Detroit Red Wings: Line Juggling Key To Wings Last Win, Future Success

November 19th, 2010 by Chris Minniti Leave a reply »
The Red Wings are hot.

Red hot, if you will.

But on Wednesday, something seemed a little off in the game against the St. Louis Blues.

Heading into the third period of a 3-3 games, coach Mike Babcock decided to do his best clown act and started juggling.

No, not bowling pins or flaming sticks, or even hockey pucks for that matter, but his lines.

The Red Wings were either one period away from failing to win their fourth game in a row and falling to 11-4-1 or breaking the tie and going on to win their fourth in a row and bumping their record to 12-3-1.

As Babcock went on to juggle lines, the team answered by scoring four goals in the period. The four goals came in a span of three minutes and 14 seconds and also included two power-play goals.

Oddly enough, that was the first time this year that the Red Wings scored more than one power-play goal in a game.

To start the third period, Tomas Holmstrom was put down onto the fourth line with Darren Helm and Drew Miller.

Johan Franzen was moved up to the first line with Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg.

As far as the power pla ...

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