The Dallas Stars came into Joe Louis Arena looking more like meteors today and their line adjustments contributed to a 2-1 victory over the Red Wings. Marty Turco shone under pressure again with 38 saves to his credit. As this hockey mom is always on the go (lacrosse game today an hour and a half away), I'd love to give a big fat shoutout to the NHL on XM so I didn't have to miss a beat. I still believe that the Red Wings are going to come back in Game 6 and clench the Western title but Mike Modano, Brendan Morrow and pals have given them a run for their money these last 2 games.
As you know, I am fascinated by the whole octopus tradition associated with the Detroit Red Wings. There is a great feature on NHL.com's The Hockey Show that takes you behind-the-scenes of Superior Fish House and gives you the real technique behind octopus-spinning. VERY fun! Just follow the link and click on the Superior Fish House feature that ran on Thursday, May 15th.
The Capital's Alexander Ovechkin, Sergei Fedorov and Alexander Semin will be facing one of their Caps' team mates, Mike Green, as Russia and Canada play for the gold medal at the IIHF World Championships tomorrow. I always wonder how that must feel facing a current or former buddy/team mate in any sport, especially one that requires you to knock the tar out of someone every time you hit the ice. Anyhow, best of luck to both teams - especially our beloved Caps players!