Entirely fine with Franzen jabbing Perron. He deserved it. And someone should have stepped up far sooner as the Blues roughed up Datsyuk and tried to cram Mrazek. Instead of those pointless fights off opening faceoffs, would have been a good time for Tootoo to have a meaningful tilt.
Anyone buy into the "don't know the book on a new goalie" so his first start is better than should be expected idea?
Not really. Wings played a very strong game, and Mrazek made all of the saves he was supposed to. Looked good out there, very composed. Not having a book on the kid really shouldn't have mattered, though.