Last season we kept wondering when the Wings were finally going to get things turned around. For every game, we kept looking into the moral victories – a point via a shootout loss, holding a team to ONLY three goals, etc.
With a new attitude going into the 2010-11 season, Wings fans have been leery about supporting those same members from last season that struggled in the previous postseason. Now, with an 11 pt. start in seven games, the Wings may be ready to reascend to the top of the Western Conference.
Saturday night’s 5-4 victory over the Anaheim Ducks was as exciting of a hockey game as there can be in the first few weeks of a season. Every time these teams have hooked up since their battle of a few years back in the playoffs, it has the feel of a playoff game.
In the first game of the season, Pavel Datsyuk decided that he needed to show some muscle to the fans. In game seven of the season, he decided that he wanted to send the fans home happy again with a last second goal. While the Ducks matchup is not what it once was (i.e. goaltending), these teams seem to frequently remind each other of what once was.
This weekend’s game against the Ducks was good for another reason – getting Henrik Zetterberg on track. Zetterberg had a very subpar start to the season with six points in 10 games until his 2 G, 2 A output on Saturday night. Combined with Datsyuk’s exciting performance to this point, the Wings need to continue to get a solid output from their two stars to make this an unforgettable season.