April 15th, 2010 at 12:49 AM ^

Shane Doan was unbelievable. He seemed like he was everywhere, delivering the hits and the energy.

Howard looked shaky, especially on that third goal.


April 15th, 2010 at 1:08 AM ^

That was a physical ass beating the likes of which I don't think I have ever seen. Detroit got completely bitched in the body check department and then played "don't hurt me" hockey for the last 30 minutes. 20-10 were the shots on goal in the third period. A perfect example of a team winning because they wanted it more. If Game 2 goes like this, Babcock needs to put Abdelkader in the lineup to shake things up.

Clarence Beeks

April 15th, 2010 at 4:17 PM ^

The biggest thing about this game that should concern Red Wings fans is that it appears that Phoenix has the two things that have traditionally given the Red Wings fits in their prior early round exits: (1) goaltending and (2) outstanding speed. I was honestly shocked at how much faster Phoenix was than Detroit was.