Was it a good game? I didn't get to see it, but based on the reaction from Twitter, it was entertaining. So, since I missed the game, I'll leave it up to you to comment and tell everyone else how it went. One thing I did notice was that Detroit didn't have a single power play. Strange. Is Boston the new Chicago? A team of knuckle-draggers that miraculously become saints when the Wings come to town? I hope not.
Some specifics to address after the jump:
How did Monster look? Are you more confident in him now than you were last season?
Other than the goal scorers, who stood out to you?
Glendening probably sticking around a while?
Let us know!
The monster likes to fight off the puck. I think he enjoys making routine saves look difficult.
Franzen took half a game off. Which is less than I had seen him take off in previous games.
Tootoo is better than Sammy.
We had a couple stupid penalties and a couple head scratchers, need to play with more discipline before it hurts us.
Chara played the point on the 5-3 instead of in front of the net. I would like to think this is a sign of Jullien's respect for Datsyuk and then Zetterberg.
Speaking of, highlight of my night. Datsyuk turns Norris trophy winning Chara inside out and goes on to set up Z.
We could probably say this every game but Datsyuk played out of his mind today, easily his best game of the season so far. I was especially impressed with Dekeyser, I really didn't see him making any mistakes out there, played great shutdown defense and was pretty good on the 5 on 3. Speaking of the 5 on 3 I don't think that was all us, that was a large part Boston misfiring probably 5 shots either really high or really wide. Really impressed with Glendening, looked right at home on the PK and looked quick. Lashoff looked strangely like Smith out there though which kinda sucked.
UGH! I watched it over here in Bahrain. The satelitte company played the NESN feed. I only watched the last parts of the 3rd period when they were up 3-1 and they had to kill a 5-3 (almost a full 2 mins) which was AWESOME! Then a couple more penalties, allowing the Bruins to scrape back a little. It all worked out and I got the see some Wings hockey!!! Won't happen again for a couple months I think, but totally worth the last part I got.