Red Wings got what they deserved tonight after putting forth very little effort. Final score was 4-2, Coyotes. Detroit simply MUST get points anywhere and everywhere they can from here on out if they expect to make the playoffs.
Recap after the jump:
“I like our team.”
Not much good to say so I’ll be brief and focus on whatever bright spots I can: Nyquist never gave up. Emmerton was terrific tonight on the PK. Howard can only do so much.
I like Tootoo, but wish he had dropped the gloves with HealthyScratch2point0.
Next game is tomorrow night against the Avalanche. Hopefully DeKeyser can get into the game and make an impact. Hopefully Brunner is back from injury.
Hopefully Detroit frigging shows up.
I have no idea what was said between the first and second periods but whatever it was I hope it is never said again. Phoenix is nowhere h\near as good as we made them look tonight. It's a good thing we tend to show up after a crappy loss so at least I have some hope for tomorrow. God this was a bad game to watch.
Sadly the first line summed it all up. When I saw Abby pass Datsyuk while racing for an iced puck in the 3rd I knew it was over. I expect that type of effort from Franzen, but not Datsyuk.