Originally written on The Detroit Sports Site  |  Last updated 11/12/14

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 22: (L-R) Tomas Holmstrom #96, Niklas Kronwall #55, Henrik Zetterberg #40, Chris Osgood #30, Nicklas Lidstrom #5 and Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings stand attended for the National Anthem during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on October 22, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Red Wings 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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. The video: 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
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