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A Tough Practice For The Wings

02/14/2020 at 3:24pm EST

from Dana Wakiji of the Wings website,

The calendar may have read Feb. 14 but the Red Wings didn't seem to be in the mood to celebrate Valentine's Day or any other holiday for that matter.

The bitter taste of allowing four goals in a four-minute span in the third period in Thursday's 4-1 loss at New Jersey lingered during practice Friday at Boston's TD Garden.

Wings coach Jeff Blashill put the team through their paces as they did some extensive battle drills for most of the brief but intense practice.

"We just gotta make sure we understand it's not okay," Blashill said. "We walked out of Buffalo, we played a good game, we didn't win. Sometimes you don't win, you play a good game and you don't win. You look at the process, you're all right with that. I wasn't all right with it last night.

"So I want to make sure our guys understand that it's not okay and we're not just clicking off games here. We're going to do everything we can to win hockey games and what we did last night wasn't good enough."

Although the Wings are not fighting for a playoff spot, that doesn't mean there aren't important things to play for right now.


added 3:39pm, Watch Perlini below after today's practice.

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