#BecauseItsTheCup

If you’re a Red Wings fan there is a 100% guarantee that you woke up with a smile on your face this morning. There is also a 100 percent chance that you woke up ready to cheer the Wings to a victory tonight and eat/drink 6,000 calories while doing it. (Or maybe that’s just the way I celebrate).

The Wings have Game 1 today against Tampa Bay Lightning at 7:30pm. Hopefully you know hockey well enough to know it’s the best out of seven games but for the sake of all wings fans out there, I hope it doesn’t take us to game seven to advance to round 2.

Petr Mrazek is the starting goaltender tonight and he’s been on a roll. He’s getting the starting spot over Jimmy and hopefully this kid will help us with the win tonight. He will need to be on his A game considering Tampa is such a high scoring team.

Unfortunately Abdelkader is out tonight due to a hand injury but that once means one thing, Datsyuk and Zetty will be tearing it up on the same line tonight. I’m not sure about you, but watching those two on a line together is magic and is the perfect recipe for a high scoring game.

The Wings have made the playoffs 24 straight years in a row, let’s pray that this is their year for another cup!

Whether you’re watching the game at home, at the bar or indulging in Big Macs or BDubs like me, this is going to be one exciting night for the boys!

Nothing beats some good playoff hockey and (hopefully) a Detroit Game 1 win.

#LGRW

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About ashleyvanochten

Intern for ESPN 100.9
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