from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
Fans booed as pucks began filling the Detroit Red Wings’ net in the second period. When the onslaught continued in the third, someone tossed a Red Wings jersey onto the ice.
The Red Wings have had some bad performances this season, but none worse than their 9-2 loss Tuesday to the lowly Arizona Coyotes at Little Caesars Arena. And their supporters let them know.
“I can’t blame them,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “I thought through the first part of the year we had a ton of nights where we gave the type of effort that Detroiters would be proud of. Now, too many times here in the last little bit, we haven’t given that type of effort. They want better than that. I’ve said this lots – when you work and you compete, Detroiters will back you for sure. If you go out and play like that, hard to blame them at all.”
Captain Dylan Larkin added, “It’s frustrating. You don’t want to hear that. That performance tonight was worthy of the boos. I don’t agree with someone throwing their jersey on the ice, but we show up like that at home, we’re going to get booed.”
The Red Wings (24-27-6) have lost three in a row.
“I’m concerned about all of us,” Blashill said. “I think everybody’s got to look in the mirror and has to be better – the players, the coaches, everybody. … We got to defend better, we got to be way harder. We got to be way harder to play against. Everyone’s got to do a better job.”
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