By Brad Lee
We're sure that after a demoralizing 4-3 loss to the Blues after having a 2-0 lead and seeing your future HOF goaltender getting chased to the bench after allowing four goals in a span of seven shots, the Wings really wanted to leave St. Louis last night. Oops.
The Detroit hockey team got its wings clipped twice in one day.
First the Red Wings lost to the St. Louis Blues 4-3 at Scott Trade Center. Then as their team plane taxied to take off from St Louis Downtown Airport about 12:30 a.m. today, the pilot cut a turn a little short and put one of the main gears in the mud.
No one was injured. A statement issued by the Red Wings this morning said team members disembarked the plane then returned to their hotel and spend the night in St. Louis, according to the Detroit Free Press.
The jet remained stuck this morning, but with some daylight and equipment, crews will get the plane back in the air, said Airport Director Bob McDaniel.
"It's like getting your car stuck in the mud," he said. "We'll tow it out, hose it off and it'll be ready to go again."
Anyone want to wager that the pilot is actually a Blues fan?
Here's video from KSDK-TV.
Anybody who reads this and works downtown, we'd kill for a candid photo of some Red Wings players eating lunch.