from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
If you’re going to lose, don’t go down without a battle.
That has been the message from Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill. His team lost again Saturday, 4-1 to the Florida Panthers at Little Caesars Arena, but Blashill was glad players competed and scrapped in a chippy, physical, penalty-filled game.
“It was physical and lots of jawing and lots of stuff behind the play and a lot of emotion,” Blashill said. “I’m 100 percent good with that. We could have had ourselves a line brawl and it would have been even better.
“I’m just kidding.”
The problem, nothing new, was the Red Wings’ failure to capitalize on the power play, going 0 for 7, wasting more than 12 minutes on the man-advantage.
They squandered Jimmy Howard’s second solid outing in as many nights, a 34-save performance.
from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,