Detroit dominated this game from the start. Even when Dallas had pressure, they couldn’t do anything with it and the result was a 3-1 win.
Recap after the jump:
Unfortunate that Joey didn’t get the shutout that he deserved but wins are more important than personal stats. He also did a better job playing the puck tonight so that’s good. I don’t think he’ll be in Grand Rapids any time soon.
I’m sure one of you Negative Nelly’s saw someone in red who sucked out there, but I didn’t. I’d say the team played about as good as they could tonight. PK was great, PP was great, even strength, forecheck and backcheck. They did it all.
Ott is a bum.
Please, if you ever go to a Red Wings game, please please and please again don’t stand up when the play goes past you. If you do, I’ll have no choice but to despise you.
Our third line continues to amaze me. No matter how good or bad this team plays the third line keeps playing hard. That’s what happens when you put three young guys with big hearts and short-term contracts on one line together.
Officiating was good enough to keep the Stars from gooning it up, but let a lot of easy calls go. To win 21 straight in a league where refs won’t let games get out of hand is impressive. Still, Detroit did get way mre PP chances, so I’m not complaining about the refs. Just pointing out the obvious.
NOHS Three Stars of the Game:
First Star: Henrik Zetterberg. Another goal and more solid play by one of our most important players. Keep it up, Z.
Second Star: Jiri Hudler. The man can shoot the puck when he wants to. He didn’t get the game-winner, but he got the game-closer.
Third Star: Everyone who blocked shots. Which would be just about everyone. This is a team that can go far folks. They’re skilled, but they know how to play gritty hockey, too.
NOHS Favorite Moment of the Game: When the team went to center ice and saluted the fans. Yes even the tools that made the game about them when the puck went by, though they probably left with a minute to go to beat the traffic. Anyway, it was a great moment and it makes us love this team even more.
Bonus Favorite Moment: Finding out the Blues lost to the Jackets. el oh el.
I know that’s a short-ish recap, but when the team plays such a great game there’s very little to say. The next game is Friday night against the Preds. Puck drops at 7:30 EST. If you’re going to the game, be loud. Keep the record going.
In closing, I’d like to know what this win meant to you. Nothing? A lot? A little? Explain…