April 24th, 2010 at 4:05 AM ^

I just got back from the game tonight -- it was fantastic. A couple thoughts:

1. Howard's two saves on Hanzal's breakaway were HUGE. The game could've gone the opposite direction if the Coyotes score there. Howard absolutely deserved the first star.

2. Good turnout by the Wings fans. There weren't many in Game 1 (probably because tickets went on sale super early, before we knew the Wings would be playing the Coyotes), but as the series has gone on, the casual fans in Phoenix just don't have the interest in hockey to stay psyched about the series.

3. Despite that, I think the Wings need to wrap it up in Game 6. The Coyotes do have a good (albeit relatively small) core of die-hard fans that would get Arena rocking pretty good for a Game 7, and the thought of a road Game 7 is terrifying under any circumstances.

4. Pavel and Hank are awesome. That is all.

House Divided

April 24th, 2010 at 2:37 PM ^

Looks like you have the desert fox retreating for the time being! Beautiful top shelfer by Datsyuk! He his the most dangerous guy to have around the net. Let's see if you can end it in Detroit because right now teams that are facing elmination aren't going away so quietly.