Originally written February 24, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
On Saturday afternoon, Red Wings fans were nervous...Or at least I was. The Wings were heading into a Saturday night tilt against Nashville in a must-must-win situation, having gone 0-3-and-2 over their past five games. Saturday night, the Wings smoked Nashville 4-0, and we all felt a little better. After the first period of today's game against Vancouver, Wings fans were pissed...Or at least I was. Jimmy Howard, who wasn't supposed to start but did because Jonas Gustavsson's groin is wonky again, hadn't had the best outing, and gave up a 3rd goal on a wraparound that was just awful, but he'd received absolutely no help from defensemen who'd simply stood around and watched the Sedins work their magic, and at the other end of the ice, the Wings had more missed attempts than shots, and Damien Brunner and Henrik Zetterberg were still afflicated with passitonitis. I don't know what was said or imbibed between periods 1 and 2, but my Gord, was it the rig...

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