The rain falls on the just and the un-just alike. Well the sun shines on Florida and Michigan alike lately...though it's a little cloudy where I'm at today, I was just tickled pink when I got in the car this morning and the outside temperature was already above 40.
Anyway, since I like getting neutral third party opinions from southern states on Red Wings games, let check in and see what the Miami Herald had to say about tonight's contest...
"I thought we got good goaltending [Tuesday] to give us a chance. We didn't respond with a good enough effort."--Mike Babcock
Well here's hoping that you respond to that with a good enough effort. I would think that most of the guys in the locker room are pretty disappointed in the way they played on Tuesday and are looking for a little retribution.
The Wild are coming off a 3-2 shootout loss to visiting Florida on Tuesday in which the team failed to hold onto an early two-goal lead. The Panthers scored twice in the third period to force overtime, then prevailed on Cory Stillman's goal in the fourth round of the deciding phase.
Any other season and I probably would have laughed at another team dropping one to the Florida Panthers...but oh wait, so did we...before my very eyes. Here's hoping that our drive for retribution is bigger and badder than theirs.
The Wild has also historically struggled in Joe Louis Arena, having gone 2-8 with a tie in their last 11 trips there with losses in five of their last six games as the guest in this series. Detroit has taken five of the past seven overall meetings between the teams as well.
Oh good, another streak being setup to be broken. Jerome Iginla is still thanking the media for over-hyping his goal-less streak against the Winged Wheel.
As Wings Fan in Bean Land said over on A2Y..."Just win".
I can't put it any better than that.