Detroit at Columbus (3/16/08)

This game started with a great flow, hardly any whistles. Unfortunately, Hasek gave up a goal on the second shot on goal.

The first period was very physical. There were lots of big hits. Even Datsyuk was playing rough and took a penalty at the end of the period for hitting somebody who didn’t have the puck. I think he might be trying to avoid the Lady Byng this year.

Hasek didn’t have a good look at Columbus’ second goal because he was screened. He was still able to kick puck away from the net when he saw it at the last second but it hit Chelios and bounced back into the net.

Columbus’ third goal was batted out of the air in front of Hasek. It looked to me like it was a high stick but it was hard to tell for sure. They reviewed and found it to be good so I’ll have to take their word for it.

The Wings got on the board when two Blue Jackets collided causing an odd man rush. One of the Blue Jackets players apparently did some yapping after the goal and got a 2 minute unsportsmanlike penalty. The Red Wings were unable to even get a single shot on the power play.

After the power play ended the Jackets really started buzzing (no pun intended). They outworked the Red Wings and got another goal. That was the last straw for Babcock and he put Osgood in to replace Hasek.

Detroit’s got another goal on the power play when Datsyuk made a sick pass to Franzen. Even in slow motion it was hard to see what happened. It was like lighting.

Franzen got another power play goal late in the third by working hard in front of the net. It was a great for him.

Unfortunately, even though Ozzy didn’t allow anymore goals, the Wings weren’t able to score enough to catch up and ended up with another loss.

This 4-3 loss brings us to:
100 points

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