The Detroit Red Wings had little to get excited about during a 2-0 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night, but Pavel Datsyuk’s incredible work on a first-period play against Logan Couture was an exception.
Datsyuk took a pass off the boards from Johan Franzen deep in the San Jose zone, then proceeded to pull off a crossover move on Couture that looked more appropriate for March Madness than the rink. Datsyuk went inside-out on Couture several times, causing the Sharks’ forward to stumble and fall backwards, as Datsyuk then handed the puck back to Franzen.
Later in the shift, Datsyuk set up a scoring attempt off another move along the boards. That second effort was nothing compared to the first, though — a play that left even Couture a little in awe.
Hey @datsyuk13 really bro? On my bday…cmonnnn.. Someone fix that ice in the corner..
— Logan Couture (@Logancouture) March 29, 2013