Red Wings VS Blue Jackets Notes
Kyle Andrew Busch on Sat, 2011-10-22 00:45
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.