Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg celebrate. Wings win, 6-1.
So, I was a nervous wreck all day. I desperately wanted 9pm to come, and dreaded it at the same time. You can imagine my relief. Also, it was an amazing game. The score makes it seem like more of a blow-out than it was - Phoenix was in it until the end of the second (the Wings played only their 3rd and 4th lines for the last 10 minutes or so of the 3rd). I listened to the game's radio feed online, and could barely stay in my seat. If only I could have seen it on TV... Can't wait for the highlights. The last 5 minutes of the 2nd period saw the Wings kill a 5-on-3, and Stuart scored short-handed to give them a 3 goal lead going into the 3rd period. That was the game.
#13 had 2 goals.
#5 had 2 goals.
#51 had 2 assists.
#28 had 2 assists.
And last but not least...
#40 had 3 assists, and was a +3 on the night (highest of the Wings). He also got the 3rd star for the night, and ended the series with a team-high (and tied for 2nd in the league) 11 points.
Round 2 for the Wings starts on Thursday out in San Jose. Now, I'm going to bed...