Strange Game Equals Away Game Win for Wings
The Detroit Red Wings have a strange win against the Dallas Stars, a final score of 5 to 4.
First Period: As usual, the first goal came from the Wings. Zetterberg grabbed a rebound from Hudler but instead of sending it to the net again, he passed it to the open Filppula. Filppula pretty much had an open net. Red Wings were up 1 to 0. The next goal came from the same line; Hudler redirected a shot from Zetterberg into the net. The goal was looked over for review, but there was no kicking motion from Hudler’s redirect. Only 50 seconds later, the Stars’ Eriksson scored their first goal. The period ended positively with another goal scored by the Hudler line with only a minute left! Same as the last goal, Hudler scored with another assist from both Filppula and Zetterberg. Wings left the period with a 3 to 1 lead. SOG: 15 Detroit vs 14 Dallas.
Second Period: Only a minute into the period, Jamie Benn got the first goal in the period taking the score 3 to 2. It wasn’t long before Emmerton scored with an assist from Nyquist and Stuart, giving the Wings another two goal lead. Nyquist received his first official NHL point from this assist, so congrats to him! Seven minutes in, Stars’ Ryder scored what seemed to be something Howard would normally stop. With less than half way in the second, the Wings decided to take their two goal lead back with a goal from Franzén and a beautiful assist from Datsyuk. The Wings ended the period with a 5 to 3 lead. SOG: 23 Detroit vs 21 Dallas.
Third Period: The third period was a not a bad period, but the Wings did not seem to have any drive. This period was definitely the least eventful of the three. It took until the last 6 minutes of the game for anything to happen at all. At this time, Stars’ Ryder scored for the second time this evening. Dallas pulled their goalie with a little over a minute to go. The Wings had chances to shoot on the Stars open net and the Stars had chances to shoot on Howard, but no one could capitalize. The Wings won 5 to 4 against the Dallas Stars. SOG: 31 Detroit vs 29 Dallas.
Definitely not the greatest goal tending on either team, but plenty of goals to make up for it. For the most part, it was a very fast paced game. It was not the best playing by the Wings, but they pulled it off! The Hudler, Filppula, and Zetterberg line did awesome! Played really well together.