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Coach Lalonde Fine With The Wings Play Last Night

11/29/2022 at 7:07am EST

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

The Detroit Red Wings experienced the same, old result Monday against the Toronto Maple Leafs, losing 4-2, but they came away with a different vibe.

As coach Derek Lalonde put it, “You want your overall game to look like that. If we replicate that performance, we’re going to win more times than not.”

The Red Wings outshot the Leafs 43-25, generated more scoring chances and spent more time in Toronto’s zone than their own. The difference was they didn’t capitalize on enough of their chances against Matt Murray while the Maple Leafs didn’t need many opportunities to chase Ville Husso from the game.

Husso, Detroit’s best player this season, had an off night, allowing four goals on 13 shots and getting replaced by Alex Nedeljkovic at 8:37 of the second period.

“I’m sure if you ask him, he’s going to want maybe three of the four back, but that’s a tough task to not face much action at all,” Lalonde said. “And then what we did give up was unfortunately too good of a look to too good of players.”


from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

"I liked our game," Lalonde said. "Couple plays we left out there, couple missed plays, but to put it in perspective, their first shot on goal is halfway through the first and unfortunately it’s a 3-on-1 and Matthews from the inner slot. It’s just one of those nights, the puck just did not go our way. I thought our guys hung in there, I thought they played the right way for the most part."

On to the Sabres (9-12-1), who the Wings owe a little payback after getting blown out, 8-3, in Buffalo on Halloween.

"A team that isn’t a winning team, or still finding themselves, you play poorly on Wednesday and now you’re on a two-game losing streak," Lalonde said. "So I’m excited to see how this team is going to handle this."

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Hard to disagree with Coach here, the Wings actually played really well, their "4th" line, Veleno really played a great game, fast physical effective maybe one of his best as a pro, as did our 3rd pair O'Wall. Husso let in a softie, their elite talent executed on 2 others, the last was ok, and on our end, we put a lot of shots squarely into Murrays belly that he easily gobbled up.

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