Red Wings VS Blue Jackets Notes

Columbus Blue Jackets (0-5-1) @ Detroit Red Wings (4-0-0)
 
My thoughts and notes on tonight's game:
  • Darren Helm with a nice shot block on a Jackets powerplay
  • Franzen's goal was roof dady on Steve Mason, high glove side
  • Brutal giveaway by Ericsson...my god
  • Nash is being shut down easily, trying it all himself
  • Mason robbed Franzen in the same place. He learned from the first time.
  • Franzen's on fire and showing a lot of confidence, gets another PP goal
  • Kronwall jumping into the play helps the offense immensly
  • Howard can't keep letting rebounds into th slot, Brassard buries
  • The only way Columbus will score is off Detroit mistakes
  • Mickey Redmond was upset with a penalty to Columbus for a slash...wait...what? Isn't he a Wings homer?
  • Did you know Columbus has the 5th highest cap hit in the NHL? Detroit is 19th
  • Datsyuk scores on a wide open chance in front
  • AMAZING scrap Ericsson VS Dorsett. Ericsson beat him up pretty good.
  • Howard is playing like he should, not amazing, just solid. That's all they need right now.
  • Dirty attempt at a hit by Tyutin on Emmerton, almost knee on knee.
  • Nash hit Stuart from behind blatantly and no call. Seriously? AND AGAIN ON HUDLER!!! Can you say "frustrated"?
  • Hudler is showing some pizzaz tonight, he's skating mile and hitting everyone.
  • Mickey Redmond: "Lidstrom's getting called for hooking or holding or intereference or something..."
  • Aaron Johnson scores over a minute in to cut it to 3-2.
  • 5-on-3 for Detroit, just as it expires Lidstrom fires a rocket top shelf for a 4-2 lead.
  • Franzen had an open net but got tripped up, allowing Fillpula to get an easy tap-in EN
  • Final score: Wings 5 Jackets 2. Pretty close saying I thought it would be 4-2. I'm just not going to count the empty netter and make myself feel good for picking the right score.

The Wings took it to the Jackets, except for a second period where they were outshot. Detroit (5-0-0) now flies to Washington to take on the undefeated Capitals (6-0-0). Columbus falls to 0-6-1.

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Kyle Busch

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