Realizing that we're only three games into this post season, Detroit seems to have fixed many of the problems that plagued them during the final "push" to the play-offs. Hot starts and depth scoring is once again showing the way for our Detroit Red Wings.
As expected, Phoenix came out running and gunning and trying to smash every Red Wing that touched the puck. The end result - Ruslan Salei, of all people, and Drew Miller tallied just 44 seconds apart in the first. Ha! The Wings are refusing to get pushed around by this team. For crying out loud, Valtteri Filppula was standing up for himself against JovoCop last night.
By the way - I think the next time Helm scores a goal, one of the Wings should grab his face like Jovo did in game 2 to celebrate...
Yeah...that was a penalty, Gary...suuuuuuuure.
Anyway, after the 2-0, the game settled down a bit. Jimmy Howard completely shut down the Phoenix comeback attempt in the first, making some solid saves. The Wings didn't come out of the gate quite as strong in the second period, but Jiri Hudler and Val Filppula hooked up just under three minutes into the frame to up 3-0.
Phoenix scored a powerplay goal with 8:17 left in the second...not the best goal that Jimmy's given up. But Schlemko (tee hee) actually put a pretty good shot off the bar and in. The Wings took a 3-1 lead into the dressing room before the start of the third.
And the final frame started off pretty freakin' awesome too. As the Mule, unfazed by his new half-shield got a breakaway just 45 seconds in and fired a wrister past Bryzgalov on the glove side. The Wings held Phoenix off the scoreboard aside from a flukey pinball type goal (again on the PHX powerplay) with only 7:00 left in the final frame.
4-2 Wings is your final score. And the Red Wings are up three games to love in this series.
You know what mixes well with octopi on the ice? Brooms.
I LOVE (all caps to signify I REALLY mean it) that jetotes logo. It's brilliant beyond anything I'd ever expect to see in making fun of them. Simple, yet very offensive to these peeps.
I'd rather play the sharks. Save the nitty gritty battle for the nucks. Both Ana and Nsh really wear teams down. Each game against them is a real grind and you have to battle for each puck. Being paired up with the Sharks I feel it will be a little less rough of a series allowing the wings to come out with no injuries and wear and tear. I think if we get Nsh or Ana, it could be a hard 7 game series. I think if we get the Sharks, we could beat them in 5.
@EEP I think the Wings would go into the sharks series wanting it a bit more than the sharks... A little revenge from last year...
Well since this series is basically over and Im sure you could say the same about the nucks, that means if the sharks win the playoffs are shaping up for some series de ja vu... But if the kings some how manage a win, Wings get Smashville or Ducks... Any thoughts???
Made this earlier during a break. Bring on Wednesday
YEAH BABY! FEED THAT MULE, HE'S HUNGRY.
What a great game to watch. Even if it was at 10pm. Man, I bet every team in the league has to be scared of the Wings right now. We are really dominating games even with our top point scorer out. Just wait until Zeta comes back.