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 SIX – DON’T MESS WITH DATSYUK
October 8, 2010
Red Wings 4, Ducks 0
Mike Modano scored in his first game in a Red Wings sweater, and Pavel Datsyuk lost any opportunity to win the Lady Byng Trophy on opening night.
Not that it mattered to fans.
Datsyuk dropped the gloves with Corey Perry, registering the first Gordie Howe hat-trick of his career, and sending the sold out crowd into bedlam. Johan Franzen and Dan Cleary also scored for the Red Wings, Jimmy Howard made 21 saves for the shutout.