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Compete Level Was High For The Detroit Red Wings

01/01/2020 at 9:02am EST

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

After serving as the NHL’s punching bag the first half of the season, the Detroit Red Wings fought back Tuesday, playing how a talent-thin, undermanned team needs to play to have success.

They were gritty, chippy and physical against a much bigger team. They sacrificed by blocking shots. They got outstanding goaltending. This is a formula they must bottle for the final 41 games.

The Red Wings closed out the calendar year with a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks at Little Caesars Arena, snapping a six-game losing streak behind Jonathan Bernier’s 34-save performance.

“We competed really, really hard on the puck,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. “That’s what it takes. Basically, the game comes down lots to one-on-one battles and I thought we did a real good job in those one-on-one battles.”

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