The recent Wings-Pens game was much more than your average regular season game at the Joe. With storylines of past players meeting back up in the rink, and some anger boiling over from last season, the latest match-up between Motown and Steeltown ended up with an unfamiliar ending from last season. For this season though, high scoring has been a huge warning flag for those hoping for a repeat.
This game was one of those epic games that comes along every 10 years or so. Not since the famed Wings-Avs fight night on one March evening have teams battled in a game that only counts for two points when it’s all said and done. Following 60-plus minutes, the Pens finally came out with a gutsy 7-6 OT victory by the tremendous play of Jordan Staal.
The Wings, who at one point led by three goals, played sloppy coming home and the young Pittsburgh players made them easily pay. For a rare opportunity for Detroit fans to see their home squad over these past few weeks, both teams clearly did not disappoint. With questions continuing to surround Osgood and Conklin, fans may shortly be hoping to see a new face in net.