Hey Hey Hockeytown-Wake up.
Another night, another road game lost because those wearing a winged wheel decided to shut down before 60 minutes was over. It is almost like they forgot that the Phoneix Coyotes took them to a game 7 in the first round in the 2010 playoffs.
The game started of fantastic for the home team Red Wings. Well at least you thought they were the home team looking at the oddly Red filled Jobing.com Arena last night.
A 2-0 Start became a 2-1 start after a controversial goal for the Coyotes late in the first. Maybe it is just me but I do not see how this is a goal…
While this is not…
Maybe there really is a secret Holmstrom rule that only the privileged few know about.
Back to last nights reality…
The Red Wings had a 4-1 lead over the Coyotes and blew it. But hey! They at least got one point by not allowing the Coyotes to win in regulation.
You know that is great and all, get the points make the play offs (currently in 2nd place with a 6 point lead on Chicago); however, not being able to win in regulation or in overtime is not going to do the team any good come play off time.
Do you realize if the playoffs started this afternoon the Red Wings would be facing the Calgary Flames?
Sure the Red Wings swept them in the four game series this year but that was with the Flames were slumping and the Red Wings were surging. At this point the Flames might engulf the Red Wings in a fiery inferno.
Now at least the Wings have some time off after a horrible road trip where they at least beat the Buffalo Sabres and the LA Kings at the start of it before falling to the Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks, and now the desert dogs.
At least this beauty came from the horrific loss…
Next game is Wednesday March 9th at home with the Return of the Kings.
For recaps of the rest of last nights games check out From Abdelkader to Zuccarello at The Hockey Writers.
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