Out for the season

Mikael Samuelsson (sore boob)

Blackhawks Lineup


Patrick Sharp

Jonathan Toews

Patrick Kane

Bryan Bickell

Michal Handzus

Marian Hossa

Brandon Saad

Andrew Shaw

Viktor Stalberg

Marcus Kruger

Dave Bolland

Michael Frolik


Duncan Keith

Niklas Hjalmarsson

Brent Seabrook

Nick Leddy

Michal Rozsival

Johnny Oduya


Corey Crawford

Ray Emery

Henrik Karlsson

It's the calm before the storm...