The one thing that really angers me about this game is the fact that the Wings get no calls for them. Twice this year we had zero PP's in a game and now this one we got 1. I thought it was BS, but didn't get pissed until the non-call on the hit that almost sent Helm head first into the boards. Luckily he reacted quick and didn't break his neck….I hope his back is feeling ok right now. That goes uncalled and then Ericsson gets a lame ass penalty in OT on top of Tuzzi's 2 penalties that were beyond weak calls. It's bad enough that we have no trading partners, no one claims our guys off waivers and we have a bottom 6 that's half scrubs, but when we have to rely purely on Z and Dats 98% of the time, give them a break and give us more than an average of 2 PP's per game or whatever it's currently at. 5 PP's to 1 is retarded.
The one saving grace for this game is that our 2nd line is playing really well. Mule-Helm-Tatar was our best line this game. Helm and Tatar's speed is opening up room for Franzen to do his thing and have lots of time to get his shots off. That may be the key for him. When Alfredsson and Weiss come back, they should be on the 3rd line with Abdelkader and keep that 2nd line together until they stop playing and producing the way they are.