Wings show no ill effects in Game 1 after extended layover

Updated: May 9, 2008, 12:01 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

1. Gee, those Red Wings sure are good. OK, no revelation there, but the opening gambit of the Western Conference finals wasn't close in any regard: scoring chances, hits, flow, all favored the Red Wings, who opened their series with a 4-1 victory that could have been much more lopsided. If there was any notion the Wings would need time to get back in gear after sweeping through Colorado in the second round, they were dispelled quickly as the Wings scored three times on the power play and toyed ...

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