Sunday, March 20, 2011

Video: Niklas Kronwall Sweeps Hobbled Eaves to Bench During Wings PK

The Detroit Red Wings are perennial contenders for the Stanley Cup for a reason.  In addition to the pure talent they put on the ice the level of hockey sense they play the game with makes a difference.  Saturday defenseman Niklas Kronwall put that on display when teammate Patrick Eaves was down on the ice after having blocked a Shea Weber blast with his left leg.  With Detroit down two men Kronwall knew how vital it was to get Eaves to the bench for a new skater and so he began using his stick to sweep Eaves to the bench.