The Detroit Red Wings were flying high after tonight's game against the Vancouver Canucks. Vancouver is one of the top ten teams in the league. Even after the beautiful shutout Jimmy had on Saturday night, the game was still expected to be a nail biter. However, our writer, Brad’s hopefulness about Saturday’s game being a portent of things to come was proven in tonight’s high scoring game. The Detroit Red Wings painfully beat the Canucks.
Last night's showing was a welcome sight, and hopefully a portent of things to come.
The Red Wings were desperate to get back into the win column as they played host to division foe Nashville, to whom they lost in overtime just 4 days previous. The Wings did not disappoint the Joe Louis Arena crowd, exploding for 4 goals and blanking the Predators 4-0
The Wings may not have been victorious, but if they were one thing they were certainly determined.
Detroit fell into a 2-0 deficit early in the game, but managed to claw their way to a 3-3 tie before the end of regulation. What little luck The Red Wings had found ran dry shortly thereafter though, as Predator captain Shea Weber capitalized on a bad defensive decision and a fortunate bounce, scoring the OT winner to finish off Detroit 4-3.
It is safe to say that the Wings are playing terrible. There is no way to put it besides tonight's game was unbelievably frustrating to watch. It is hard to imagine Minnesota was the team the Wings killed just three weeks ago, winning 5 to 3 with a hat trick from Henrik Zetterberg. Remember that? Tonight was definitely a different story. The Detroit Red Wings lost their third game in a row to the Minnesota Wild.
The spirit of giving is alive and well in Detroit. Many in Hockeytown last night would say it is too much so.
The Red Wings relinquished all control of what was an entertaining hockey game during the match's final period and absolutely handed over the game to the Anaheim Ducks. It was Anaheim's first win in the Joe Louis Arena since 2008, and by the play the Wings exhibited in the final frame, it couldn't have come much easier
In their first afternoon game of the year, the Detroit Red Wings will play host to the similarly banged-up Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers can definitely sympathize with Detroit's injury woes, having lost their last four games while having lost three of their four top centers. The Wings also got some bad news heading into this match in the form of losing Todd Bertuzzi for a least a few days with back issues.
Detroit faces St Louis for the third time tonight, hoping to break their tied record of 1-1 and steal two needed points. Don't miss the march up at 8pm. Follow our Twitter tonight for live discussion of the game and like our Facebook for more Wings coverage.
In a season rife with woes for the Detroit Red Wings to frown on, they can at least say they're off to a better start than this evening's opponents: the Calgary Flames. The Wings hope to get back into the win column tonight, but doing so will require them to hand a defeat to one of their most recently departed former teammates, forward Jiri Hudler.