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Videos- After A Road Win In Boston

First up we have a game recap then below are the extended game highlights, Alex Nedeljkovic then Dylan Larkin and Jeff Blashill in one video.

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Playing a patient and disciplined road game, and getting continued top-notch goaltending from Alex Nedeljkovic, who tied a career-high with 41 saves, the Wings went into Boston and defeated the Bruins, 2-1....

s good as Nedeljkovic was again, coach Jeff Blashill felt it was an impressive team victory.

"We played good defensively and we gave up shots, but we didn't give up a whole lot of chances," Blashill said. "When we did, he (Nedeljkovic) did a good job and that's the type of game that can really help goalies push their save percentages high because it's a decent amount of shots but decent amount from the outside.

"For me, this would be more of a team defense success than just one player. Certainly Alex did a good job and against St. Louis he stole us a game, but that wasn't the case (Tuesday). We played real good defensively, and it allows you to go on the road and quell momentum like we've talked about."

Boston had won 11 of the previous 12 games between the teams at TD Garden, so this was a notable victory.

"It's a tough building to play in, it's a momentum building," forward Dylan Larkin said. "When you take penalties and they go on the power play, they move the puck around well and it's hard, but we did a great job of staying disciplined early and we played a great road game and got great goaltending."

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Quick Recap- Detroit Red Wings/Boston Bruins

It's been a tough day for me today as I continue to fight some kind of bug.

So turning it over to you for your thoughts on Detroit's 2-1 win.

Detroit goals below and I will have the post game talk in the morning.

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An Honest Effort

There's not much to say. The team has managed to put together a couple of wins, which is good. The problem is, which Wings team will be showing up tonight? 

The Wings haven't played well against the Broons so far this season. It's been downright embarrassing actually. As a Wings fan, and, in unison with the rest of the 19, all we are asking is for the Wings to show up tonight, make an honest effort, and, don't just mail it in. 

It's a Live Blog!

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Video- After The Skate In Boston

No media update from the skate except the Wings posted a video of players skating.



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Just The Facts

from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,

Here are six things going on with the Detroit Red Wings that may have escaped your notice:

Tyler Bertuzzi Slumping
Detroit fans were over the moon about Bertuzzi’s start. It was memorable. But he hasn’t been the same player lately. He has gone nine games without a goal. He has three points in those nine games. By  comparison,  Bertuzzi’s center, Dylan Larkin, has points in eight of his past nine games. Larkin has accumulated 11 points in those nine games. His other wing, Lucas Raymond, has three goals and seven points in that span. In those nine games, Raymond has 14 shots on goal. Bertuzzi has 22, but eight of those came in the last game against Buffalo

Too Many Shots on Goal
Only four teams are giving up more shots on goal than the Detroit Red Wings. The Red Wings are giving up an average of 33.7 shots per game. The Edmonton Oilers, Columbus Blue Jackets,  Ottawa Senators and Philadelphia Flyers are the only teams giving up more.


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Detroit Recalls Kyle Criscuolo

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today recalled center Kyle Criscuolo from the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins.

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Wings Shooting For A Win In Boston

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

The calendar says late November and the NHL season has just crawled past the quarter mark.

But Tuesday's game for the Red Wings in Boston could mean a little more than usual.

The Wings have been a surprise in these early weeks, and lead Boston by one point in the standings, though the Bruins have the better win percentage.

Leaving Boston with a victory would give further notice that maybe the Wings are closer to being for real than most analysts felt they would be. It would keep Detroit in the upper half of the standings.


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Leading The Calder Race

from Mike G. Morreale of NHL.com,

Raymond is the favorite to win the Calder Trophy according to a panel of 17 writers for NHL.com, receiving 10 first-place votes and 77 points in the poll. The 19-year-old didn't receive a vote in NHL.com's preseason poll in October.

Raymond's teammate, Red Wings defenseman Moritz Seider, is second in the poll with six first-place votes and 71 points, followed by New Jersey Devils center Dawson Mercer with 38 points (one first-place vote), Anaheim Ducks center Trevor Zegras with 35 points and Colorado Avalanche defenseman Bowen Byram with 12 points.

It's the first time in the history of NHL.com's Trophy Tracker series that two Red Wings players are No. 1-2 among the top five in voting for the Calder Trophy. Additionally, Detroit goalie Alex Nedeljkovic is tied for seventh with Ducks defenseman Jamie Drysdale, each with four points.

Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said he's excited to have a rookie at each position in his lineup playing a key role. He said he has been especially impressed with the way Raymond has adapted in his first professional season in North America....

"[Raymond's] game was pretty complete right away," Blashill said. "His game was probably transferable in the sense he does it right and he doesn't cheat for offense. He didn't have a huge learning curve that way. When young players are coming over from the American [Hockey] League, you kind of know what to expect. It's different to predict in terms of scoring (in the Swedish Hockey League)."


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Video- The Talk After Practice

Jordan Oesterle up first, below is Jeff Blashill and a short Waiting in the Wings feature on Chase Pearson.


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Practice Has Started For Detroit

Ansar Khan tweet,

RedWings on ice for practice. Hronek not skating, in addition to DeKeyser (COVID protocol) and Veleno (upper body injury).

added 12:09pm, Khan...

lines at practice prior to game in Boston tomorrow 

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