When someone gets clobbered by Niklas Kronwall, they get Kronwall’d.
(His detractors may insist that the definition require the words “dirty” or “illegal,” but that’s a debate for another day.)
It’s easy to get lost in those thunderous hits and forget that the Swedish defenseman also brings some skill to the table.
He made a big impact – literally and figuratively – in Detroit’s 4-3 overtime win against the Edmonton Oilers on Friday.
First, the Kronwalling:
Next, Kronwall’s overtime-winner:
It hasn’t always been pretty, but the Red Wings are leaning on guys like Kronwall and Dylan Larkin to stick with it.
Tonight’s win extends their point streak to six games (4-0-2), with five of those contests going to overtime.