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Mickey Redmond tells us so.

 

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from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

As losses go, at least this one had some value for the Detroit Red Wings.

It was a much-needed confidence boost for Jimmy Howard, who this team needs to carry the load until Jonathan Bernier returns from injury.

It was another step in the right direction for young forwards Filip Zadina, as a scorer, and Givani Smith, as a strong forechecker and net presence.

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/18/20 at 10:17 AM ET

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from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

The Red Wings kept it close for most of the night, but ultimately Pittsburgh’s stars came through.

Sidney Crosby redirected a pass from Evgeni Malkin on the power play Friday and gave the Penguins a 2-1 overtime victory.

A Luke Glendening interference penalty led to the Penguins’ man advantage, and Pittsburgh took advantage at 1:33 of overtime.

“When you give skilled players like that constant looks on the power play, they’re going to make you pay, it’s as simple as that,” said goaltender Jimmy Howard, who kept the Wings close with 35 saves.

In a season that’s been the roughest and most disappointing of his career, Howard had, arguably, one of his best games of the season.

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/18/20 at 10:24 AM ET

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