Well that was fun.
Other than the first 35 seconds of the game, this one was all Red Wings.
The Jets scored first and scored fast when Bryan Little netted a backhander right out of the gate. The Wings responded with a Todd Bertuzzi goal six minutes later and then responded again and again and again and again and again and again.
This game really belonged to the entire Wings team. 14 players registered a point tonight Pavel Datsyuk, Jiri Hudler, Valtteri Filppula, Johan Franzen, Todd Bertuzzi, and Henrik Zetterberg all registered two points on the night. Justin Abdelkader, Tomas Holmstrom, Jonathan Ericsson, and Jakub Kindl were the only skaters left off the scoresheet. It was a complete team effort.
Chris Conner scored his first goal as a Red Wings. His shot deflected off a Winnipeg stick and then a Winnipeg defensemen before finding the back of the net. Conner has really fit in well in his few games up with the big club. His speed along with Helm has done some damage on the forecheck and the cycle and that was evident tonight. Danny Cleary is a nice fit with them especially when he reverts to his grinding ability and doesn't try to be a goal scorer. It's hard working line. J.J.'s man-crush Drew Miller also scored tonight.
Jimmy Howard stopped 29 of 30 shots and will see his GAA go down and his SV% go up. #VoteJimmah.
Overall, the Wings probably didn't play as well as the score indicated, but by no means did they play bad. They deserved to win this game. The Season of Streaks continues as the Wings have now won two-in-a-row. They're off until Tuesday and have plenty of time to get some rest before traveling to Pittsburgh to take on the possible Crosby-less Penguins.
Let's Go Red Wings.
Who was the Red Wings' Player of the Game?
Valtteri Filppula (100 votes)
Pavel Datsyuk (35 votes)
Jiri Hudler (79 votes)
Johan Franzen (5 votes)
Other (11 votes)
230 total votes