Red Wing fans, there is no anti-Detroit conspiracy by the NHL.
Many are upset that Chicago would get an extra day of rest if the win game seven, but the reason would be….The United Center is booked on Friday night by a little known band called The Rolling Stones!
Blackhawks forward Jamal Mayers hasn’t played in a game this postseason, but that hasn’t stopped him from getting fined for on-ice antics.
Mayers, who took the pregame skate with the ‘Hawks prior to Game 5 of the Detroit series, has been fined a half day’s pay (roughly $1600) for shooting pucks into the Red Wings goal during warmup, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger.
“I was trying to get under their skin,” Mayers told ESPN’s Craig Custance. “The league fined me and took the appropriate action.
“I’ll pay the piper.”
Mayers shot around four or five pucks into Jimmy Howard‘s net, all from Chicago’s side of center.
It was a territorial-marking/gamesmanship move and, if you’re looking to somehow make what Mayers did relevant, the Blackhawks did win 4-1, scoring more goals in Game 5 than they did in Games 2-4 combined.
Of course, Mayers didn’t actually play in Game 5, and nobody from Detroit reacted to him firing pucks at their goal.
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When you see ESPN analysts predictions, it is easy to see why they tweet certain things.
Last night after the Blackhawks goal was waved off, John Buccigross tweeted this:
He never bothered to mention the blown boarding call on Franzen that led directly to a Chicago goal.
Here are the ESPN staff predictions, guess you know why he’s cheering for Chicago.