Boston at Detroit (11/3/09)

The Boston Bruins came to town to take on the Red Wings tonight. Osgood was in net for the Wings and Tim Thomas was in for the Bruins. Ericsson was still out with the flu and Rafalski was having flu-like symptoms as well. Doug Janik was brought up from Grand Rapids to fill in on Defense. Brad May is still seeing doctors about his eye which has some bleeding in it after he was hit by Jason Williams’ stick while sitting on the bench.

The Wings were able to get through the first few shifts of the game without giving up a goal. That doesn’t sound like much but it’s something they’ve had trouble doing lately.

About halfway through the first period Osgood showed us some magic when Marco Sturm had the puck right in the crease. He had two scoring chances from point blank and Osgood made two spectacular saves.

Later in the first period Sturm was called for hooking and the Wings went on the power play. On the very first faceoff of the power play Datsyuk it to Bergeron but the puck didn’t go far. Zetterberg jumped on it and fired one that surprised Thomas. It was a power play goal for the Wings and it took just two seconds to score it.

A few minutes later Bertuzzi got the puck in his own end. He looked up ice and saw Datsyuk so he tossed the puck to him up in the air to get it by the defender in the neutral zone. Datsyuk corralled it and got control but he didn’t have time to shoot it so he dropped it back for the trailing Holmstrom. Homer pushed it into the net and scored the Red Wings second goal. It was a sweet play and it gave the Wings the two to nothing lead.

There was no scoring in the second period. There were a few good chances at both ends including one by Boston that hit a post. The Red Wings also killed off another penalty at the end of the period.

The third period featured a bit of a penalty parade towards the end, but still no more scoring. Boston pulled their goalie with about a minute and fifteen seconds left but to no avail.

Osgood got the shutout and the Red Wings notched another win. They played very well tonight especially considering all the injuries. Osgood was fantastic, obviously, but it was a good team effort all around; a great win!

This 0-2 win brings us to:
6-4-3
15 points

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