Thoughts on Game 6 vs. Anaheim
-- The Ducks' shuffle on the blue line was effective. Anaheim put Niedermayer and Chris Pronger together against the Filppula line and James Wisniewski and Francois Beauchemin together against the Zetterberg line. A lot will be made in this game that the Zetterberg line didn't outplay the Todd Marchant line. I look at it that the physical play of Wisniewski and Beauchemin shut down the Zetterberg line.
-- Tomas Holmstrom was impossible to notice. The Wings need his net-front play in Game 7.
-- Detroit's first Game 7 since 2002 against Colorado.
-- Babcock shortened his bench in the third period. Kirk Maltby didn't get off it for even one shift.
-- Distinct lack of urgency in the Red Wings. I'm not sure why.
-- Teemu Selanne was flying.
-- Darren Helm drew two penalties. Datsyuk drew one and the Ducks had two too many men calls.
-- Ryan Getzlaf had a great game, but Jonas Hiller saved his butt in the final sequence with his save on Datsyuk. Big giveaway by Getzlaf.