Alright, quick postgame notes on today’s 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild…
Two points are huge. A regulation win is huge. Really everything else doesn’t matter at this point.
That said, Gustav Nyquist growing his legend is a fun story. Leading the NHL in scoring since mid-January and another game-winner today. This is the guy who proves the flaw in “The Red Wings Way.” He should have been on the team to start the season.
Brendan Smith had possibly the best game of his career and not just because of his goal.
At different points it looked like Niklas Kronwall and Kyle Quincey could be out of the game. Awesome that they weren’t but if they’re playing hurt, that’s a big deal. Especially Kronwall, as there’s no way he should be playing with a head injury. Doubly because Kronwall is probably the second-most important player on the team right now, losing him would be a massive blow.
God, that called-back goal was awful. Video is going up on the site shortly.