Detroit Red Wings Eliminated in Game Five

May 8th, 2010 by Thomas Knapp Leave a reply »
It's hard to say that the Wings didn't look like they wanted to win this game.  The Sharks didn't exactly look like they had rockets on their skates either. 

Both teams played a really sluggish game trying to minimize mistakes.

The Wings didn't play stupid.

They didn't take a ton of penalties.

They didn't make too many bad turnovers.

They weren't even dominated in the face-off circle.

No, this was simply one of those games where the opponent did just a little bit more to squeak out a win.

Oddly enough, in a game where the defense at least minimized their errors (although Stuart's elbowing penalty was pretty bad), it was the offense that came up lame.

The Wings stars looked like they were skating through molasses.  In the first period, they had all of six shots on goal.  Their only goal was off the stick of a Sharks player.  Down a goal, with their season on the line, there was no spark, no life.

The best of the winged wheel looked like they were out of gas.

Perhaps it was a result of a playoff mentality that started a month be ...

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