Saturday, October 11, 2008

It Was A Win, But...

The score was 3-2 over Ottawa tonight--thank goodness. I don't think I could have managed back-to-back losses. The Wings played MUCH better than they did on Thursday, but they still aren't at the level they need to be--and that they CAN be. All in all, it was a pretty good game. I just hate these games where they push at the end to come out with a win--I like games where I KNOW from the beginning it will go in the 'W' column.

Some good things came out of the game. Franzen got his first goal(s) of the season out of the way. He got the second goal and the game winner--and the winner didn't come till the last two minutes of play. His first goal was really nice, but the second one was a 'gimme' by Gerber--it was deflected off of a Senator and trickled in past the goalie. Oops! Baby Boy got HIS first of the year, too--thank goodness!! Last year it was somewhere around game 10 before he scored--glad he has THAT monkey off of his back, for sure. Anyway, it was quite a nice goal and completely got past Gerber. Hossa, Holmstrom, and Datsyuk seem to be getting a bit more comfortable with each other, however it will still take time for that line. At one point, Holmstrom looked up to see where Hossa was before he passed and I couldn't help but think that wouldn't have happened if Z was on the line--they just KNOW where each other will be. But, it will come with time. It just was nice to get that first win.

Next game, Monday against the Hurricanes. Then they will meet the President at the White House on Tuesday--how cool is that?


--Detroit Red Wings' Chris Osgood deflects a shot during first period NHL hockey action against the Ottawa Senators at the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Canada on Saturday Oct. 11, 2008. The Wings won 3-2. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)--

1 comment:

meleah rebeccah said...

Go Wings! Get it together for Christine!