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Videos- About The Loss To Nashville

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

If this weekend was any sort of measuring stick, playing against two tough, playoff-caliber teams, the Red Wings came up a little bit short.

Saturday it was the Nashville Predators who withstood a good Wings road game, and defeated the Red Wings 4-1 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

"We fought hard, played a physical game, we matched their intensity and physicality," defenseman Marc Staal said. "It's just execution on some chances we had and some breakdowns in our end. That's the difference in the game. It's a good hockey team over there, they weren't giving us anything easy."

The Wings (18-18-6) earned one out of four possible points, having lost Friday in overtime to Dallas.

"We have to find ways to win," Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "When we're in that position, we have to find ways against good teams on the road."

The Wings struggled to generate offense. They were scoreless on four power-play attempts, and Adam Erne supplied the only goal.

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Below find Bob Duff with his view of the game, a video with Marc Staal and Jeff Blashill and the game highlights.

from Bob Duff of Detroit Hockey Now,

The Red Wings are 3-10-3 over their past 16 road contests. They are 1-10-3 in games not involving the Buffalo Sabres.

Red Wings Power Outage
Scoring goals with the man advantage in five of the previous six games, it was appearing that Detroit was pulling out of its dismal power-play slump. Saturday, those extra-man maladies returned for the Red Wings.

They were awarded three power plays in the game’s first 22 minutes. That was including a double high-sticking minor to Nashville’s Matt Duchene.

Detroit went 0-for-3 on these chances and 0-for-5 for the night with the manpower advantage. Meanwhile, when the Predators were awarded their first power play in the second period, they scored the game’s opening goal. Just 1:35 later, Duchene made it 2-0.

“Ultimately, they got one (power-play goal) and we got none,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. “When you go on the road on the back half of back to backs against a good team, you would like to win the specialty teams battle.”

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