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Wings lose 3-1 to the Ducks.

Anaheim was the better team tonight.

Wings now head to Montreal to face the Habs on Thursday.

Goals and Detroit stats are below.













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I thought we played really well in the first 2 periods, but stopped skating in the third.

Posted by VPalmer on 10/08/19 at 10:24 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Yup, got a reminder last night that forty minutes of hockey is rarely winning hockey.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 10/09/19 at 07:50 AM ET

The Meal's avatar

I thought it was clear in the 2nd and 3rd periods that ANA was working harder to win puck battles.

Posted by The Meal from Firestone, CO on 10/09/19 at 08:21 AM ET

MurrayChadwick's avatar

I wouldn’t say ANA was clearly the better team, they won obviously, but in hockey that doesn’t always tell the story, I thought the game as a whole was pretty evenly split.  We hit the post at least 4 times, had a goal called back, and a what in the world was bertuzzi thinking play that led to a goal to lose, it wasn’t an all out collapse.

ANA did exploit our weakness forechecking Green Cholo and Bowey in our zone, Green and Bowey in particular made some really stupid decisions with the puck.  Offensively, we tried to make a few too many passes at times when we clearly could have shot for rebounds, a few from Mantha who should be shooting whenever he can at this point. 

The Ablekater Helm and DLR line was pretty effective in my opinion, too bad none of them can finish the chances they created. 

Nemeth continues to be impressive, big body, moving the puck well, not a lot of flash, but a lot of getting work done.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerGod's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 10/09/19 at 08:50 AM ET

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I thought we played really well in the first 2 periods, but stopped skating in the third.

Posted by VPalmer on 10/08/19 at 10:24 PM ET

That disallowed Larkin goal seemed to break them.  They immediately then gave up two to Anaheim and it was over.  I thought they were fine until then, but that goal getting called back took the wind right out of their sails.

Team was not good in the Faceoff dot either.  They have to be better than that on Faceoffs or else they’re losing potential possessions.

Posted by Primis on 10/09/19 at 02:04 PM ET


Good analysis by Murray

Posted by VPalmer on 10/09/19 at 02:40 PM ET

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