Around the Rink – March 24 Edition

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Wings-Penguins Recap

The Wings showed no ill effects of the west-coast trip, as they returned to Joe Louis Arena on Monday to beat rival Pittsburgh 3-1. Henrik Zetterberg had two goals, and he assisted on Valtteri Filppula’s en route to be named the game’s first star. Jimmy Howard continued his stellar rookie campaign, making 26 saves. Chris Kunitz had the lone goal for the Penguins.

The real news from the game, however, was the altercation after the final buzzer. Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby repeatedly cross-checked Henrik Zetterberg during the final seconds, and goaltender Jimmy Howard took it upon himself to stand up for his teammate. The Wings’ goaltender gave Crosby a face-wash with his catching glove, which knocked Crosby’s helmet off, and gave the Hockeytown faithful something extra to cheer about.

The DRW bloggers comment on game and the fireworks afterwards:, Red Wings Blog, Motown Wings.

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One Response to Around the Rink – March 24 Edition

  1. Garnett Gow says:

    Even though Todd Bertuzzi has shown improved pllay of late, he seems to freeze when given a chance to go to the net and shoot. Too often he will stop and look around for a trailer to pass back to. Am I alone in this observation.? In my opinion, he is not worth the salary given his habit of bad penalties and the afforementioned hesitation. He has the size, but since the Vancouver incident, the edge is gone. Comments, Please.

    Gator in Ottawa

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