The Red Wings did not play well enough to win until the third period. Conklin was bad. The power play and penalty kill were a disaster and the result was… 1 point.
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Once the Wings failed to score on that extended 5 on 3, they gave Edmonton confidence that they really didn’t need. The Wings didn’t even come close to scoring on that 5 on 3. Some credit needs to go to Edmonton, but the Detroit power play is trash right now. Simply embarrassing.
I think it’s about time to give Joey MacDonald a shot at starting a game. Only 40 minutes of evidence to work with, but I think it’s clear that he’d give Detroit a better chance to win.
Kronwall’s huge hit was clean, yet he was booed by Edmonton fans. I thought they knew more about hockey than us simple Americans. Guess not.
Ericsson needs to give Lidstrom a present of some kind for saving his tail on that late 2 on 1.
NOHS Three Stars of the Game:
First Star: Joey MacDonald. We suddenly have hope that we can survive Howard’s vacation.
Second Star: Todd Bertuzzi: 300, then 301 goals for his career. Congrats, Bert!
Third Star: Drew Miller. Three straight seasons with at least 10 goals. His last three have come at pretty important times, too.
NOHS Favorite Moment of the Game: Getting confirmation that we have a capable backup goalie in the system.
Next game is Monday against Phoenix. Puck drops at 8:00 EST.