Pavel Datsyuk Is The Magic Man Feb 17, 2013; St. Paul, MN, USA; Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk (13) passes during the second period against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center. The Wild defeated the Red Wings 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
If Henrik Zetterberg is hot right now, then Pavel Datsyuk is on fire.
Since missing the Anaheim Duck game with an injury, he has been an offensive nightmare for his opponents. In the past two games Datsyuk has 4 points, 10 shots on goal, and is averaging 20 minutes per game.
He is playing on the Red Wings’ power play and penalty kill, along with centering Justin Abdelkader and Daniel Cleary at even strength.
As Red Wing fans we have become jaded to the magic that is Pavel Datsyuk. Without further ado, here is Datsyuk going end to end against the Nashville Predators last night. He took on and beat four Predators and put the puck behind netminder Pekka Rinne.