The Red Wings didn’t particularly start this one well but after Riley Sheahan made good on an awful Ottawa turnover, the Senators were never in it again.
Franzen with the hat trick is the hero of the night. I love Tatar and Jurco’s goals as well, great examples of why you keep your stick on the ice ’cause those goals don’t happen if they’re not ready to shoot as soon as the puck gets to them.
Things definitely got out of hand at the end. I don’t think Chris Neil will get suspended for jumping Franzen but he should be. And I’d love to hear a reason for Franzen getting booted when Neil attacked him but we won’t.
Overall, though, four points in two nights coming back from the Olympic Break is huge and that’s all that matters.