Quick thoughts on tonight’s game…
Detroit looked slower and sloppier. Is that because the team was only half Red Wings, because of rust, or because they got outplayed by Pittsburgh? Probably a combination of all three.
The Datsyuk line looked good early (though I can’t say enough how weird it was to see him in #24) and I liked the jump Fabian Brunnstrom had.
On the blueline, I feel like Exelby played more than Commodore but maybe it’s only for bad reasons that I noticed Exelby. Just made it hard to judge Commodore.
I’m not going to read too much into this one but I will say it’s nice having hockey back.