Red Wings Recap: 2.21.2012

Quick recap tonight, folks. It was a roller coaster of a day for Wings fans. We got Quincey, then lost Pav. Had a good first period, then fell asleep against the Blackhawks. It happens. 6 game winning streak ends with a 2-1 loss.

Rest of the recap after the jump:

Howard had no rust to shake off, but the rest of the team sure did. I won’t go into details about who was bad and who was worse. I’ll just say that Howard was great tonight and deserved better. Helm and the rest of line 1c had decent energy, but not enough. Way too many guys slacked off tonight. Way too many bad outlet passes.

Not enough good looks at Crawford. If you’re playing against a bad goalie, you’ve got to make him work. The Wings didn’t, so he gets a free W.

NOHS Three Stars of the Game:

First Star: Howard for stopping and endless stream of breakaways. It took two fluke goals off of heavy pressure to beat him.

Second Star: Filppula for his PP goal in the first. Good to see him score.

Third Star: You tell me. No one else really impressed me tonight.

Next game is Thursday against the Canucks. Puck drops at 7:30 EST. We’ll see you then.