There'll probably be some people quick to fault tonight's loss on Howard's inexperience, but a lot of those goals shouldn't have even been scoring chances. Tonight's defensive coverage was pretty gross. Hopefully the team takes this as a wake-up call and comes out full force on Wednesday. I'd really hate to see them lose to San Jose next week.
Congratulations to Kopecky on his goal and his new baby. It's kind of sad that he was already in Minnesota when he got the call, but I guess his wife went into labor early.
On what I'm sure is an entirely unrelated note, this week marks 8 1/2 months since the Red Wings won the Stanley Cup.