Originally written on Diehardsport  |  Last updated 11/19/14

DETROIT - SEPTEMBER 22: Jakub Kindl #48 of the Detroit Red Wings carries the puck as Martin St. Louis #26 of the Tampa Bay Lightning defends during their NHL pre-season game at Joe Louis Arena September 22, 2006 in Detroit, Michigan. The Red Wings won the game 5-4 in overtime.(Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
On the day that the Detroit Red Wings were celebrating Gordie Howe’s 85th birthday, the Wings came out completely flat against the Chicago Blackhawks.  They were down 2-0 when this disastrous play happened.  Red Wings defenseman Jakub Kindl got the puck in front of his own net and was trying to make a play to get the puck away from the net when he got stick-checked by Blackhawks forward Jimmy Hayes. The goal was credited to Dave Bolland, and as much as I would like to think the stick check was the reason this happened, Kindl has to be stronger on his stick.  I mean, he buried that puck right under the bar and a little tap on the stick shouldn’t make this happen.  Welcome to the lowlight reels Mr. Kindl. [SB Nation]
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