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The Detroit Red Wings Must Rebound From The Loss Last Night

from Bob Duff of Detroit Hockey Now,

Captain Dylan Larkin was citing their performance as unemotional.

“Calgary, they were way more desperate than we were,” Larkin said.

Coach Jeff Blashill opted to be describing it as lacking in energy.

Here’s another adjective that’s certainly applicable – unacceptable. And it better end right here, right now.

This an all-too-familiar scenario with the Red Wings under Blashill. They begin decently, offering hope that there’s a corner about to be turned. However, it all turns out to be nothing more than an illusion.

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from Steve Kornacki at the Detroit News,

The winless Canadiens (0-5) — coming off a season as Stanley Cup finalists — will play host to the Red Wings (2-1-1) in an attempt to snap the longest season-opening losing streak the franchise has endured in 83 years.

Montreal’s inability to score with the man advantage has been a key element in its struggles. It is 1-for-19 (5.3% success) to rank 30th in the 32-team NHL. Detroit is 22nd at 14.3% with only two power-play goals.

The Red Wings had been effective on power plays in the preseason, but they’ve been unable to cash in enough in four regular-season games.

Red Wings center Dylan Larkin said the team needs to be sharper with its passing on power plays.
Coach Jeff Blashill was asked to explain why his team came up empty on three power plays in Thursday night’s 3-0 home loss to the Calgary Flames.

“We didn’t handle their pressure good enough,” he said. “When we had chances to attack, we didn’t attack. When we had chances to make plays, we didn’t make plays. And we turned the puck over too many times when we didn’t need to do that.”

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/22/21 at 05:05 PM ET

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The Red Wings had been effective on power plays in the preseason, but they’ve been unable to cash in enough in four regular-season games.

Head coach in waiting, Alex Tanguay!

Posted by ilovehomers on 10/22/21 at 05:36 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

I would prefer Roger Rönnberg Homers

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 10/22/21 at 05:48 PM ET

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