- This was a weird game in the sense that I didn't think the Wings played terribly, but they still managed to give up four goals to the lowly Islanders and lose in overtime.
- Nick Lidstrom scored one of the Islanders' goals for them. Though generous, it was a decidedly un-perfect play.
- When I heard that Tatar was getting called up, I thought, “Gee, he seems like the kind of guy who'd score a goal in his first NHL game.” It wasn't a prediction per se, but it was pretty sweet to see him do it.
- You could almost predict that the Wings were going to give up a goal on that OT penalty kill after Franzen had his stick slashed in half with no call. Those kinds of screw-ups always lead to goals.
He stepped up as a last-minute call-up in his first NHL game. Here's hoping he keeps it up.
Villain: P.A. Parenteau
Thanks for ruining New Year's Eve.
The Wings still ended 2010 with single digits in their regulation loss column. The only other team that can say that is Vancouver; they've played two fewer games, though.