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Alex Nedeljkovic And The Wings Remain Focused

11/06/2022 at 10:25pm EST

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Nedeljkovic stopped 27 shots to earn the victory, but it was Dominik Kubalik's power play goal in overtime, at 2 minutes 43 seconds and Kubalik's sixth goal, that gave the Wings their third consecutive victory (and third win in four nights).

"I just wanted to focus on me today, stop the puck for the boys and give them a chance to win in front of me," Nedeljkovic said. "They played solid. Going down 2-0 in the first (period) could be a tough mountain to climb but we stuck with it and played our game and found a way to win."

Nedeljkovic allowed eight goals last Monday in an 8-3 loss in Buffalo. But it was a game that completely got out of hand and Nedeljkovic was pretty much left on an island in that third period.

The Wings didn't want that to happen again.

"That's what bothered me the most about Buffalo," forward David Perron said. "We're going to lose games but we can't let it get away from us, and if you want him to feel good about his game you have to help him out more than we did there.

"You can lose at that point 5-3, or 6-3 that's fine. But you can't get to eight and that kills his confidence. What a rebound game by him."

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Below find Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now, more post game talk and extended highlights.

New Detroit Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde hasn’t changed his players’ style as much as he has altered their attitude. What he asks of his players is a commitment to play the game right way.

Since last Thursday, it seems as if his players are fully buying in.

For the third game in a row , the Red Wings played a strong, simple and iron willed game, checking all of Lalonde’s boxes. For the third consecutive game the result was a Red Wings victory. On Sunday, the Red Wings erased a two-goal deficit to beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in overtime on Dominik Kubalik’s power play goal.

Over the past three games, the Red Wings have beaten the Washington Capitals, New York Islanders and Rangers and given up a total of three goals.

“I know it’s a small sample size, but guys are competing and they are getting what they deserve,” Lalonde said.

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Nedeljkovic, Kubalik, Perron and Lalonde

Extended highlights

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