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Red Wings - Wild: Post-H2H Notes

I've got to say, H2H was a hell of a lot of fun. It helped that the Wings won, of course, but many thanks to all of Team Herm for putting it together.

As for the game itself... The first period worried me quite a bit. The Wings were getting chances but no goals and I thought for sure the 3-1 power play advantage would get evened out.

Four quick goals in the second pretty much knocked the Wild out of it. Franzen's first was a hell of a shot and the one eventually credited to Ericsson was a great (though also lucky) play.

Ericsson might have had his best game of the year. A goal, an assist, and +4.

That Detroit let Minnesota back in it late in the second and at the start of the third is a definite negative. The PPG to make it 4-1 might not have been able to be helped but the second Wild goal was absolutely awful. Jimmy Howard simply cannot give that goal up.

Drew Miller continues to show why he's still in Detroit and Ville Leino was moved to Philadelphia (something Malik and I talked about before the game). A strong defensive game, as always, and his goal was nice, too. Good speed coming up the wing and a quick shot. It was past Backstrom before he could do anything about it.

The player of the game was, of course, Franzen. He was all over the place and played like he was hungry, with four points to show for it.

The Wings are now tied with the Colorado Avalanche for seventh in the Western Conference but Colorado has a game in hand. A win in Nashville tomorrow will tie the Wings and Predators with Detroit having a game in hand.

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Eat it, LaRue.

The H2H crowd is nuts.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/26/2010 at 7:49 PM

 

George Malik is riding the zamboni. I won the ride and gave it to him. This is fun. Need more goals.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/26/2010 at 8:25 PM

 

Much better period. Downside being Cleary is out, as per Khan. No one else available to report it with every Wings blogger here.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/26/2010 at 9:16 PM

 

My photos from the game have been posted.

http://www.detroitho...date=2010-03-26

Limited to pre-game 'cause we were so far up in the corner during the game. I'm at center ice for my next game so maybe I'll get some in-game photos then.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/28/2010 at 1:52 PM

 
Johan Franzen

Johan Franzen
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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