A storm is brewing in Hockeytown as Nicklas Lidstrom leads Detroit into battle tonight (Franklin Steele / THW)

The calm before the storm: as the Red Sea rises


Make some noise Detroit!

It is the morning of game six. There is a cleansing feeling to the city.

It is almost like we are in the eye of the storm after the over night thunderstorms and now the blue sky before the storm moves inside as the Red Wings take on the San Jose Sharks in the third straight possible elimination game for Detroit.

I want to hear the Joe rumble as the city did last night with the storms.

I want to see something similar to this as I am watching the game form home tonight:

Or even this…

If this is our last hurrah for the season give the boys everything you’ve got!

There is a storm brewing in Detroit and the Red Sea might just be rising. Rising from the depths of Hockeytown. The Red Wings might be injured, they may be old, but if Datsyuk can play the way he did in game five with one hand – if Jonathan Ericsson can actually do something right (and even score a goal) there is a new confidence with the team.

Now is the calm before the Red Sea swells and Detroit shows our nations capital what it really means to “Rock the Red.”

Lastly a word from Red Wings Drew Miller and Jimmy Howard:

All the team stats you could ever want – for both Detroit and San Jose.

UPDATE: According to Brodie Brazil of CSN Califorina Ryane Clowe did not make the trip with the Sharks to Detroit. So it is pretty safe to assume he will not play in tonight’s game.

UPDATE: 11:53 a.m. George Malik from Kukla’s Korner is reporting that Johan Franzen is out for the Red Wings and Mike Modano is in. I repeat. Mike Modado is IN for the Red Wings.

  • Steve Kendall

    The Wings can do this if they can play a full 60 minutes. Don’t rely on Howard to make 40 or so saves. Put pressure on Niemi and the Sharks’ defense from the opening face-off. The Sharks will get tighter and tighter as the pressure is applied and if Detroit is playing with the lead.

    • Monica McAlister

      As a Red Wings fan I sure hope they can pull this off; but at the same time with a pretty healthy Canucks team and a badly injured Wings team we are probably just prolonging the inevitable.