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Postgame: Red Wings @ Panthers - 12/28

Tough to get a read off that game 'cause there really were about four distinct "games within the game" going on.

First period was disjointed but the Red Wings pretty clearly controlled things. Hardly the best play from them but better than Florida, and that was enough. Both goals came on the power play but I don't think it was necessarily the case of they only scored because they were on the power play, if that makes any sense. It wasn't a case of the Panthers getting into penalty trouble (penalties were even in the period), it was that the Wings controlled play and, through that, converted on their power plays.

The first half of the second period was absolutely mind-numbing. Detroit, as is the norm of late, was content to hold the lead while the Panthers hadn't found their game yet.

The second half of the middle frame was all Florida as the Wings were still sitting back and the Panthers finally started to click. No surprise that Florida tied things up, it could have been much worse for the Wings if not for the play of Jonas Gustavsson. If there were two more minutes on the clock, I'm certain the Panthers would have gotten another one.

Detroit regrouped and pounced quick to retake the lead in a third-period that would be frantic all around. Florida didn't let up and got back within a goal quick. Again, Gustavsson comes up huge and preserves the lead late.

First star: Gustavsson by a mile. Second is Zetterberg, scoring in his return. Third is Datsyuk for doing awesome work on the hold in and pass for Zetterberg's goal. Honorable mention to Brendan Smith, who played goalie rather nicely to help out Gustavsson on a couple plays and scored the go-ahead goal in the third (from Kyle Quincey, no less).

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That's a loud cheer for Detroit in Florida.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/28/2013 at 7:15 PM

 

Stupid stat of the day: Detroit is 35-31-21 all-time in their first game of the season after Christmas.


Not as bad as Ken pointing out Fleischman was a Wings prospect every time he touches the puck

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/28/2013 at 7:15 PM

 

Off the awesome hold in.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/28/2013 at 7:33 PM

 

Zata is back boys!


Side note: Where was the interference prior to that?

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/28/2013 at 7:33 PM

 

Not a bad way to end the period, 2-0.

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/28/2013 at 7:44 PM

 

What is with the penalties?

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/28/2013 at 8:07 PM

 

First period wasn't great but the second is absolutely boring.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/28/2013 at 8:21 PM

 

That was either a nice little pass or awful D and I can't decide which.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/28/2013 at 8:25 PM

 

Very loud ping.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/28/2013 at 8:27 PM

 

Can we have one game where we dominate for three whole periods?

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/28/2013 at 8:49 PM

 

Quincey did something right? What????

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/28/2013 at 9:00 PM

 

NYQUIST!!!!

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/28/2013 at 9:02 PM

 

DAMNIT!

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/28/2013 at 9:06 PM

 

I apologize for calling the first part of the second period boring. Let's go back to that.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/28/2013 at 9:13 PM

 

No kidding...

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/28/2013 at 9:19 PM

 

So we're collectively screaming nonstop for the next four minutes of play, yes?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/28/2013 at 9:25 PM

 

Could be icing? WTF?

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/28/2013 at 9:28 PM

 

I'm feeling the ENG

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/28/2013 at 9:31 PM

 

Huge time killing shift there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/28/2013 at 9:31 PM

 

Tired Wings caught out there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/28/2013 at 9:33 PM

 

Does that mean one finally went our way?

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/28/2013 at 9:33 PM

 

Eat it, Kopy.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/28/2013 at 9:34 PM

 

Well thank you very much!

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/28/2013 at 9:36 PM

 

Eat it, Kopy.


Exactly

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/28/2013 at 9:37 PM

 

A win! And we get to watch a win on 24/7 tonight too.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/28/2013 at 9:37 PM

 
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