Much needed break for the Wings, Zettebergs misfourtune
The Detroit Red Wings keep finding a way to win (8-2-0) in their last 10 games, 6 out of the 8 wins came by way of OT or SO. The upcoming AllStar break will be a welcomed relief for the hottest team in the NHL. The Wings 16 home game winning streak will be put to the test tonight Monday 23, 2012 when the rejuvenated St.Louis Blues (64) points, come calling (8-1-1) in their last ten, winners of 4 in a row. The Western Conference, Central Division is probably the toughest division right now DET (65) STL (64) CHI (64) NASH (60) CBL (32) the later being somewhat of a shock. Since (Ken) Hitchcock took over the reins, this team has been lights out. The RedWings will be without a key cog in the winged wheel machine. Henrik Zetterberg received a 5 minute boarding major and a game misconduct Saturday night for his hit on Nikita Nikitin in the 3rd period.
"The puck went down to the corner and I chased down their defense-man. I had my hand on his back. I don't think I pushed him hard.," Zetterberg said. "He went down. It looked bad, it looks really bad, so I can't blame the referee for giving me 5 minutes. I really don't know what to say, it looks bad."
Rick Nash then gave his opinion on the play."It's a dangerous play. But the whole league knows that he's not that kind of a player," Nash said. "I thought he was going for the puck. I don't think Zetterberg is that kind of player."
I don't think there will be a hearing with NHL watchdog Brendan Shannahan over this incident. Although unfortunate the play did happen, it wasn't malicious. He's not that type of player, he actually was hoping to talk to Nikitin after the game, to apologize and make sure he was ok. That's the type of player Zetteberg is.
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