Originally posted on Nightmare on Helm Street  |  Last updated 2/19/12


Wings finally beat the Sharks thanks to a total team effort. Both sides were missing some keye players, but at the end of the day, the better team won 3-2. That's 23 straight at home if you haven't heard.

Recap after the jump:
Joey MacDonald was awesome. His first few starts in Detroit, I felt that the puck was just hitting him or missing the net, but lately he's been the difference. He's making huge saves when we need them most. Multiple sources on Twitter, a place Chris needs to be, have reported that the Wings will waive Conklin on Monday. If he clears waivers, which he should, he'll end up in GR. Once he's there, he can either be sad and accept his fate, or he can start playing great in net and earn a chance to play in the big leagues again. Probably won't ever play for Detroit again, but this doesn't have to be the end for Conks. Good luck, sir.

The PP got some chances, but they are still having trouble gaining the zone consistently. Too much time is spent going back and forth trying to find an opening and failing. Dump it in, forecheck and setup.

Hank can still snipe. Are you surprised? You shouldn't be. He's on fire right now.



Val is not, however. Seems Detroit always has at least one guy who struggles to score and right now that's Filppula. He'll come around eventually, though. His hair is too perfect not to.

The third line is glorious. Two goals off of the third line and no Detroit fan is shocked. They do this all the time now. Checking, fighting, scoring, killing penalties. They do it all. Speaking of killing penalties...

Detroit has been ragging the puck a lot lately, today more than ever. As a forward, it is so annoying and embarrassing to have to chase around guys as they play keep-away and it can give the PK a real boost.

I hate Joe Thornton. I hope he gets home after this road trip to find that his favorite TV show has been cancelled and that he cries.

Ken Daniels did a good job of being impartial today. Says the guy who is quite partial. But really, if there are any Sharks fans out there that care to explain why I'm wrong and why your crew is way more fair and balanced, leave us a comment.

NOHS Three Stars of the Game:

First Star: Joey MacDonald. Beat twice, but not his fault. He's playing like he wants to stay in the NHL and I'm cool with that. You?

Second Star: Henrik Zetterberg. Ah yes, the backhand snipe. I know I've seen that before. Welcome back.

Third Star(s): Miller and Helm. Miller with 2 points and Helm with the GWG. They're not a third line, they're 1C.

NOHS Favorite Moment of the Game: I liked Abby's fight. He didn't win, but he didn't get smoked, either. Abdelkader is tough and doesn't go down easy. Plus he has a heck of a war face when he fights. If anyone finds some good screenshots or photos of Abby's face in battle, let me know. @Twig81

Again, a great win against a team that has had our number. Next game is against some scrub team in Illinois, or some dumb state like that. Indiana, maybe? I forget. They're 4th in the Central, so whatever. Puck drops at 8:30 EST.

LGRW!
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