The game started off pretty open ended, but after a while Detroit controlled it and had the best chances. Then around the halfway point, Meech, as a forward, showed great net presence and poked the puck loose and Maltby scored. The Wings dominated the next shifts too. Two fast commercial breaks took some momentum away thoug and the game went back to being open with chances both ways. Then the Wings got a PP. On the PP Z made an awesome steal and the play ended on Nick's stick. He saw Pasha coming unnoticed out from behind the goal and sent a shot pass on his stick that he deflected in. Right after that, Chris Neil got a lucky breakaway. Jimmah came up huge. With forty-some seconds left Drapes got called after he and his opponent both high sticked each other. The PP looked dangerous, but didn't score in that period.
The second started with a Sens PP. It was killed, but the Sens kept momentum for a couple of mins. Then the Mule wreaked havoc and got in some energy. The Wings then got a PP. Bad PP. Then a weird bounce off the glas was poked past Howard. Rafa was wrongly place and Bert didn't hold his man, who poked it in. The Wings struck back and got themselves a PP: After a lousy start Miller found Bert who sent a cross crease pass to Cleary who tapped it in. The follow up shift was dangerous, but the Wings survived. After that came a period with chances for both teams before the Wings took a penalty. Good kill. Malts almost scored while hurt on a near miss by Elliott.
The third started with good chances for both teams, but after that Detroit had the edge. The middle part of the period was very controlled and had few chances except from a freaky between the legs shot from Pasha. The Sens then had a great shift and a puck went off a Sens helmet and into the crossbar. On the next shift Helm went on attack and drew aPP. It was unsuccessful, but killed time. The Wings nicely killed off the rest of the game and Franzén scored an empty netter.
- Bert needs to get going.
- Damn it feels good to see Kronner.
- Somehow, national anthems aren't that bad when Karen Newman sings.
-Homer left injured. Maybe Mule gets his Olympic spot. I'd not be opposed to that.
- What a solo ride by Pasha! Sad it ended with a post.
Keys to the game
- Will Franzén continue his onslaught?
He was a bit more invisible than in the last two in the first. Then he woke up and started wreaking havoc. And he scored.
- Can the guys be more effective?
Malts sure was. And the first PP didn't take long either. HCleary couldn't miss. Nothing wrong here today.
- 60 minutes?
Play of the game
Nick's shot pass to Pasha. Amazing.
Player of the game
Pasha had an excellent game, but I will symbolically give it to Malts for his goal and his service to the Wings.
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