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Game 4 Recap
Johan Franzen’s huge night kept the Wings’ playoff hopes alive Thursday night, leading the Wings to a 7-1 home victory. Franzen exploded for a natural hat trick in the first period, and had the final goal of the night. Along the way, Todd Bertuzzi, Valtteri Filppula, and Brian Rafalski also scored for the Wings. Jimmy Howard picked up 28 saves to earn his fifth playoff win.
The DRW bloggers talk about Franzen’s big night and the Wings’ season-saving win: Babcock’s Death Stare, Bleacher Report, InPlay! Magazine, Detroithockey.net, Fright Night at the Joe, Gorilla Crouch, Hockeytown USA, Octopus Thrower, On the Wings, Red Wings Blog, Winging it in Motown
In other news:
- Here’s some of the different sites talking about Franzen’s historic night: Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, MLive.com, ESPN, Sporting News
- The official Wings’ site reports on Brad Stuart’s injury, and Todd Bertuzzi’s career night.
- The Detroit News’ Bob Wojnowski talks about how the Wings handled the pressure of elimination.
- Robert Otto of MLive.com says it is too little, too late for the Wings.