Detroit at Calgary (11/3/10)

The Red Wings rolled in to Calgary tonight to face the Flames in the first game of their west coast road trip.  Howard was back in net for the Wings tonight after having recovered from back spasms.  Ericsson also returned to the lineup tonight.  Kiprusoff was the goalie for the Flames.

The Red Wings played really well tonight.  It was a solid road game from start to finish.  They didn’t capitalize on the power play but they were very good on the penalty kill.

Jimmy Howard looked excellent in his return.  He made a ton of incredible saves.  Kiprusoff did as well at the other end though.

There were many high points to this game.  Abdelkader, Cleary and Modano all had especially good games.

Modano managed to snap his goal drought.  After being set up by a nice play from Cleary he carried the puck in on a breakaway and ripped it over Kiprusoff’s shoulder.  He’s starting to look a lot more comfortable playing the Red Wings’ system so that’s great news.

Abdelkader scored one as well, in nearly the same part of the net, after being set up by Datsyuk.

Overall I’d say this was a textbook road game.  Detroit had nearly double the shots on goal as Calgary.  Great job by the Wings!

This 2-1 win brings us to:
7-2-1
15 points

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