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.
GAME 11 – SWEEP DREAMS PHOENIX
April 20, 2011
Red Wings 6, Coyotes 3
In an instant, it was over.
Tomas Holmstrom scored 3:47 into the first period, Patrick Eaves tied the game at two with less than a minute left in the opening frame. And after Danny Cleary and Todd Bertuzzi scored two minutes apart in the second period, the Red Wings had all but sealed Game 4 and a sweep of the Phoenix Coyotes.
Even without Henrik Zetterberg, the Wings were able to use a balanced attack and solid goaltending from Jimmy Howard to dismantle Phoenix, whose future was uncertain in Arizona as the series progressed.