Disgusting way to finish an otherwise really good game as the Wings fall to the Stars 4-3 in OT.
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I’ll just get this out of the way now: I don’t fault Howard on the goals he let in, but he’s not a $5 million goalie right now. He just isn’t. Dallas capitalized on the few chances they had. Not good enough.
I’m a little miffed that Detroit didn’t get a single power play, but I can’t think of an egregious penalties that Dallas got away with. I thought the call on Abby was callable, but considering the score and the fact that only one other call had been made, it probably shouldn’t have been.
NOHS Three Stars of the Game:
First Star: Zetterberg. Three assists tonight, all of them primary.
Second Star: Datsyuk with a great goal.
Third Star: Almquist with his first NHL goal.
Things to Keep Doing: Scoring goals is good.
Things to Stop Doing Forever: Giving up leads and getting scored on late in the second, third and OT periods is bad.
Next game is Saturday. Hopefully the Wings play really well so they can wash this awful taste out of our mouths.
UGH such bad positioning by the defense. That first Dallas goal is totally preventable if Kindl didn't chase the puck out of position. Also in OT the Stars got three or four uncontested shots on net before they finally scored, defense was non existent. I know they are young and all but they have to be better. DDK can't do it all and I'm afraid they will lean on him too much this year. Hopefully Holland can work some magic and bring in another veteran guy. Doesn't have to be a superstar dman, just someone who is solid positionally and can help our young guys a bit. Can't believe I'm saying this but I can't wait for Big E to come back.
Now I know how Lion's fans have felt in the past. i am so disappointed in our performance but I will never stop supporting them. I am not going to become a spoiled Wings' fan that does not hold them accountable or that whines when we lose. Suck it up, let's show Stevie Y that we are still the team he left behind.
@JOHNxJOHN Why can't you believe you are saying it? We will look a lot better with big E back and he has been great the last couple years.
@JasonKeller You have no idea how Lions fans felt in the past. They had zero success for decades, the Wings have two decades of post-season appearances, 4 cups in that time and we are only 1 point off the division leader. The Lions have Megatron and that's pretty much all they've got going for them.
@JasonKeller Oh yeah this season he has been fantastic. Finally solidified up there with Kronwall. I'm just remembering in the past when nobody really like him. If you were to read this blog two seasons or more ago it wasn't uncommon to see him referred to as Shitbox. I'm glad he has finally come into his own. He will definitely be a giant plus once he comes back.
@Reddy You didn't get what I was saying. I do know how they felt because I am one. I just mean on a short-term basis. Obviously I know it's a whole different thing, was just my knee-jerk reaction last night.