If you haven’t been watching the wings lately, you missed a couple of gems. The last two were hard to tell that they were not playoff games. The one against the blues a week or so ago was too. That one showed that the wings can be rough and tough if needed.
Toronto Maple Leafs was great. They lost it, but clearly Detroit really was the better team on the ice. Happens sometimes where the best team loses. Toronto had a big stage with BBC Canada and a chance to sparkle against the mighty wings and did. Personally I thought Howard looked tired.
Last night was first place Blackhawks. They are good. Last night they were the better team on the ice. Funny how a lot of times people complain about calls going against your team, well, last night was reverse. They were NOT called for some bad ones; several at least. It seemed odd to play Conklin for such an important game (and Howard in Toronto when it didn’t matter as much) but Conklin did good. The penalty shot scared me as he had faced 3 and lost 3 but this one he stopped (whew). Wings looked tired and lagged in the first where the hawks scored two, one on a power play. Second period competed and didn’t seem as tired. Third was pretty well all wings. (okay, I did say hawks were better team on ice, exclude third period, but overall they were better.) The two goals were exciting, tying the game. Overtime! Well, what can I say other than DUCKSOUP! Number 13 was awesome as usual all game but his winning goal tipped over from almost behind the net... I think maybe as good is it was an NBC game and the sportscasters all raved on and on about Datsyuk like he is the best player on ice.... Hmmm. Oh, except one thing... they said except maybe Marion Hossa... HOSSA? Even in the same sentence? Geesh!
I have seen a lot of hockey players and some that excel at different things but what Ducksoup does day in and day out ... no one comes close.