There is a giddy part of me that wants to look at this game as the tide having turned. That wants to point at Evgeni Nabokov’s .444 save percentage and say that he finally cracked, the floodgates are open.
Unfortunately, however, a more rational part of me knows that we can’t say that.
I’ve said before, after blowout wins and losses alike, sometimes there’s a game that you just can’t take much from. Tonight was one of those. The Sharks will put it out of their minds and the Wings would be smart to do the same.
That said, there are a few momentum-unrelated things that are great to see.
While Brad Stuart leaving the game early was not good, Khan reports that he’ll be back for Game Five.
Johan Franzen. Do I need to say more?
So the Wings stay alive and the Mule snaps out of his slump. Definitely good points but Detroit still has quite a bit of a hole to climb out of.