Thoughts on Game 62 (4-0 win in Colorado)
Here are a few comments on the check from the Red Wings ...
"Looked like a forearm to me," said Aaron Downey. "Looked like it was scripted out of the WWE. We can't be running the superstars in our league. If you want to have a good clean hit, have a good clean hit. When the elbows are up when you hit a five-time Norris Trophy winner, arguably one of the best defensemen to ever play the game, it's a joke."
"I think it was an obvious elbow to the head," said Henrik Zetterberg. "It was a lack of respect by him."
"He's going to be fine," said Detroit coach Mike Babcock. "I don't know if he's going to be out a week or 10 days or what. He's got something mild in the inside of his knee. I don't know what the technical term is, but it just means that he's not playing right away."
-- With the team's top three defensemen out, ice time totals were very unusual for the Red Wings. Derek Meech led the team and Brett Lebda was second.
-- Chris Osgood looks like he's back. After being pulled from his previous two starts, Osgood played a very sound positional game.
-- Tell me that Aaron Downey isn't a good fit for this team.