Isn't it sweet to see one of those worst-team-wins games go the Wings' way?
Norwegian word/phrase of the night
Hockeyhore = Puck bunny. While we don't have enough interest in hockey to get the full on, grown up bunnies, we have teenaged chicks who go to practices and games, or hang out outside the hotels in hockey camps in hopes of getting hockey bf. They're usually pretty skanky, but I'll admit that they can liven up boring afternoons at hockey camps. As you might have guessed, the direct translation of "hockeyhore" is "hockey whore". The direct translation of "puck bunny" would be "puck kanin", which makes no sense.
The first started with a horrible turnover by E. It lead to some good Nash chances. But the eurotwins changed the momentum with a good shift and then Eaves drew a (cheap) penalty. The PP looked dangerous at first, but then turned into horrible. The next period was open in style, but Bubba had the best chances. Jimmah bailed us out several times. And it continued badly. Nashville had three more breakaways, two of them after horrible turnovers (Bert and ?). Luckily a combination of Jimmah mojo and luck saved them. Towards the end the Wings got a PP and with a second left Filppula took a shot, Miller redirected it and Williams pushed it into the net. Just after that Pasha made a bad pass in his own zone that Z couldn't reach. On the play that followed Kronner lost his stick (and got Z's) and the ensuing play ended with a cross ice pass. Jimmah got a little of the shot, but not enough. Bad period. Lucky to be tied.
The second started with more trouble, including a chance that Stuart saved off the line. That play also included the world's biggest goalie interference and a skate nearly cutting Kronner's face to shreds. The Wings then got a little better and got another PP. A nice play where Nick saved a puck from clearing the zone and Z threw a perfect blind pass ended with the puck on Pasha's stick. He found Nick sneaking in. Perfect shot. And then the Wings got another PP. The PP itself gave nothing, but 3 seconds after it Miller deflected a Stuart shot. It didn't go in, but he batted in his own rebound. Nashville came right back on attack and predictably got a make up PP. The PP looked dangerous, but didn't score. The Wings got some chances right after that as they caught a tired Nash team. Nashville continued stearing the game and with a few minutes left they got a breakaway. Hornquist hit the bar, but Lids took a penalty in the process. Another dangerous looking PP, but no goal. The Preds continued pressing and got another PP with a little over a minute left. It was a cross-check, but the guy blew a wheel too and I find it baffling that the guy who attacked Kronwall after it didn't get called. The first half of the Nash PP (the rest of the period) was killed nicely.
The third started with the rest of the Bubba PP. It was killed, but Bubba continued pounding the Wings and finally got a goal off a shot from Weber that deflected off Stuart. Soon after Z gave them another chance, but O'Reilly hit the crossbar on an open net. Thank God. Instead the Wings scored a couple of minutes later. Z shot it from behind the goal line, it bounced off Ellis and in. The Wings seemed a little more awake after that, but didn't dominate. With 90 seconds left the Wings got penalized. Nash PP. Killed off for two huge points.
(Lack of/attempts at) Thoughts
- After Versus and FS Wild it feels fantastic to have a FSD feed.
- Helm seemed to hate Hörnquist. Rocked him several times.
- I have no more thoughts really tonight.
Keys to the game
- How will Williams look? Will we notice him?
He had a couple of good wristers. Scored a PP goal. Had a boring interview. Otherwise pretty invisible.
- Will Z and Nick continue their onslaught? Can Z catch on?
The first Nash goal came after Pasha made a bad play in his own zone and gave the Preds zone time. The second goal was off an amazing play including all three. They all got points on the Z goal too.
He had to make some great saves early on. Saved the Wings in the first for sure. And continued to be good in the second. And once again in the third.
- Sixty minutes pur-lease
Hahahahahaha. The first was terrible. Just fucking hopeless. The second was a little better, but they still was the second best team on the ice. The third was a bit better, but still Nashville dominated.
Play of the game
The second goal. What a play!
Player of the game
Jimmah. 48 saves.
And now for a sothing guitar solo before we all go to sleep:
Scheize, it's late for Christ's sake and I have work at 10:15 AM. Night folks.
5 weeks ago