After an embarrassing loss to the Phoenix Coyotes, the Detroit Red Wings came out strong against the offensively inept Philadelphia Flyers.
The Red Wings’ power play has been solid in their first four games of the season, but did not produce any goals. But against the Flyers, the Wings were able to tally three power play goals; who knew adding Todd Bertuzzi to the first power play unit would have such an impact.
Todd Bertuzzi would have been able to finish that wraparound even if the old nets were still in use because Ray Emery had no idea where the puck was. Here is a hint, it is in the net.
The Red Wings were not finished with scoring goals on the power play though, and Pavel Datsyuk had a trick up his sleeve.
I am not sure I have seen a more effortless shot on net, which was hard enough to blast past and completely fool the goalie.
Speaking of Datsyuk, he seems to make some of the most complicated moves look simple. He receives a pass off of his skate, then Bertuzzi punches it back toward him, and the puck again ends up in his skates. Datsyuk kicks the puck with both of his skates to get the puck onto his stick and still has time to find Henrik Zetterberg in the slot.
What a pass by Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg finished it off with a blast of a shot.
The full highlights are below and an honorable mention to Daniel Alfredsson, who had three power play assists against the Flyers.