I haven't see CPRICE12 around these parts for a LONG time! He was our resident Blues fan...maybe he got tired of getting beat all the time?
I haven't been here because there hasn't been much Blues-Wings stuff to discuss since you guys moved to the East.
But I was bored so I decided to jump over and see what you guys had to say about the game. I haven't even visited in a while.
My generalized and overall obvious take on the game...
The Blues deserved better. They really controlled play the first half of the game and didn't let Detroit do anything, but Mrazek played really, really well. He made some huge saves. Including a great blocker save in OT. That was impressive.
Wings came on in the 2nd half of the game and played much better than they did early.
Elliott gave up a softy to Datsyuk in OT. Unless he was partially screened, he really should have had that one. That kind of goal is uncharacteristic of him as he's been great this year. Had the game gotten to the shootout (which it almost did)...I liked our chances with how well the Blues have done in shootouts and how poorly Detroit has done.
But I had a bad feeling when the clock ticked down under 10 seconds in OT. I just had a feeling Detroit was going to score.
I can't complain too much though, as we did score with less than a minute to go to force OT, so we came real close to coming away with nothing. With how tough the Central is, I'll take it and move on.
Congrats on the win. Maybe we'll even the score in Detroit later in the season. Maybe a nice 10-3 Blues win like the one a few years ago in Detroit? I'll take one of those.