Hudler reacts to a goal in his typical reserved fashion
I apologize for how long it took to get this post up. I've been really busy the last couple of days and had to work on this piecemeal. Hopefully it won't take this long to get the Edmonton post up, but in all honesty I might scrap that one altogether. I've got an idea for an article that I think would be exponentially more entertaining than the awful awfulness that is the Edmonton game (so far; I'm writing this after the 1st period). Anyways, the Wings dominated Vancouver in every facet of the game you can think of except goals, especially through the first two periods. In a game that looked like it might slip away at the end, the Wings were able to hold on and win what has been something of a strength this year, the shootout.
Vancouver 0 Detroit 1; 5:27- Cleary (11) from Helm (11)
Vancouver 1 Detroit 1; 16:13- Kesler from Booth & Bieksa
Vancouver 1 Detroit 2; 13:51- Hudler (17) from Filppula (26) & Stuart (6)
Hudler settles the puck and puts a snapshot on net that goes over Luongo and in. This is a perfectly executed 3-on-2. Zetterberg charging the net makes the left D play conservatively, as he has to account for both Z and Hudler. This allows Hudler the space he needs to get the shot he wants on net.
Vancouver 2 Detroit 2; 10:10- Burrows from Lapierre
Vancouver 2 Detroit 3; 12:05- Miller (9) from Cleary (14) & Stuart (7)
Vancouver 3 Detroit 3; 15:36- Raymond from Salo & Sedin