Here's some quick thoughts from last night's epic Game 7 between San Jose and Detroit.
- Joe Thornton was down right impressive in game seven. At times he looked unstoppable. Imagine if the big man ever had a mean streak - he'd be the best player in the league.
- Everyone knows that I am a Canucks fan. That being said, a San Jose/Boston Stanley Cup final would have some great storylines thanks to the Joe Thornton trade a few years back.
- He played okay, not great. But you have to feel good for Patrick Marleau for scoring the game winning goal. He faced some unfair criticism.
- By the way, for Marleau that was career playoff game winning goal #13.
- What a backhanded shot by Pavel Datsyuk! Had the Wings not lost 2/3rds of their 2nd line to injury (Bertuzzi, Cleary), you have to wonder if they would have had enough gas to force overtime. You know Datsyuk and Zetterberg were dead tired when they had to leave the ice with 28 seconds left and a faceoff in the offensive zone.
- That San Jose/Detroit series was the first series in history where six of the games were decided by just one goal. Game six might as well have been a 1 goal game, too, as the 3-1 go ahead goal was scored late into the open net.