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Quick Recap- Detroit Red Wings/Washington Capitals

I took the advice of the Master Chief in today's live blog, It's Sunday Afternoon. Slow Down.

Yes I watched the game, like a fan would, with perhaps a pop or two next to me.

So you feel free to comment, while I enjoy the rest of the night.

Washington 3 Detroit 2- Goals and stats are below.
















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bigfrog's avatar

While watching the youngsters making apparent progress, losing still hurts. sick

Posted by bigfrog on 01/06/19 at 08:53 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Weird. Wings had so many come from behind victories. Now they are the ones that cant hold a lead.

Wings were winning the shots on net battle…then fell apart. Feel bad for Howie. He’s a good goalie and with an even average team he would t be looked at as a sieve. He’d at least be more appreciated.

Posted by ilovehomers on 01/06/19 at 08:56 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

And for anyone who complains that net front is useless anymore, just watch that GWG and tell me how in the hell a goalie is supposed to stop that without sheer luck.

Posted by ilovehomers on 01/06/19 at 09:06 PM ET

PierreC's avatar

it was a good game before that little wrister from the blue line late in the game for the Caps third goal..typical bad Howard goal…yeah it was deflected before Howard’s defenders jump on me, but no way should a NHL goalie loses sight of the puck like this. What was he expected ? that the puck would magically hit him when he down…and looking down on the ice ?

Is dr Rhamani still active ?

Anyway no key saves no win..Holtby made a few of those, we played hard except AA again who floated again, Simply not interested to engage in any battle, some Strange line combinations by our beloved coach again (even mentionned by Mick) routine !!

but overall i guess the better team won.

Posted by PierreC from Montreal, Canada on 01/06/19 at 09:22 PM ET


Good game by our team that was lost by our pathetic PP in my opinion. With 2:1 lead we have 2 power plays in a row and could not enter the zone, which is hard when you have Kron, Vanek and Nyquist on the same unit, just too slow.

Posted by VPalmer on 01/06/19 at 10:59 PM ET

Hippy Dave's avatar

My favorite takeaway tonight - Dylan Larkin has the same number of points in the last month as Jonathan Tavares.  More faceoffs, more PPP, more hits and blocks.  Oh, and he’s a little younger.
Just sayin’.

Posted by Hippy Dave from Somewhere West of Detroit on 01/07/19 at 04:01 AM ET


Just sayin’.


Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 01/07/19 at 10:52 AM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

Its sucks that the Wings lost, but they played hard 90% of the game.

I cannot blame Howard on that last goal. The turnover in the O Zone by the wings was awful. Nyquist and Lil Bert should of been backing checking harder. Both those players should have applied some pressure to the Caps point players once the Caps got into the Wing’s zone to take some pressure off the D.
And Hronek and Ericsson should have been banging bodies of the Caps players near the crease. instead they stand there like statues screening Howard!

I think that was one of the laziest shifts of the game and they paid for it.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 01/07/19 at 11:48 AM ET

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