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Quick Recap- Wings/Canucks

Shots told the story of the 1st period, 17-7 in favor of Vancouver with the Canucks up 1-0.

The two teams swapped goals in the 2nd, shots after 2 periods favored the Canucks 24-18.

Nyquist scored early in the 3rd an on to OT they went.

No scoring in the 5 minute OT and the Wings win it in a shootout, Larkin with the only goal.

Goals and stats are below.

Pettersson...

 

 

Hutton...

 

 

Abdelkader...

 

 

Nyquist...

 

 

Larkin...SO

 

 

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ilovehomers's avatar

JIMMY.
HOWARD.

Posted by ilovehomers on 11/06/18 at 10:33 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

A good game by Jimmy. grin

Posted by bigfrog on 11/06/18 at 10:46 PM ET

PierreC's avatar

Bad start from a team who wasn’t ready to compete in the firt half of the game, got better in the second half. Howard played very well again..if he can avoid little screen wrister from the blue line Nothing else can beat him.
Glen look dumb on the second Canucks goal, when deep in our zone, flipped a little blind backhand pass to nobody that got picked up and then they scored on it.
That, for Glenn, would have deserved a trip down a the end of the Bench !

Some notes…

Lil Bert should not be on the ice in OT. Not fast enough…Glen should not be on the ice in OT. Once he was sent on the ice in OT to take a face-off, then we control the puck and manage to wait for a change so that Larks can get back on the ice. Finally some coaching !

Cholo didn’t see much icetime in OT. Blashill prefer Green or DK. I Don’t agree with that.

in the SO it was a Howard goaltending clinic. Of course..in the SO nobody can screen the puck

Posted by PierreC from Montreal, Canada on 11/06/18 at 11:19 PM ET

The Meal's avatar

And nobody attempted a 40-50 footer in the shoot-out, either.

Posted by The Meal from Longmont, CO on 11/06/18 at 11:27 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

I feel asleep in the third, but what I saw of the game Jimmy was stellar. The team change directions in the second and actually started forechecking with a vengence. That was nice too see.  It’s nice to see them press then be pressed.

Looking at the standings, there really isn’t a team this year that is “killing it.” Most divisions are a tight race and the ones that are out of the top 3 are not out by much. If the Wings keep winning these types of games…...I won’t say it. lol The season is still young.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 11/07/18 at 07:35 AM ET

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Did Cholowski even get on the ice in OT?  I can’t think of any reason why you’d want your most dynamic D man on the ice for 3v3.

Posted by Steve1306 on 11/07/18 at 08:09 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Did Cholowski even get on the ice in OT?  I can’t think of any reason why you’d want your most dynamic D man on the ice for 3v3.

Posted by Steve1306 on 11/07/18 at 08:09 AM ET

Well, they did win.  Maybe the Wings realize their best bet is to just get through OT and try to win it in a shootout instead of being burned in OT. 

This is great and all, but I much prefer losing these games by one goal instead of winning them.  Process process blah blah blah.  Just lose, guys.  Lose!

Posted by TreKronor on 11/07/18 at 09:38 AM ET

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I feel asleep in the third

This was the most boring game of the season imo.

Posted by VPalmer on 11/07/18 at 12:13 PM ET

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Looking at the standings, there really isn’t a team this year that is “killing it.”

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 11/07/18 at 07:35 AM ET

Tampa, Nashville & (to a lesser extent) Toronto might take issue with that characterization

Did Cholowski even get on the ice in OT?

Posted by Steve1306 on 11/07/18 at 08:09 AM ET

Cholowski took 2 shifts for 1:34 total in OT

Posted by EthrDemon on 11/07/18 at 12:52 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Faceoff %:

Larkin - 73%
Glendening - 59%
de la Rose - 53%

IMHO it is looking less and less like a coincidence that DET’s play improved when de la Rose came on board.  He gave them a decent third faceoff option.  I don’t know if that has helped Larkin not have to go up against opponent’s better faceoff men more often, or what, but he seems to have benefitted with his Faceoff % improving after de la Rose’s arrival.  de la Rose did have one not-so-good game in the circle.  He also seems to have helped Rasmussen while centering him.

At any rate, winning more Faceoffs seems to have solved some of what ailed DET.  I don’t know if it was dumb luck, or if Holland knew what he was getting in de la Rose.  I’ll let others argue about that.

Let’s hope Larkin continues to improve in the circle though.

Posted by Primis on 11/07/18 at 06:30 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

I was thinking about DE LA rose last night actually, and it’s looking like a very solid waiver pickup. From what I’ve seen of him he steadies the action and has a calculated forecheck.

Time will tell but so far he’s been a pleasant surprise.

Posted by TreKronor on 11/07/18 at 06:41 PM ET

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