The Top 11 Games of 2010-11

Throughout the NHL season, there are moments that stand out as being truly unique. Whether that’s a spectacular performance, a thrilling comeback, an unforgettable finish, or all of the above, it only takes a few split seconds to create memories that last a lifetime.

Here at DRW Social Media, we are breaking down the ‘Top 11 games of the 2010-11 season.’ This list features many of your favorites, like Game 6, the Franzen Five and the captain’s first hat trick.

Which moment from this past season is tops? You’ll just have to wait and see.

THE HONORABLE MENTIONS

April 10, 2011
Red Wings 4, Chicago Blackhawks 3
Chicago still managed to back their way into the NHL Playoffs after Dallas fell to Minnesota in the final game of the regular season. That didn’t keep our Central Division rivals from sweating it out after three unanswered goals led the way in a 4-3 win at the United Center.

March 21, 2011
Pittsburgh Penguins 5, Red Wings 4 (SO)
When the Red Wings trailed 4-0, this game was as good as over, or so we thought. Detroit battled back, tying the game on a Mike Modano goal in the third period before falling in a shootout. Who knew that this would set the stage for another improbable comeback just a few months later.

December 10, 2010
Red Wings 4, Montreal Canadiens 2
This Original Six matchup had everything you would want in a hockey game, including 36 saves by Jimmy Howard, who outdueled the, at the time, red hot Carey Price.

March 11, 2011
Red Wings 2, Edmonton Oilers 1 (OT)
Nick Lidstrom tied the game with 24.8 seconds left in the third period. Pavel Datsyuk then scored with 42 seconds left in overtime to give the Wings a 2-1 win.

February 11, 2011
Red Wings 6, Boston Bruins 1
It was a one-two knockout punch as the Wings scored on their first two shots of the game en route to a dominant 6-1 win over the Bruins. Henrik Zetterberg and Todd Bertuzzi also scored 24 seconds apart in the second period.

February 20, 2011
Red Wings 2, Minnesota Wild 1 (SO)
Todd Bertuzzi ended his 1,000th career game in most dramatic fashion, lifting a backhander over Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom to win the game 2-1 in a shootout.

TOMORROW: Number 11

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