(Jacob is my little brother and an Oilers fan)
- Early on Mule had two good chances. One came after he made some awesome moves, but Bulin made a great/lucky save.
- Hudler created things and looked good early on and it paid off on a shift where he dominated and found Flip on a flip-pass from behind the net. Val batted it in for 1-0. Let's hope that is what Happy needed.
- The Oilers had a few good chances, but were stoned by Howard each time. Except for a PP for the Oilers (after a blatant hook by Modano), the Wings dominated the period.
- The Wings second goal came off a Z pass from the sideboards, that Pav just pushed forward to Homer. Bulin stopped Homer's redirection, but scored on the rebound.
- The third goal came when Bertuzzi found Cleary with a backhand pass. Buckets made no mistakes and scored on a shot that Khabibulin maybe should have had.
- Not much to say about this period. Everyone looked fricking awesome.
- Early in the second Bert took a breakout pass down with his hand, took it to the corner, switched from left-handed to right-handed and passed it to Buckets. He decided to be equally good and scored his second on a spin-o-rama move.
- The Wings continued to dominate, but then in the middle part of the period they let the Oilers in to it a bit. It's natural to let up a bit, but I disliked it anyway. Luckily they never got really dangerous due to good defense.
- Bert and Kronner had a bad giveaway each, but what really got me was how well we cleaned up after those.
- The Oilers got away with a few because the refs felt bad for them, but the Wings got slapped with a cheap penalty. The kill was entirely dominant, which switched the momentum back in favour of the Wings. I love the kill this year.
- The Wings dominated towards the end, got rewarded with a PP and on a scramble in front of the net Mule scored his 100th career goal. Now that he's over that he can maybe start scoring regularly again.
- The shift after the PP looked like a PP.
- The end of the second saw half a kill. A good one. Penalty will resume in the third.
- Loved to see Ndamukong Suh taking in the game and getting a good "SUUUUUUUUUUH" from the crowd. Go Lions!
- The Oilers played the rest of that PP like they meant it and scored.
- The Wings relaxed a little more this period, but still controlled the play.
- Datsyuk laid out Penner.
- Hemsky got hurt. Let's hope it's not bad.
- Homer made it 6-1 on a rebound off a Z shot.
- The Oilers scored again right before the end, but the Wings won 6-2 in dominating fashion.
Play of the game
Bert's take down and switch of handedness, his pass to Cleary and Danny's spin-o-rama.
Player of the game
Dan Cleary scored two, set up tons of chances, made himself some chances and worked hard.
11 months ago