Sunday, March 15, 2009

That was better!

Much much better....then the last two Saturdays! The Blues came out fighting for a playoff spot and the Wings certainly responded. I still felt at times there were defensive breakdowns and the first goal could be considered a bit weak, but all in all a nice effort and result. I just hope they can build on it with a decisive win this evening.

Ozzie looked confident and relaxed in net for one of the first times all season...he really seemed to collected himself after each goal was scored. Earlier this season it was as though each he still carried each goal with him....

I thought Lebda and Ericsson had a good game today. And Mule was jumping into the play both forechecking and backchecking hard. Too bad he hit the post on his breakaway.

Unfortunately Filppula left the game with back spams and is day to day. Too bad since he has been playing so well. Meech should take his spot in the lineup.

Obviously Datsyuk had a great game. I think these were his first two goals in 9 or 10 games. And the energy Hossa brought was contagious....definitely one of our best players tonight. The ladies over at Hockeytown Static posted a lovely picture of Hossa dancing through a field to commemorate their excitement. Great picture and wonderful sentiment!

Well since I am sooo late writing this, not much more to add that you have not already heard. Matt over at On the Wings posted a great post game review...check it out.

Aside from that Rafalski seems tired. He's been playing lidstromesque minutes all season and I hope that Babs will be able to find a game some time (maybe when lilja gets back) to give him a break.

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