If a movie were to made of the 2009 NHL playoffs through the eyes of Detroit goaltender Chris Osgood it would likely be called "Ozzie's Excellent Adventure" or "A Tale of Two Seasons". The goalie who suffered an enigmatically bad regular season stats-wise has been a crackerjack top form backstoppper through the first two rounds. Entering the Western Conference Finals keep all eyes on Ozzie. Here is a look at the Red Wing's first game against the hated Chicago Blackhawks.
The Wings manhandled the visiting 'Hawks in the final 13 minutes of play as they downed the upstarts 5-2 to grab an early 1-0 series lead. Osgood stopped 30 of 32 shots faced to improve to 9-3 on 12 playoff games with a goals against average just above 2.00 and a save percentage hovering around .920. Could this be the postseason that Osgood will finally receive the Conn Smythe Trophy he deserves? Only time will tell.
Check back soon as the Eastern Conference Final kicks off on Monday.