Postgame: Blues @ Red Wings – 2/1

Because this game was on NHL Network it was blacked out on GameCenter Live. The hotel I’m in tonight doesn’t get NHLN (or FSD) so I was out of luck. Didn’t stop the league from taking money for GCL, though. I suppose that’s a rant for another time. Probably later this month, the next time I’m travelling.

Since I didn’t see this one, I won’t pretend to have any particular insights into it. Great to see a win, of course, and that Jimmy Howard looks okay after an injury scare.

Kent Huskins being out seems like a minor thing but he has been really solid on the third pair since joining the team. We’ll see if he’s okay to go tomorrow in Columbus or if Brian Lashoff is back in the lineup. Again, I didn’t see the hit that took him out, so I won’t speak to the accuracy of the call on the play.

I saw the replay of the final goal of the game, Zetterberg’s empty-netter to complete the hat trick. Great job by him to fight through some ridiculously petulant stuff from Oshie. Any complaints about the officiating can’t forget that play, as the refs weren’t going to call anything on it. Sounds like an awful night all around for the officials.

Back at it in Columbus tomorrow night. I’m moving in the wrong direction as while the Wings will be heading to Ohio, I’ll be leaving it.

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