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by George Malik on 03/20/12 at 12:05 AM ET
A certain blogger’s internet connection is about to conk out for the third or fourth time tonight, so I’ll simply say this: the Detroit Red Wings’ 5-3 loss to the Washington Capitals represented the team at its best and worst, and a game the Wings could have easily won—had they not committed four grevious errors in the defensive zone that were all but de-facto assists on the Capitals’ goals.
Jimmy Howard was sterling at times, Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, Valtteri Filppula, Brendan Smith, Danny Cleary, Niklas Kronwall and more than a handful of other Wings players played their hearts out, the Wings power play finally got going and in a game where slew-foots apparently don’t count, the Wings almost won in spite of themselves…Until, perhaps predictably, they were given a late power play and managed to bungle it and then surrender an empty-netter while scrambling to…scramble.
Have we seen the worst of the Wings? What were tonight’s positives and bright points for you? Do you think that the Wings can salvage home ice against Nashville? Talk amongst yourselves…
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