The keys for a Coyotes victory: be aggressive, get the early goal,
don’t allow the Red Wings to dictate play.
I guess one out of
Ilya Bryzgalov made 13 saves for the Coyotes, who
had to kill off a significant amount of time on the penalty kill, yet
walked away with an improbable 1-0 lead after 20 minutes. The Red Wings
had control of the play for nearly the entire period, as the Coyotes
failed to muster any sort of physical presence or offensive attack and
looked to be much like the team that scored just one goal in the past
The Red Wings did fail to convert on three power plays,
including a lengthy 5-on-3. If Detroit had one thing to complain about
after the period, it would be their lack of execution with the man
It’s been getting that spotlight since the Columbus Blue Jackets faced off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a brisk playoff series, though it wouldn’t be surprising if the bad blood stemmed to Dubinsky’s days with New York.
To some, Dubinsky’s cross-check on Crosby will resonate far more than the end result of this game:
The bottom line is that he’ll get the last laugh, at least for now. (In-game, that moment merely drew a minor penalty.)
That’s because Dubinsky set up the overtime game-winner, and the cherry on the top of that spite sundae came with Crosby being on the ice when it happened:
They’re not just rubbing the Penguins the wrong way.
Cheap shot on a superstar, a little uncalled goalie interference and presto – Blue Jackets win!
The Buffalo Sabres probably deserved better during at least some chunks of their six-game skid, yet Jack Eichel swooped in on Friday to remind fans that there’s a light shining at the end of the tunnel.
You can watch his goal from tonight’s eventual 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in the video above.
That’s not necessarily the absolute height of his on-ice magic, yet it clearly gave his team a lift:
Coach Bylsma: Feel like after Jack's goal, the game changed for us. #gamechanger