That stuck out to me as well. Appeared to be Sam Gagner. Didn't even pretend to be interested in checking him, and skated lazily into his end after the pass. And we complain about Mule coasting periodically...
Gagner didn't even take a single stride. Just had a nice relaxed view of the entire play.
Unrelated but crazy stat mentioned on the Oilers radio broadcast.
In Detroits last 43 regular season games against the Oilers dating back 11 seasons now. The Red Wings have points in 41 of those games....
With the exception of the 06 miracle playoff run, EDM has been horrible for over a decade now. Many teams have ridiculous numbers and winning records against this team. It sucks.
This team played a decent 40 minutes, but then Kreuger is a genius and decides to make his team sit back and defend. Defend? I get it, defense is important, but that's not what this team's style is. It's supposed to be them using their speed to break down their opposition. (when they decide to actually do it). Sitting back cost them the game. They will only win if they keep their foot on the gas night in and night out. But, they decide to play a few good games and then a few bad ones. Have to be consistent in their play to win. Until they do, they aren't going to be taken seriously or improve.
I feel bad for Petry. He's been very consistent this season. Hasn't made many mistakes. Tonight I guess he was due. haha. Poor guy.
This was just a overall bad game for Petry, first the goal, and then he gets undressed by Datsyuk. You could tell he was pretty frustrated and just wanted the day to be over. Oh well its happens to the best of them.
Bigger story is how the Oilers blew that 2 0 lead within the last 15 minutes, and how the only guy on the Oilers to show up was Taylor Hall. Man does that team ever look awful, coach has gotta go.