So I’m still having trouble putting thoughts together about the Red Wings’ Game One win in Boston but I’ll give it a shot…
The cliche thing to say is that it’s only one game but it’s true. For all we know, Detroit’s 1-0 win awakens a sleeping beast and the Bruins win the next four straight.
That said, the fourth-seeded Wings showed that they can go into Boston and beat the top team in the league tonight. They showed that the Bruins can be shut down. They showed that they won’t be intimidated.
And of course they showed that Pavel Datsyuk is amazing. Screw the shot, it was through a screen and those find their way through all the time. Picking up the errant pass from Franzen, one-handed behind his back and passing it between his own legs to himself and then taking off… Dude finds new ways to make your jaw drop all the time.
So a 1-0 win, and a 1-0 series. I don’t have high expectations for Sunday but it doesn’t matter, one out of two in Boston was required and they got it tonight.