Prepare Thyself: May 18 – May 24

It’s all about the “D” this week, now that Michigan baseball’s season has come to an end (Check back later today for more on the disappointing season for the Wolverines baseball squad.) However, there were still plenty of positives from the week that was, so let’s get to the breakdown.

To the good stuff…

  • The Red Wings started the week off on a rough note, falling to the Ducks in Game 6 of the Western semis, but bounced back for a clutch win in Game 7 to advance to their third straight Western Conference Final. The Wings then shook off the early rust, and defeated the Chicago Blackhawks to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
  • The Tigers got swept by the Twins in the house of horrors known as the Metrodome, but bounced back to complete a three game sweep of the visiting Oakland A’s.
  • Michigan baseball watched the season come to an end at the hands of Northwestern, as the Wolverines couldn’t get the job done in Evanston and secure a bid for the Big Ten tournament. The baseballers finish with a record of 30-25.

Numbers? Numbers

  • Red Wings: 2-1
  • Tigers: 3-3
  • Michigan Baseball: 3-2

Grand total: 8-6

Team of the Week

With grit, determination and a ferocious passion, the Red Wings muscled past the Ducks in an intense Game 7, returning to the Western Conference Finals for the third straight year. That gets them the nod as your Motown “team of the week.”

Without further ado, the matchups for the week:

Red Wings

  • Tuesday, May 19 vs. Chicago – 7:30 PM (Game 2) (Versus)
  • Friday, May 22 at Chicago – 8:00 PM (Game 3) (Versus)
  • Sunday, May 24 at Chicago – 3:00 PM (Game 4) (NBC)

Tigers

  • Tuesday, May 19 vs. Texas – 7:05 PM (FS Detroit)
  • Wednesday, May 20 vs. Texas – 7:05 PM (FS Detroit)
  • Thursday, May 21 vs. Texas – 1:05 PM (FS Detroit)
  • Friday, May 22 vs. Colorado– 7:05 PM (FS Detroit)
  • Saturday, May 23 vs. Colorado – 7:05 PM (FS Detroit)
  • Sunday, May 24 vs. Colorado – 1:05 PM (FS Detroit)

Game of the Week

Red Wings: Tuesday, May 19 vs. Chicago – 7:30 PM (Versus)

 

Look, all of the WCF games are going to be important. I’ll go ahead and say Game 2 is the biggest one…to date. If the Wings can take both games at home, they put themselves in a great position in this series, especially if they can steal one on the road. But if the young, hungry ‘Hawks can bounce back and steal one at the Joe, the series gets a whole lot more intense heading back to the Windy City.

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