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Another Home Loss For The Detroit Red Wings

01/09/2019 at 8:27am EST

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

The Red Wings were pointing at this five-game home stand as an opportunity to right themselves a bit.

But, no such luck. Detroit lost its third of those five games at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday, falling 3-2 to Montreal and continuing a rough stretch in the schedule....

“We gave away three easy goals,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “We shoot ourselves in the foot, we have to work like dogs to get our goals, and we give away three easy ones.

“It’s hard to score every night. You can’t give away goals.”

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from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

The Detroit Red Wings might have been tempted to part with Andreas Athanasiou in the past due to his lack of consistent engagement and an extended contract dispute.

They wisely resisted that temptation, if it was even there. Players with Athanasiou’s elite-level speed and finishing ability aren’t easy to find. His scoring is crucial for a team that doesn’t generate a lot of offense....

Athanasiou has 17 goals in 39 games. That’s one short of his career high in 2016-17 and one more than he scored in 71 games last season.

“We talk about guys who have an X-factor,” Niklas Kronwall said. “He’s a guy that can score a goal out of nowhere. Just the way he skates, he’s going to get opportunities because of the talent that he is.”

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Below, watch post-game interviews and game highlights.

Kronwall, Athanasiou, Howard and Blashill.

Blashill.

Mickey Redmond with Tyler Bertuzzi.

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