Detroit Red Wings: Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg Put on Passing Clinic in Win
The Detroit Red Wings scored four goals over an 8:45 span in the first period, receiving a combined six points from Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk and went on to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-2.
The healing Red Wings are putting a scare into the Western Conference after a relatively subpar 2011 season to this point.
What's even scarier is the skill that was on display from Zetterberg and Datsyuk, giving new meaning to the word "helper."
Check out the video of both players' scintillating assists from last night.
Datsyuk's Splendid Spinner
Datsyuk's helper makes it 2-0 Detroit
What a way to score your first NHL goal if you're Gustav Nyquist.
Datsyuk used his extrasensory vision to find Nyquist wide open on the back post. Once the pass was made, Steve Mason had no chance at stopping the Nyquist tap-in.
"Z" with the Feed
Zetterberg goes between the legs to set up Holmstrom.
Not to be outdone, Henrik Zetterberg shows up Datsyuk with some flash of his own just three minutes later.
Zetterberg employed the 'ol backwards pass, between his own legs, drawing two defenders and feeding countryman Tomas Holmstrom on the power play for Detroit's third goal.