I think all those powerplays actually helped Detroit last game — once Detroit survived them.
We got a lift from killing them, and I think Phoenix got demoralized and flustered because they wasted all those opportunities.
If Detroit wins today, I think we're looking at a 4 or 5 game series. If Phoenix wins, I think we're still looking at a Detroit victory. Phoenix would have to win and be physically dominant for me to believe they can push this to seven or even win.
They just don't look as dedicated as they did last year.
The best players have to be the best players again...and I'd love to see them play with an edge like they did on Wednesday (ie--Bertuzzi showing some snarl). The one thing I'd change, let's not wait until the second period to turn up the heat.
The Detroit hockey that we all know and love came out in that 2nd period last game, let's get it going right from the start today, no letting up, we need to put this team on their backs flying home after today!
Yeah this one looks amazing. Real proffesional, most of the other teams are real thrown together last minute, bare minumum information kinda stuff. Also have multiple streams right at the top, where as you really have to hunt for them for other games.
Haha, you guys see video of Osgood ripping bettman? http://http://www.mlive.com/redwings...s_to_stop.html
Vrbata seems to score a lot of big goals against the Wings over the years so I hope he's enveloped tight today.
Go Wings! and I hope an Octopus hits bettman in the face if he dares attend a game at The Joe and walk onto the ice. League trying to get fans busted for throwing the sea creature. Might as well ban hats thrown on the ice after a hat trick, a player might step on it and hurt himself, lol. Wish the owners would get rid that ny lawyer commish.