Saturday, April 17, 2010
And that's how the Red Wings should play playoff hockey. Yes, there were a few fluke goals and yes Bertuzzi decided to turn over the puck ten seconds into the game and take a penalty a minute later to put us shorthanded, but the important thing is that we didn't let any of that get us down.
Phoenix isn't an offensive team. While they continued to counter our goals in the second period in less than four minutes, it was only a matter of time before we took off ahead of them, leaving them in our dust. And this led to a Zetterberg hat trick, which as all of us Detroiters know means free curly fries at Arby's the next day. I will admit that when his empty net goal went in, my brother and I jumped up and screamed, "CURLY FRIES!!!"
They were consumed at lunch. As the other brother said, "These are Zetterlicious." Enjoy your free fries, Hockeytown. Let's hope there's more to come.