Monday, April 6, 2009

Hossa's Pair Powers Wings Past Sabres

Dear Rest of NHL,
Look out.

Marian Hossa might be getting back on track and getting hot just in time for the playoffs. Hossa tallied goal 39 and 40 tonight in a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Brad Stuart started the scoring for the Wings, ripping a shot past Ryan Miller with Holmstrom screening out front on the powerplay late in the 2nd period. Marian Hossa opened the third period with his 39th goal, a backhand on a rebound from a Lidstrom shot. Midway through the 3rd, Hossa added another on a great pass from Pavel Datsyuk, firing short side past Ryan Miller.

Paul Gaustad got a goal back for the Sabres less than a minute later on a scramble in front of Ozzie's net, a relatively easy goal but a goal none-the-less. Ozzie played well again, stopping 32 of 33 for his 26th W of the year. Lidstrom added an empty netter for his 15th score of the season and secured the 51st win of the year.

I didn't get to watch the game because like many people I don't get Versus, but the highlights on showed some incredible saves from Ozzie and some great passing from the Wings. Also, I saw that Ericsson got in a fight but haven't seen the fight yet. Good for him though, use that big body youngin'. You're a big part of the Wings future.

Player of the game: Marian Hossa. No doubt #1 star of the night- 2 G, 1 A, +2. Zetterberg, Holmstrom and Lidstrom are honorable mentions with 2 points each (Z and Holmstrom with 2 A each, Lidstrom with G, A)

Next game is in Detroit on Thursday against the Preds.

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