NHL Playoffs: Sharks See a Familiar Foe in Round Two

April 27th, 2010 by Phenom Jay Leave a reply »
The Red Wings brought the Coyotes crashing back down to earth with a 6-1 rout in Game 7, and in that very moment as the Coyotes' Cinderella season came to a crashing halt, the Red Wings again reminded everyone exactly why they are Hockeytown.
I thought before the game that Coyotes had a chance in Game 7 at home, playing hard-nosed, inspired hockey and would prove a tough test for the Wings.
When Vernon Fiddler scored right off the faceoff in the middle of the second period, the Coyotes closed within one and seemed back in the game.
To make things worse for the Red Wings, Drew Miller and Darren Helm drew back-to-back penalties to create a two-man advantage later in the second period.
This had the makings of the Coyotes tying the game and coming back to beat the Red Wings, who on the road in Game 7 had sported an un-Red Wing like 1-3 record.
Someone forgot to tell the Red Wings they were supposed to lose.
Their response was classic Red Wing hockey as they clinically dissected the Coyotes defense, with Nicklas Lidstrom and Pavel Datsyuk leading the way.
Instead of allowing the tying goal, they turned up ...

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