Found February 06, 2013 on
The Majors Detroit:
A slow start and uninspiring finish led to the Wings dropping another another game against a team they should have beaten and Calagary doubling their win total on the season.
After scoring a total of nine goals in two games against Dallas and St. Louis, the Wings’ offense has all of a sudden gone silent Saturday night in Columbus falling 4-2 and tonight against the Flames 4-1.
Johan Franzen had the Wings’ only tally on the night as Detroit couldn’t take advantage of an inexperienced goaltender in Leland Irving who took over for an injured Mikka Kiprusoff in the beginning of the third. In fact Irving only had to turn away six shots in the final period to preserve the win.
The first period also continues to be troublesome for the Wings as they’ve now been outscored 9-3.
BEST OF MAXIM
With the Red Wings having Thursday’s game pretty much in hand (up 4-1) with eight minutes left in the third period, Johan Franzen thought it was the apropos time to take a shot at Blues winger David Perron.
Usually in hockey, “taking a shot” amounts to running a guy with his head down or giving a guy a nice two-hander with the stick. Franzen’s definition of “taking a...
I put this clip in the quick take, but I'm guessing that it probably deserves its own thread. I hope that the NHL doesn't call Red Wings forward Johan Franzen for this, because Franzen was assessed a 5-minute major and a game misconduct for spearing David Perron after Perron absolutely mashed Franzen's head into the glass via a "hit the numbers" check from behind...