Well, I gotta say, that was a great game with each team taking turns dominating. Fact is, we are two very closely matched teams, and if we meet in the playoffs it will be a helluva series (and closer than 2009 when the Hawks weren't quite ready).
Datsyuk was pure awesome all over the ice.
James Tiberius Howard is the man.
Even Franzen showed up in OT.
Not as close as the silly standings indicate with all of those loser points. The Hawks have given up 130 goals against. That is more than every team in the West but Columbus and Anaheim.
The Wings have a ROW of 26 compared to Chicago's 22 and we have a game in hand. AND Chicago has played 4 less road games.
Today, they were given a gift goal by Howard and had one go in off of Lidstrom's skate. They really aren't that good of a team.
I think that the Hawks will drop in the standings with that 9 game road trip that they have coming up.