Thoughts on Game 1, Round 1
-- I'm not a big fan of Darren McCarty playing ahead of Aaron Downey. But I did love seeing McCarty's face when Jordin Tootoo acted up.
-- Brad Stuart had three shots on goal but I'm not sure that his broken finger is allowing him to shoot the puck well at all.
-- Dominik Hasek turned the switch on for the playoffs. The Red Wings have the better goalie.
-- Brian Rafalski had a weak game and fortunately it didn't cost the Red Wings.
-- I fear Alexander Radulov above all other Predator forwards. But the Red Wings coaching staff doesn't, matching up against the Jason Arnott line instead. Worked well tonight.
-- Dallas Drake looked like a good lineup decision. He and Tomas Holmstrom had a team-high four hits.
-- Henrik Zetterberg was a one-man shooting gallery. He had eight shots on goal, six that missed the mark and one that was blocked.