Saturday, May 7, 2011

Red Wings Get A Pair Of Highlight Reel Goals

The Detroit Red Wings came into game 4 of their Western Confrence Semifinal series against the San Jose Sharks on the brink of elimination. They fought off the Sharks to live to fight another day with some late game heroics by Darren Helm who scored the game winning  goal with 1:27 left in the third period.

In a game where the Red Wings needed their big guns to come up big, they sure did. Todd Bertuzzi and Nicklas Lidstrom each scored a jaw dropping goal to help their team acheive the win. Detroit's first goal came off a Bertuzzi back hand from the right face-off dot, a well placed shot to begin with but how he got there (see below) adds to the appeal of the play. Bertuzzi listed at 6'3" and 235lbs is one of the game's bigger bodies and for him to elude Danny Heatley with such a spin makes the move that much better.

The Wings made it 2-0 curtesy of another beauty from Lidstrom. Lidstrom received a pass from Dan Cleary out of the corner off of his leg, the puck bounced in the air and Lidstrom swatted the puck out of the air, from the high slot mind you, one hopping the puck passed the Sharks' Antti Neimi (see below).

In order for the Red Wings to continue the quest for the Cup they are going to need their star players to keep putting in goals, they dont all have to be like those above but they do have to make a difference.

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