Game One – Pick Six

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.

May 10, 2011
Red Wings 3, Sharks 1

The Red Wings came out and dominated play through the first period, but were unable to solve Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi until the third, as Henrik Zetterberg and Valtteri Filppula scored just minutes apart in yet another impressive comeback to force a Game 7 in San Jose.

Darren Helm added an empty netter, setting off sheer bedlam at Joe Louis Arena. Jimmy Howard also made 24 saves and picked up the victory.

Major props to the crowd, who made Joe Louis Arena shake during the third period. Who will ever forget 20,000 strong singing ‘Journey’ as the clock wound down on an epic evening of hockey.

What was your Game 6 story? Leave it in the comments below.

1st – Pavel Datsyuk
2nd – Antti Niemi
3rd – Valtteri Filppula


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2 Responses to Game One – Pick Six

  1. wingfan1 says:

    We were there! Awesome!

  2. T. Roy says:

    In the 11 playoff games we played this year, I only saw 4 semi-soft goals Howard let in. It is to bad that it was 4 to many, because at least 3 changed the outcome of the game.
    Jimmy, you were spectacular. If Franzen, Berttuzi, and Cleary were all healthy throughout game 7, it was ours for the taking.

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