Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Red Wings 3, Penguins 1

So what happened?
Well that was an exercise in frustration, wasn't it? The Wings are back in full playoff mode, playing their subtle obstruction / interference game. If you don't believe me, all you needed to do was see Sid's reaction to Zetterberg at the end of the game. I don't think Sid (or any of the Pens) enjoyed that special kind of closeness that the Wings like to try to inflict.

Aside from that, the Pens certainly seemed unable to match the intensity of the Wings tonight. I know the Wings slow things down, but the Pens seemed downright lackadaisical on their skates at times.

Your biggest stat line of the night? Being out shot 13-8 in the third period, despite being down. That won't cut it.

Who scored?
Dupuis (18)

Any surprises?
I didn't realize it was 2008 again. It wasn't? It sure felt like the way the first Cup Finals went.

Any change in the standings?
Nah, but Jersey now has two games in hand and is only two points back. Not good.
Division: 1st (two points ahead of New Jersey)
Conference: 2nd (two points ahead of New Jersey)
League: 6th (two points behind Vancouver)

Who's next?
In case you thought it couldn't get more annoying, The Great Ape is on the schedule for Wednesday. Gold shoelaces anyone?

  • What was the deal with the attempts to kill Filppula? It seemed like they went out of their way, as a team, to punish him.
  • Flower made several really great saves, but two of the goals he allowed were of the weak variety.

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