And The Mule, be nice if you we could get a rare spotting of you tonight.
And Flip, do you want your 588th and last game in a Red Wing jersey to be a game 7 loss?
Dan. Daniel. Danny. This could be your last game in red too, but I know we can rely on you to leave every last ounce of what is left of your broken down, beaten up, falling apart at the seams, clapped out, knackered old body on the ice.
2010 , Game 4, Detroit 7 - San Jose 1. We all know how that ended
2009, Game 5, Detroit 5 - Pens 1. We all know how that ended.
There's lots more examples, but we should all have seen enough playoff hockey to know that blowing a team out at home when your back is against the wall means NOTHING. If anything, it makes the Wings comes out harder than a 3-2 triple OT loss would.
Not only is he a rookie in his first playoffs, he's a rookie playing on the 2nd pairing when he should reallly be playing on the 3rd pairing due to our lack of defensive depth. And as if that wasn't enough, he's playing against a Blackhawks 2nd line that would be a 1st line on 1/2 of the teams in the NHL.
So yeah, rookie defenceman, playing against all-stars. 1st period flub apart he had a solid game.