Au Revoir, Montreal: Detroit Red Wings 4 - Montreal Canadiens 1

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

My, my, in Detroit, William Hull did surrender.

Oh yeah, and the Canadiens have met their destiny in quite a similar way.

The history book on the self, is always repeating itself.

The Red Wings run of injuries, lack of success, and disappointments has met its Waterloo. The Wings are back to where they need to be.

Since defeating the Kings of January 11th, the Wings are 4-3-0. Two of those three losses were 1-0 defeats to the Ducks and Rangers. Outside of the Blues debacle, the Wings have been stellar the last two weeks.

Today was no different. And while this game didn't have the nail-biting excitement of the Chicago victory, it was certainly as satisfying.

Here's how it all happened:

Twelve minutes into the 1st period, the Red Wings would break the deadlock. The Canadiens took two penalties and the Wings found themselves on a 5-on-3 PP. After a pass from Alfredsson, Zetterberg would score on a beautiful slapshot to give the Wings the lead. Niklas Kronwall was given the other assist.

Twelve minutes into the 2nd period (Deja Vu, eh?), Riley Sheahan would score a Zetterberg-esque goal to extend the Wings lead to 2-0. With that goal, Sheahan has now 2 goals and 6 points in 11 games with the Wings this season.

And people think the Red Wings don't have any talented prospects.

Moments later, after a penalty by Abdelkader, Brenden Gallagher scored to cut the Wings lead in half. Gallagher sped through the Wings defense before curling a shot past Gustavsson to put the puck in the back of the net.

Towards the end of the second period, Niklas Kronwall scored to make it 3-1 for the Wings. Kronwall will be thanking a lucky bounce and Justin Abdelkader's net-front presence for that goal.

The 2nd period was significantly more entertaining than the 1st period. Lots of scoring opportunities for both sides, including some great stuff from Brendan Smith. He delivered a couple of great hits, before taking a shot at Carey Price that will be more remembered for Price's windmill save than the shot itself.

The Red Wings kept up the pressure in the third period. With less than two minutes left in the game, Gustav Nyquist would score after a turnover by Montreal to seal the deal for Detroit.

Your player of the game is Niklas Kronwall.

It is hard to argue with this team after a game like tonight's. Every game it seems that they manage to improve in some department and this game was no different.

Kyle, the Red Wings don't suck. The Red Wings have had its ups-and-downs, but we've climbed over the injury hump. The worst is behind us, and the best is yet to come.

I'll end this joyful recap with this:

Next up for the Red Wings are the Florida Panthers on Sunday.

Let's Go Red Wings!

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