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Forget About Last Night

from Dana Wakiji of DetroitRedWings.com,

The Red Wings have no choice but to move on from Friday night's unbelievable 7-6 overtime defeat to the New York Islanders at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

With Tyler Bertuzzi in the dressing room after receiving a match penalty for slashing Cal Clutterbuck, the Islanders scored four times in a span of 3:37 during the five-minute power play.

The Wings managed to tie the game - on a goal that was reviewed for goaltender interference - with 29 seconds left but lost in overtime as Brock Nelson completed his hat trick.

"There's not one thing you can about it, except for learn," Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "You can't go get yesterday back in life. All you can do is learn from it and move forward. So we have to move forward. The lesson there, we got to make sure we're disciplined and we gotta be ultra committed like playoff hockey to blocking shots. And then we've got to do lots of things we did. We played fast, we were one top of them.

"We played great hockey for certainly 40 minutes if not 55 minutes, even though they pushed a little bit in the beginning of the third. We've got to do the same thing tomorrow. That's the hockey that makes us successful. I think our guys understand that. We gotta go tomorrow and play the same way."

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RWBill's avatar

A lot of the things they say don’t carry much weight anymore, but in their position I don’t know what else they would say.

Posted by RWBill on 02/10/18 at 05:46 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

“How we reacted on the kill,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “We have to bail the young guy out. He’s played real good hockey for us, he’s a heart and soul type of guy, and you have to bail him out.

“We didn’t do it. They got into the zone too easy and once you’re in the zone in the NHL, it became a bit of a shooting gallery and we need better execution than that.”

The four power plays allowed were the most allowed by the Red Wings in a regular season game since Jan. 19, 2013, when the Blues scored four times with the man advantage.

It was the most power play goals allowed in one period by the Red Wings since Jan. 4, 2007 at San Jose, when the Sharks scored four goals on the power play in the third period, in a 9-4 Sharks victory.


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/10/18 at 05:53 PM ET

The Meal's avatar

Coach-killing game.  I’m not surprised Blash wants everyone to forget about it.

Posted by The Meal from Firestone, CO on 02/10/18 at 06:53 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Forget about the game? More like forget about the season. mad

Posted by bigfrog on 02/10/18 at 07:19 PM ET

SwedeLundin83's avatar

Yeah, where in the hell was the timeout after they scored two quick goals on the power play to come within 1 goal of us? Nowhere, because Blashill is terrible at his job.

Posted by SwedeLundin83 on 02/10/18 at 10:40 PM ET


Blashill did call a timeout after the first two PP goals. I think many people missed it, however, because it made absolutely no difference whatsoever, and the team still looked completely panicked and discombobulated on the PK after the timeout.

Posted by Ilovekermit on 02/10/18 at 11:34 PM ET

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