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Recap/Highlights: Red Wings 5 - Blues 3

Quick recap here for now, so we can all marvel in the glory of the Zettertrick. Graham will get the full writeup done later. Also, we'll throw the video highlights up as soon as they're available.

The Red Wings certainly passed the test in this game, needing to prove that they weren't as bad against a contender as the season opener indicated. Two power play goals and some curly fries courtesy our Swedish ball-pushing captain on a fantastic effort won it for the Wings.

Can't wait to see all the whining. Bottom line: Backes is a donkey and that was a late dirty hit. No way there's a suspension, but it's a complete non-issue if Backes doesn't blast a guy a full beat after the pass.