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Another Slow Start Cost The Wings

03/16/2022 at 7:51am EDT

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

"Very disappointing, they score three there to start and have the puck in our zone for three minutes," forward Dylan Larkin said. "We talked about whatever happens in this game, whatever happens we're going to play and play hard and stick together and we did that.

"We knew to hound, they don't want to play defense and our forecheck was how we got pucks back. Unfortunately it took us too long to get going, but once we got going we were a dangerous team and we had them on the ropes."...

"Down 3-0, it's tough, but we did tons of good stuff in this game," coach Jeff Blashill said. "Right now, pucks are going in and that's just the way it is. (But) we talked about being mentally tough and we were unreal that way. I'm proud of our guys, they worked and competed and played throughout the game.

"We're not trying to have moral victories here but I judge on the process and from a process standpoint we did a lot of good stuff."

The Wings got back in the game with one of their best forechecks of the season, getting pucks at shaky goaltender Mikko Koskinen, and using their speed to bewilder the speedy Oilers.

"We didn't give them much space, we forechecked hard and we gapped hard and created turnovers," Blashill said.


added 8:54am, below watch Mickey Redmond talk goalies after the game last night.

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