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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Thoughts on Game 47 (5-1 loss to Atlanta)

-- The Wings matched up against the Kovalchuk line and did a good job against the NHL's leading goal-scorer. The Hossa line on the other hand was an obvious problem. Zetterberg matched up against that line and did a good job. Hossa's even-strength goal goal came with Detroit's fourth line and third defense pairing on the ice.
-- I like how Babcock went with three lines in the second and third periods.
-- I understand putting Hasek in. I don't agree with it. Even if you rally from 3-0 (that's when Babcock wanted to put Hasek in, but the goalie wasn't ready), and win 6-3 or 6-4 ... it's still not worth risking an injury to the 42-year-old netminder. You don't want to leave a goalie like Osgood in too long during a shelling, but with this team, you have to. I'm sure Osgood wouldn't pull a Patrick Roy if you told him in advance.
-- Somehow Nicklas Lidstrom wound up a plus-1 in that mess. He's going to be tough to top in the plus-minus dept. this season.


Anonymous Bryan152 said...

As a team, I think this is one of those games you just put behind you. We know this isn't characteristic of the Wings, certainly not this season. Most any other night, Osgood would have made those saves and the Red Wings would have come away with a victory over the visiting Thrashers but they just didn't have much in them last night, despite the misleading 47 shots on goal. I fully expect them to bounce back on Thursday with an inspired performance against Vancouver.

January 16, 2008 at 10:28 AM 

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