This team, wow. They had no business winning tonight and they have no business being in a playoff spot, but they continue to do the improbable. What a job by Babs and his coaching staff to keep this group competing through everything that has gone against them.
I can't really add anything else about the kids that hasn't already been said. Never thought I would have so much fun watching the Red Wings play without Z and Pavel.
Jimmy stole this game, though. The Bruins dominated the first 40 minutes. Jimmy kept the Wings in it and then the kids did their thing. Felt like a playoff game at the end -- I was a nervous wreck in the last couple minutes. Nice to have a little practice before the real deal, which is even more likely after those two points tonight.
What a game! I'm glad that fanboy Edzo had to sit and watch the Red Wings win too.
That goal should have never happened. The Lightning had too many men, negated a Helm breakaway and then scored. Didn't think Bertuzzi was playing, but Abby picked him up with a pass that went backwards.
Babs deserves a ton of blame for the 2-0 deficit. The kid line didn't play the first six minutes and he didn't realize they were the only line worth a damn until the third. He was riding Glendening and Bertuzzi early in the game -- there's no good reason for that.
Legwand and Alfie could kindly start playing hockey soon too. What a solid veteran presence they provide when the kids are the only reason this team has any chance to win games.
That's a tough one to swallow. Quality officiating at the end. Call Smith for a hook and overlook one on Tatar. Not to mention, apparently not understanding what constitutes offside.
Another game where it was all the kid line. Mule scored, but he was awful besides that. Legwand and Alfie were even worse. The kids are competing and producing while the veterans are blowing the team's playoff hopes.
Bad time for a losing streak. Saturday is a must-win in regulation.