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Videos- Detroit/Edmonton Quick Recap

Offense still challenged, defense a bit better.

Edmonton was up 2-0 then Mike Green scored with 3 1/2 minutes left in period 2 to make it a one goal game going into the 3rd.

No scoring in the 3rd, Edmonton wins 2-1.

Below, watch Ken Holland on his 'son', Detroit goal and Detroit stats too.

Next game is Tuesday with the Wings hosting the Canucks.  Detroit travels to Ottawa on Wednesday then back home on Friday against Buffalo.  The Blues are in town next Sunday for a 5pm ET game.




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damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

The biggest difference I have seen with the Wings on this road trip compared to the first three games is their entry in the O Zone. Even though they have the space and speed to enter the zone the Wings are dumping and chasing. Time and Time again I was annoyed at this strategy especially when they had Lanes open. Last night Edmonton was letting them walk in if they wanted but they continually dump the damn pick! Errrrrr!

Once dumped in they lazily went on the chase. This whole scenario was even more apparent in Vancouver and Calgary. This is Blashills M.O. with his defense first attitude. This is killing their offensive game more than personal issues IMHO.

The two other obvious weaknesses is face offs and the lack of forecheck. The forecheck was much better last night.

Philly and Nielson are awful in the FO circles. Larkin is not much better but all were a smidge better last night.

I love Yzerman but I was not to happy with the Flippula signing and I know it is early in the season but we do not need two Neilson’s on the team.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 10/19/19 at 08:09 AM ET

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