Detroit played well enough to win this game, but they didn't get the breaks they needed to pull it off. The defense is playing fine, Howard is playing well and the forwards are getting good chances, but they just won't go in the frigging net. This has been going on for about two months now.
Detroit claimed the 5th spot and will play Nashville. Not the best outcome, but I'm interested in winning the cup, not just making a good showing and at some point, if you win the cup, you gotta play good teams.
Lots of posts hit in this game. By the Wings, I mean. Chicago didn't hit any posts, of course.
I'm glad that the Wings proved that they can still dominate, even though they came up short. The only question I have now is if they can keep it up for the next two months.
We will see.
It's playoff time! LGRW!
Radulov has the unique chance to be eliminated in the first round of Gagarin Cup (KHL) AND the Stanley Cup the same year:)
I have to say I was so completely confident in this team a month and a half ago, but am kinda doubtful right now. But then again, I was doubtful in the wonderful year of 2008 and (the notsowonderful) year of 2009. But was feelin confident last year. Bottom line, regular season means nothing now. We know this team can dominate, they just have to get back to it. If/when they do, I think they can play anyone.
@Mary Gonsalves The main difference for me is that I was never doubtful in 2008, not for an instant. This year just seems like every year since.