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Video: Nyquist triggers Red Wings’ outburst

May 20, 2013, 9:18 PM EDT

Even in a series between two teams with high-end talent like the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings, one could argue that you’re simply not “supposed to” score a goal like Gustav Nyquist did to make it 1-0 in Game 3 on Monday.

The Blackhawks must have been so stunned that they couldn’t recover moments later, as Nyquist and Drew Miller made it 2-0 in a little more than 30 seconds:

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As high-powered as Chicago’s offense was during the regular season, the Blackhawks have been struggling to score against Detroit early in this second-round series. We’ll see if Jonathan Toews & Co. can find a way to break out of their respective slumps.

If not, the Presidents’ Trophy winning team could face rare adversity in a sterling season.

  1. loosechange19 - May 20, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    Losing face offs isn’t helping our cause and Howard is just being Howard unfortunately

    Hope our 3rd is MUCH better otherwise I’m a little worried about this series.

    • tycobbfromfangraphs - May 20, 2013 at 9:40 PM

      Yet somehow people questioned giving Howard 31.8 over 6 years. 6 million per season is what you pay a very good goalie.

  2. jakreidler - May 20, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Brunner/Andersson/Nyquist, will soon be one of the premier scoring lines in the NHL.

  3. kendog1 - May 20, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Detroit’s young players are growing up in front of everyone’s eyes. Worst, most biased announcing ever: Eddie Olczyk. Is he really the best the NHL and NBC can do? Pathetic. Hard to watch the games that he participates in the announcing.

  4. thehighcountrybear - May 21, 2013 at 3:12 AM

    Questions regarding Howard’s contract abounded in the wake of several mediocre efforts in must win games down the stretch. The smug ‘I told you’ so commentary is the same as that heard from those who put the stick in when somebody wrongly predicts an outcome; make a call then bark!

    When Howard, like any goalie dragging-down top dollar can pull several Championship Rings out of their ears, then they are justified in undying love…

    In the moment, Howard’s returned to form, and we hope it stays that way? Any high-priced help gets called-out on the contract if play doesn’t measure up, that’s the price of fame and fortune in the sports game…

  5. hockeydon10 - May 21, 2013 at 6:14 AM

    Nyqvist was always touted as having a lot of skill. It didn’t immediately transfer to the NHL level, but that doesn’t mean we would never see it. He shows these flashes of brilliance from time to time. I imagine if he may end up a solid 2nd line player.

  6. blackfoot11 - May 21, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Watching the Nyqvist goal was a flashback to the Brad May goal against the Bruins in the ’93 playoffs. Thing of beauty to a pure skill play like that.

  7. geo91 - May 21, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    My biggest fear is some garbage team offers nyquist a 4million dollar deal as a rfa and the wings can’t match it and just like that he’s gonzo

  8. 2dollarpbrs - May 21, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Nyquist led the NCAA in points his final year at UMaine & was a Hobey Baker finalist. He was undrafted & was a great pickup by Detriot.

    • hockeydon10 - May 21, 2013 at 10:39 AM

      It always feels like there are a lot of clubs that simply dismiss collegiate players out of inertia.

    • clefty1 - May 21, 2013 at 11:41 AM

      Nyquist was a fourth round draft pick by the Wings..

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