Plans were to have an enjoyable Saturday night. I haven't had any Crow Royal in about six months, so I poured one over a few ice cubes, added a lime twist and sat back to enjoy the game while keeping an eye on Bruins/Leafs.
In 2:43 second midway through the first period, Columbus had a 3-0 lead. Suddenly my mood changed. I am now questioning the compete level of every player in the winged wheel sweater.
Too many times do they play like they are the 2002 Wings but without the experience and firepower that team possessed.
That means they are going to have nights like this until every player on the ice realizes they need to bring their 'A' game every night.
Get it together boys, your fans deserve better than this. Tonight's third period surge by the Wings does not change my mind. They cannot afford to come out like they did. They lost the game in 2:43 minutes of play.
Regarding the game, the Blue Jackets added another goal in the second period to make it 4-0.
The Wings controlled play in the third, scored three times but could not get the equalizer.
Below, watch the Laine hat trick against the Wings, Mickey Redmond on his trade to Detroit and the 3 Detroit goals.