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Quick Recap- Detroit/Buffalo

After Buffalo took a 1-0 early in te second period, the Wings scored two quick goals to take a 2-1 lead after forty minutes.

Buffalo scored late in the third period with their goalie pulled to make it 2-2 and the teams headed to overtime.

26 seconds in OT, Lucas Raymond ends the game.  Detroit wins 3-2.

Below, find the Detroit goals and team stats.  

Next game is Tuesday in Boston.

Goal now belongs to Rowney





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jhpcarrier97's avatar

OK I woke up, saw the two Wings quick goals but the best was the OT winner by Raymond.  I am with Mickey, I know he can’t say what was running through his mind but I can.  They should all be lined up on the boards and and a hockey stick smashed on their asses.  Most of them.  Talk about playing down to your opponents, Buffalo was falling asleep all night except Tokaski, they won last night, they were saying,  take it.  Yawnnnn,  I think Tokaski threw the OT because he was the only one not taking the night off.  Game should have been 7=0,  these free points to opponents may come back to bite you at the end of the year.

Posted by jhpcarrier97 on 11/27/21 at 10:55 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

I dreaded this game, as I have seen the Red Wings blow these kind over the years. tongue laugh

Posted by bigfrog on 11/27/21 at 11:05 PM ET


Talk about playing down to your opponents

Shots on goal 41:28

Posted by VPalmer on 11/27/21 at 11:22 PM ET


I thought it was a great game.

Posted by pnwwing on 11/27/21 at 11:59 PM ET

calquake's avatar

I believe it was an okay game they managed to win in OT. The Wings, if they want to grow, will have to learn to close out these types of games in regulation. By the way, Lucas is a stud. Vrana who?  grin  ( just kidding)

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 11/28/21 at 12:34 AM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Hard to believe that if Varana hadn’t been injured, Raymond would probably be in G.R.

The rookies are playing well (including Ned) as are Bert & The Captain. However, the wings are essentially a one line team…

Posted by Down River Dan on 11/28/21 at 03:20 AM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Wings have been missing a legit goal scorer for years. Raymond scored a great one.

Posted by ilovehomers on 11/28/21 at 09:10 AM ET


They skate hard.  They’re just wildly inefficient, mostly because they all watch the puck so much as Mick alluded to during the game.  Do your job, he said.  Don’t get caught watching the puck, do your job and trust your linemates to do theirs. 

I’ve noticed the wings do this a lot.  One of the most notable things watching seider and Raymond play are they’re always looking around assessing.  They’re almost never standing their watching the puck while their man is slipping open. It helps hockey smarts, watching the whole play and not the puck.  You start to figure out how they plan to screw you and start making reads.

We’ve got a team of energizer bunnies.  Just move your feet and see what happens vs exploiting weaknesses in the other team.  I can’t tell you how often I’ve seen an opponent go back to the bench and break down some tendency they just saw to their linemates.  We really don’t read the play well as hard as we work.  If they just focused on their jobs it’d take a lot of the guesswork out of it.

If they were a band they’d just be noise.

Posted by ThatGuy on 11/28/21 at 04:08 PM ET


All that said, our top line is doing fantastic.  Absolutely great for where we are.

Posted by ThatGuy on 11/28/21 at 04:10 PM ET

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