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Videos- Media Talk After Detroit’s 1-0 Shootout Win Over Tampa

Sam Gagner first, below are Jeff Blashill, Mickey Redmond and the complete shootout plus Thomas Greiss and coach Blashill in one video.

added 7:23pm, game highlights are below.

 

Mickey Redmond (don't be fooled with Greiss at the start)

 

 

Full shootout, 8 rounds

 

 

Greiss and Blashill

 

 

Game highlights

 

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from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

The Wings (18-26-9) ended a three-game winless streak, while earning their third win over Stanley Cup champion Tampa this season (3-4-1).

The 18 victories was one more than the Wings had during last season’s pandemic-shortened season in 18 fewer games.

“Anyone who has watched us, we’re a better hockey team than a year ago,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “I don’t think there’s any doubt about that. What I’ve liked here in the last bit is we’ve won with a number of games with a whole bunch of younger guys in the lineup and that’s a big thing for our organization.

“That’s not to discredit the older guys in the lineup, who are making great contributions, and there’s a number of them, who’ve done a great job here.

“But we’re a better team today than we were a year ago at this time.”

Blashill feels the Wings are better defensively, they’re better with the puck, and they give their goaltenders a chance to make saves.

Now, they need to get better offensively.

But the Wings are in games, and give themselves a chance to win, as it did Saturday.

“You can win games when they’re tight, you can’t win games when their blowouts,” Blashill said. “A year ago, we were blown out too much.

“(Saturday’s game) again, it shows you can wins without necessarily out playing your opponent. How do you do that? By getting big saves at big moments, which we did, and not breaking too much (defensively).You can win games if you stay in them and find ways to win.”

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/01/21 at 09:10 PM ET

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from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

Blashill used Veleno with Zadina and Gustav Lindstrom in overtime — a lot of trust to put into young players as a unit.

“The time of year, when we are out the playoffs, makes those decisions easier,” Blashill said. “But it’s also what you should do if they’ve earned it. If they hadn’t earned, I wouldn’t have given them those, but they had. I think Joe has been very accountable in the three games he’s played. I think Zadina has worked extremely hard all season. Lindy has had a good game. He’s done a good job. They’ve earned the trust.”

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/01/21 at 09:13 PM ET

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Veleno to the taxi squad.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/01/21 at 09:26 PM ET

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kinda off topic:

just looking at some past 3rd. rounders..bryan rust (who just scored his 100th. goal tonight)  jake guentzel, and that human topedo, Brayden point, (who was drafted by the captain)

https://www.si.com/hockey/news/how-the-lightning-got-one-of-the-greatest-draft-steals-of-all-time

between the amount of draft picks SY has accumulated, and his attention to detail , I’m optimistic the wings are primed to come up with some late round sleepers in the upcoming drafts.

one issue, imo, is that gm’s are going to be reluctant to deal with SY, especially after the vrana debacle..

Posted by rickytarr on 05/01/21 at 09:47 PM ET

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