The Ingredients for Success
What do you get when you mix 30 saves by Jimmy, 10 Red Wings with points, 5 Red Wings goals, 2 Phoenix goaltenders, and a handful of Mickeyisms?
A 5-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes, giving the Detroit Red Wings their 8th consecutive win at home.
3 stars: Filppula, Zetterberg, Conner
1st Period Highlights:
- SOG 12-12
- 1:12 into the game Todd Bertuzzi scored his second goal of the season after a nice feed from Datsyuk
- Valtteri Filppula made all the ladies (and gentlemen) squeel when he got his 9th goal of the season 53 seconds later (2:09, assisted by Z and Hudler)
- Taylor Pyatt went to the box for hooking Abdelkader leading to the PPG by Tomas Holmstrom (14:46, assists to White and Datsyuk) — AMAZING effort by Ian White.
- 43 seconds later Helm finished off a great play by Chris Conner putting the Wings up 4-0 (15:29, assists to Conner and Kindl) … emphasis on the word “finished”
- Phoenix goalie Mike Smith was pulled after going 7-11 (.636 sv%)
- Jiri Hudler made it 5 with just 43 seconds left (assisted by Zetterberg and Fil) …and backup goalie LaBarbera was 0-1 for the period
- Datsyuk, Hudler, Zetterberg, and Filppula all had 2 point periods… now THAT’s what I’m talkin bout.
- 02/07/09 was the last time the Red Wings scored 5 goals in the first period
“He’s got more moves than a monkey on the high wire”
“There’s been more giveaways here in the first period than the Salvation Army”
2nd Period Highlights:
- SOG 8-9
- Not nearly as exciting as the first period but no complaints
- Radim Vrbata put the Coyotes back in the game (hehe just kidding) with a pretty much unstoppable slapshot (15:15, assisted by Yandle and Morris)
3rd Period Highlights:
- SOG 12-11
- Mickey told us a little bit about “Nickel Beer Night” from the good ol’ days… I need to hear more ASAP
- Datsyuk sat out as a “precaution” because of a lower body injury #FMP
- Martin Hanzal scored with Jakub Kindl in the box for hooking (11:32, assisted by Doan and Whitney)
Posted on December 8, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged Chris Conner, Darren Helm, Detroit Red Wings, Henrik Zetterberg, Ian White, Jakub Kindl, Jiri Hudler, Justin Abdelkader, Martin Hanzal, Mickey Redmond, Mickeyisms, Mike Smith, Pavel Datsyuk, Phoenix Coyotes, Radim Vrbata, Shane Doan, Taylor Pyatt, Todd Bertuzzi, Tomas Holmstrom, Valtteri Filppula. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.