Red Wings pick up a huge two points and Jimmy Howard gets his 4th shutout of the season as they beat the Coyotes 4-0. If this team plays this way for the rest of the season, they have a good chance of making it to the playoffs.
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I don’t know about you, but I enjoyed this game. Our defense still struggled to clear the zone and that’s what the Coyotes got the chances they had, but the difference was our forecheck. Everyone finished their checks tonight. Guys like Datsyuk and Zetterberg were throwing their weight around and Doan and the Coyotes couldn’t handle it.
Speaking of Doan, he lost his idiotic mind in the third. He’s a cheapshot piece of crap anyways, but when he’s losing he turns into a child. Moron. However, he did have the line of the night according to Pierre. Doan and Abby were chirping and Doan said, “11 points and you play with Pavel Datsyuk? Shameful. So then Doan went after Abby and made a fool of himself and while he was bawling his eyes out about his extra penalty, Abdelkader let a smile slip as a camera caught the moment:
The power play was great tonight. Guys were shooting and making good passes. I mean, Filppula of all people was good tonight. Filppula!
Penalty kill was also good. Guys blocked shots all night, though they did struggle to clear the zone at times.
Franzen worked his hairy tail off all game and at both ends of the ice. Up 3-0 late, he dropped in front of a shot from the point and blocked it. Franzen did that. Franzen!
DeKeyser is our second best defenseman. He makes some of the best outlet passes and he has less than 10 games of experience.
NOHS Three Stars of the Game
First Star: Jimmy Howard. Shutout and looked amazing doing it. No surprise here.
Second Star: Johan Franzen: 2G in one of his better games of the year.
Third Star: Henrik Zetterberg: 3A and he didn’t make a fool of himself like that other moron with the ‘C’ on his sweater.
Honorable Mention: Nyquist, Andersson and Brunner played great again, but this time the rest of the team joined in.
Next game is Wednesday against the L.A. Kings. Game 7.