I Spy: Pavel Datsyuk
You heard them right. The crowd was chanting “Let’s Go Red Wings!” at the Staples Center this evening as your Detroit Red Wings took down the LA Kings 4-1. My favorite tweet of the game: “kings fans have been telling me the wings suck the whole game & i’m like ‘talk to me when your jerseys aren’t sparkling.'” (thx for the entertainment @hushlittleladyy) — And I agree…the only time I like my men sparkly is in Twilight.
1st Period Highlights:
- Mike Richards scored a shorthanded goal (6:37) after Hudler made a Hudler mistake
- Oh there you are, Pavel Datsyuk!!! Datsyuk scored his first goal since OCTOBER 21ST 37 seconds later (7:14, assisted by Holmstrom and Lidstrom) to tie it up at 1
2nd Period Highlights:
- Niklas Kronwall took advantage of the slashing penalty against Rob Scuderi and put the Red Wings ahead by 1 (7:08, assists to Franzen and Holmstrom)
- Brad Stuart’s (not so smart) defensive play led to a penalty shot (11:06) for all-star Anze Kopitar. Howard’s save made me feel like a proud mother…I shed a tear or two. The save and Jimmy’s reaction kind of reminded me of one of the scenes in my favorite movie: Robin Hood Men in Tights. See below.
- Brendan Smith rushed out of the box after a hooking penalty and sped down the ice to assist Justin Abdelkader, earning his first NHL point and giving the Wings a 2-goal lead (15:38) Congratulations, cutie!
- Datsyuk stayed hungry (for curly fries) and scored his second goal of the game and 4th of the season (15:06, assisted by Johan Franzen)
- Jimmy Howard was 23-24 (.958 sv%) and was on top of his game
- Holmer got 2 assists in the 9:07 he was on the ice
- Datsyuk is back. He wanted it…he got it. And then he got it again. Oh, how we’ve missed you.
The Wings wrap up their West Coast roady with a 8:00 pm game against the Anaheim Ducks tomorrow. Do it to it.
Posted on November 20, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged Anze Kopitar, Brad Stuart, Brendan Smith, Detroit Red Wings, Jimmy Howard, Johan Franzen, Justin Abdelkader, Los Angeles Kings, Mike Richards, NHL On The Fly, Nicklas Lidstrom, Niklas Kronwall, Pavel Datsyuk, Rob Scuderi, Tomas Holmstrom. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.