Red Wings were down early and it looked for a short time that they would play down to their competition, but they found another gear in the second and took over after that.
More after the jump:
I liked every forward tonight. Maybe not Cleary, but I can forgive him because he tries. Yeah, Goose kept tripping guys and that was lame, but he worked his Swedish ass off and drew a penalty, too. That one led to Pavel’s goal.
This is going to be a fast recap, because I want to watch the Stars game. If they beat the Blue Jackets in any way, the Wings are in.
NOHS Three Stars of the Game:
First Star: Pavel Datsyuk. 1G 2A and he was great at both ends of the ice.
Second Star: Henrik Zetterberg. 2A and also great at both ends.
Third Star: Valtteri Filppula. 1G and he absolutely killed it in the faceoff circle tonight.
Next game is Saturday against the Dallas Stars. The game will be in Dallas and we hope it’s meaningless.