Originally written October 13, 2013 on Nightmare on Helm Street:
Detroit got a 5-2 win tonight, thanks in large part to the power play suddenly clicking. It was just a matter of time before those chances turned to goals. Howard was solid when needed and the PK was sound when called upon. More after the jump: Glendening made his NHL debut and played well. He was really good on the late power play opportunity when Detroit was only up 3-2. He had a couple shots, too, though none were a real threat. Based on one game, I’d say Glendening > Emmerton. The stars showed up tonight, finally. I was especially thrilled to see Alfie tally 3 assists. Pavel also seemed more willing to shoot the puck rather than pass for the sake of passing and scored the GWG. The Amazing Adventures of Brendan Smith: He didn’t play tonight, but I imagine he enjoyed seeing the team win… from outer space or the Middle East. Just to make it interesting. NOHS Three Stars of the Game: First Star: Jimmy Howard. I know in a 5-2 game you’d think the goalie did...
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