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Videos- Wrapping Up Detroit’s Win Over Philadelphia

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Goaltender Petr Mrazek returned to Little Caesars Arena Tuesday — and the Red Wings ruined it on two fronts.

Mrazek, whom the Red Wings traded to Philadelphia last month, had a forgettable homecoming as the Red Wings drove him out of the net in the second period. The Flyers did rally in the third period to force overtime but the Red Wings ended up winning 5-4 in a shootout.

The Red Wings had a 1-0 edge in the shootout, with Frans Nielsen scoring the goal and Jimmy Howard stopping all three Flyers shooters.

The win ended a 10-game winless streak for the Red Wings, who hadn’t won since Feb. 25....

“The third period was exemplary of what happens when  you haven’t won, you don’t have the confidence that you do when you win,” Blashill said. “Our gaps got real soft and we just laid back too much.

“But good for the guys to stay with it and find a way. We had a lot of chances in overtime after that power play (for Philadelphia). It was a good win.”


Below, watch the extended game highlights and post-game interviews.


Dylan Larkin, Evgeny Svechnikov, Jimmy Howard, and Jeff Blashill


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Sam Donnellon of Philly.com,

After stopping 13 Detroit shots every which way possible, Mrazek surrendered three goals in less than a four-minute span and was once again lifted in favor of Alex Lyon. “Not the way I wanted to end up a game like that,” Mrazek said. “I should have had that second goal. We gave them the momentum.’”...

Meanwhile, Mrazek’s fate in this game mirrored both his stint with the Flyers and his career overall.

He can be spectacular. But then comes the maddening soft goals, the juicy rebounds off manageable shots and a general inability to get a stoppage when his teammates are scrambling or tired.

Traded to the Flyers on for two draft picks, Mrazek’s success as a Flyer will dictate where the first of those picks land. Make the playoffs, and the Red Wings receive a third-round pick. If he wins six playoff games, and the Flyers advance to the Eastern Conference Finals,  that pick jumps to the second round.

more on Mrazek and the Flyers…

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/21/18 at 09:51 AM ET

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had a forgettable homecoming as the Red Wings drove him out of the net in the second period.

And here I thought the Flyers coach pulled him to wake up the Flyers (from an anonymous Blogger)

Either way it sort of worked

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 03/21/18 at 04:07 PM ET

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