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Videos- Wrapping Up Detroit’s 2-1 Overtime Loss To Dallas

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

"There are things to build on," forward Luke Glendening said. "In Chicago, we had a pretty tough time. But there are things to build on and we have to continue to get better. We weren't good enough tonight."

The Red Wings were significantly better defensively, limiting Dallas to 22 shots (the Wings only had 21 in the grinding game) and not giving the Stars much space to skate.

"We weren't very good in Chicago, it was way too wide open," said forward Vladislav Namestnikov, who scored the Wings lone goal, his first this season. "We talked about how we wanted to come out and make it hard on them and a play a tight defensive game.

"And for 60 minutes, we did that."

This time of tight, tough-minded defensive style is the type of game the Wings need to play, especially with the offense missing out of the lineup.

"It's the type of game we have to play regardless of who is in the lineup, and certainly with the people we have out of the lineup, it's critical we play that way," coach Jeff Blashill said. "If you think back to the Columbus game in overtime we won (Jan. 19), there were very few chances both ways. That's the way we'll have to play. We have to make sure we're a good team defensively that protects that critical ice and is good structurally and we get our offense having the puck more."

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Below, watch the post game talk and game highlights.

Luke Glendening, Vladislav Namestnikov and Jeff Blashill



Game highlights


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from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

What the Wings can take into their next game against Dallas is sound defensive structure and secondary scoring. What they desperately to add is a functional power play. Four of the guys in pandemic protocol are power play regulars, but the first unit that went on the ice when the Wings got a man advantage with 4:09 to play was Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha, Tyler Bertuzzi, Bobby Ryan and Hronek. That’s five skilled players, yet not one shot on Khudobin. The patchwork second unit — Namestnikov, Hirose, Rasmussen, Mathias Brome and Christian Djoos —did a better job, testing Khudobin three times.

On the whole, though, there at least were positives for a team that badly needed to feel just a little bit better about themselves.

“We can’t get discouraged,” Namestnikov said. “We played a good game and we have to bring that intensity to the next game.”


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/27/21 at 09:08 AM ET

PierreC's avatar

It could have gone either way..

But lack of depth tonight was our downfall. We had some chances to win but the full roster prevailed.

Best PP of the night was the last in the game..when Ras, Brome, Namestnikov, and Hirose on the point. That was the best i saw..

I wonder if our beloved coach will remember that.

...but then they didnt snif the ice after..

Filpulla should be on the taxi squad…he is dangerous out there..for his team !

Mantha has some better wheels…just better, he can still do better.

I like the tryout of Brome with Larks and Lil Bert..but it didn’t work. Brome work hard, good skater…but still looking for his first point in 8 games ! The purpose of this game is to put points on the board…he just can’t for now. Id try Ryan now with Lil Bert (who again was a dynamo out there) and Larks.

Greiss was good but he had the tendency to box the puck, creating countless rebounds. In OT before the goal he overcommited to his right and then flopped back to his net…and missed a floating puck..oh well..

I think right now, with a depleted line-up its hard to win games, we need our players back and quick…Tonight the effort was better so ...at least weh had that..

And its a point so..better than nothing.

Posted by PierreC from Montreal, Canada on 01/27/21 at 09:23 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

I’ve really been impressed by Rasmussen so far in the games I have watched this season.  You can tell his all-around game has really improved, and he’s gained some serious confidence. 

Mantha did a better job skating last night and, surprise surprise, the more you move the more productive you can be on offense and defense.  He was noticeably more engaged. 

Luke Glendening…this guy.  He never quits.  Guys like Glenny get a lot of credit and recognition on winning teams, unfortunately this team is far from a winning, but he shows up every shift.

Posted by TreKronor on 01/27/21 at 10:17 AM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

Guys like Glenny get a lot of credit and recognition on winning teams, unfortunately this team is far from a winning, but he shows up every shift.

Posted by TreKronor on 01/27/21 at 10:17 AM ET

This may be the year that Luke brings the Wings a 2nd round pick at the trade deadline. One of the playoff teams will need a penalty killer who’s a beast in the faceoff circle. Right now he leads the league, winning 71% of his faceoffs (72 out of 101).

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 01/27/21 at 10:48 AM ET

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