Los Angeles at Detroit (12/13/10)

The Red Wings hosted the Kings for tonight’s matchup.  Jimmy Howard was in net for the Wings and the Kings went with Jonathan Quick.

I thought the Red Wings were excellent tonight.  In fact this is probably the best game they’ve ever lost and they didn’t just lose, they were shut out!  They fired everything they had at Quick and he didn’t budge.  It was an amazing display of goaltending.

At the other end Howard let in a couple that he’d probably like back but there were also a few defensive mistakes that the Kings used to their advantage.  I thought the first goal just beat him cleanly after he gave up the rebound, and the second one just barely got through him and hung on the goal line waiting to be put in.  After that the team was probably taking some chances offensively and hung Howard out to dry a few times.

Aside from a few mistakes and giving up a few odd man rushes I really thought the Wings played very well.  They were aggressive right from the start and they had plenty of energy.  The way they were playing it looked like it should have been five to nothing the other way.

Jonathan Quick was just too good tonight.  He dominated the game.  He faced 51 shots without giving up a goal.  You’ve got to hand it to him, he earned that shutout.

This 5-0 loss brings us to:
41 points

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