Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sharks Wings recap

You'd think that teams would learn by now, dont take penalties when you play the Wings.

Hossa put a puck in between Evgeni Nabakov's legs on the Wings first powerplay. Nabokov made a partial stop but it still squirted through. Ville Leino got his 5th goal on a baseball style swing on an airborne puck to put the wings up 2-0 going into the first intermission. I couldn't help but think, how were we out shot 12-7 and still winning? We normally get dominated when we're being outshot but this is different. Our awful penalty killing also pulled through for us and didn't allow any goals in the first period.

Zetterberg's spin-o-rama breakaway shorthanded goal...not much I can say other than just wow. Yay for 12 more years of Zetters!
Ehrhoff got a powerplay goal to bring the Sharks within two.
Zetterberg got another goal on the powerplay as he faked a move behind the net but ended up stuffing the puck in off of Nabokov on a 5-on-3 powerplay and gave the Wings a 4-1 lead they wouldn't relinquish.

Conklin played out of his mind again. Hope this stays the same for the rest of the season.
One of the best parts of the night? Datsyuk, yes Datsyuk, was taking the body all game long. Which is awesome. He's a dwarf compared to the Sharks players but still threw around his body and didnt back down from any physical play. He even drew a penalty on Dan Boyle for slashing after he knocked Boyle down.

Other game notes:
I have found a new player to watch. Well, players.
1st, Ville Leino. Holy crap this guy is just a rookie and he's incredible. He's shown several times his ability to find the net at the right time and can read the play before it happens, something often hard to do in hockey with all of the caroms and deflections. 2nd, Nick Kronwall. Kronwall's becoming one of the better defensemen in the league yet is still relatively unknown. He's known for his big hits in the playoffs last year but he's also become a big time skilled defender for the Red Wings. He's a strong and balanced skater and has displayed his vast knowledge of the game on several occasions throughout the season. No wonder they call him Nick Jr.


  1. I'm certainly liking the name of the blog and I'm happy you have taken the initiative in writing.

    Datsyuk for MVP... why not?

  2. I hope so. But it will probably go to Ovechkin or Malkin (if the Pens make playoffs)