Abel to Yzerman

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A2Y- A Bad Taste From Last Night

01/18/2023 at 5:10pm EST

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

The Wings are winless in their last three games and have won only three of their last 10 games (3-6-1).

"We have to find a way to get two points," captain Dylan Larkin said of Tuesday's final result. "A heartbreaker, for sure."

There was a definite sense of frustration and disappointment in the Wings' locker room after the game. The Wings have talked all season about the desire to play meaningful games deep into the season and be in playoff contention.

But, this recent losing streak is putting those hopes in jeopardy.

"We're not happy," defenseman Jake Walman said. "We're trying to be a great team, not just a good team. Every player has to dial it in and we'll be a better team. We know what we can do in here. We have to finish off these games.

"We have to close those games out."

Coach Derek Lalonde admitted Tuesday's loss "stings" because of the Wings' effort, and the three goals were probably good enough to win. Lalonde feels there is some frustration in the locker room.

"Of course, because the will and effort is there," Lalonde said. "I'm not saying we have to be perfect, but we almost have to be perfect to win on some of these nights. Unfortunately, this was one of them."

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Paul

from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,

The Detroit Red Wings’ goaltending picture is fuzzier than it was two months ago when Ville Husso was the team’s best player on most nights.“There was a stretch early on that Ville was playing at such a high level,” coach Derek Lalonde said recently. “I think he’d be the first one to tell you his game’s tailed off. ”

After giving up five goals on 22 shots in the 6-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche Monday, Husso’s goals-against average climbed to 3.10 and his save percentage dipped to .899.

The decline has occurred since mid-December. Before then, Husso had given up two or fewer goals in 11 of 20 starts. Since then, he has given up three or more goals in nine of 10 starts.

In those 10 games, Husso has given up 40 goals on 273 shots for an .853 save percentage. His GAA is 4.46 over that stretch.

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Calquake

"We're trying to be a great team, not just a good team."

Hey Jake, you have to be a good team before you can be a great team. I'm saying you're not even a good team yet.

Chet

These guys stink. They may as well sell and tank, again. So tired of hearing the same shit every year when the season goes off the rails by December. Enough already. Make some real changes to this team. This isn’t working. 

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