Detroit at St. Louis (12/23/10)

The Red Wings were on the road tonight to face the St. Louis Blues. It was the second of back to back games for the Wings. Osgood got the start in net for Detroit and St. Louis went with Halak. Datsyuk was out of the lineup due to last night’s broken hand. He won’t be back for about four weeks.

This game was pretty similar to last night’s game except for the outcome. I thought Detroit had good energy and competed at a high level. St. Louis was up to the challenge though; they also played very well.

The goals that Osgood allowed were mostly redirections or screens. I don’t think he was ever just cleanly beaten. Halak was at the other end though. Franzen’s goal was in the net and back out by the time Halak got his glove in place. Lidstrom and Eaves also scored great goals for the Wings but it wasn’t enough.

They could have really used Datsyuk in this one, but that’ll probably be true for every game from now until he returns. They’ll have to find a way to win without him or it’ll be a long four weeks.

This 3-4 loss brings us to:
21-9-4
46 points

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