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Don't Be Fooled By The Score

02/16/2020 at 6:18pm EST

Below, the local media with their game report

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

“Sometimes the score indicates a game, sometimes it doesn’t and I don’t think it did (Sunday). We had chances. We didn’t score, and they scored, and that’s the difference in the game.”

Patric Hornqvist had two goals, and Sam Lafferty, Kris Letang (power play) and Sidney Crosby had the others, as the Penguins rolled.

Goalie Jimmy Howard started but couldn’t finish the second period, allowing four goals on 16 shots and watching his record fall to a startling 2-22-2.

“I made the decision to pull him,” Blashill said.


from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

The Detroit Red Wings sound exasperated and exhausted as the blowout losses pile up.

They have a day to recover and reflect before their next game, at home against the Montreal Canadiens, the only team whose number the Wings have had this season. Mostly the numbers have been against them; Sunday it was a 5-1 loss to the Penguins at PP&G Paints Arena, though coach Jeff Blashill vehemently painted a better picture than the score.

The Wings went 0-4 on a trip that also stopped in Buffalo, New Jersey and Boston, scoring five goals and surrendering 16. Luke Glendening said he was at a loss after Saturday’s 4-1 loss to the Bruins, and tried to provide an answer Sunday after the league-worst Wings fell to 14-43-4 and their goal differential reached minus-106, an astonishing 61 goals worse than the second worst team.


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