Tonight is a bad night. No candy-coating it. Montreal won, Boston won. Got smacked in Tampa in a battle for first.
That being said it always seems a team with a winning streak gets blown out when the streak gets broken. What the Wings need to avoid at all costs is to lose say 4 of the next 5 now that the streak is over because that seems to happen a lot too.
The website Grantland has done a wonderful behind the scenes write up of the Original Russian Five about a documentary, interviewing Larionov, Fetisov and others who grew up in the Russian system. Anyone want to guess who the young coach back in 1956 that became enamored with the Russian style the first time he saw it? Yep, he'd go on to use the Russian system to devastating effect as we all know.
Mastering the Weave: How the Soviet Hockey Documentary ‘Red Army’ Scored
Unlike some places around the league who have fanbases that aren't confident in themselves and their place in hockey history, and without 50 hanging banners. they get envious and envy leads to ugly. Enjoy the cathedral and all it has to offer.