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Detroit at Carolina (4/6/11)

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

The Red Wings were on the road tonight to face the Carolina Hurricanes. The goalies were Jimmy Howard and Cam Ward.

Overall, the Red Wings did a lot of things right tonight. They played well except for a few costly mistakes. The big problem was that Cam Ward brought his A-game and the Wings just couldn’t find a way to beat him. They had tons of scoring chances and plenty of shots on goal but Ward was perfect throughout the night and earned himself a shutout. The Hurricanes were two points behind the Rangers for the 8th playoff position in the Eastern Conference, so they couldn’t afford to miss out on any possible points. That desperation showed in how well they played, starting with their goaltending. As well as the Wings played, they didn’t have the same level of urgency as the Hurricanes.

Even worse than the loss, was the fact that Zetterberg left the game in the first period with a lower body injury and was not able to return. Let’s hope that it won’t be the sort of injury that will nag him during the playoffs or sideline him altogether.

There are just two more games left for the Wings before the playoffs. They’re both against a Chicago team that’s battling to hold on to the 8th playoff spot in the West. We can expect to see some more desperation in those two games which are coming up Friday and Sunday.

This 0-3 loss brings us to:
46-24-10
102 points