from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
Suddenly the Red Wings can’t lose.
For two games anyway. But the Red Wings will gladly enjoy this after having lost 12 consecutive games
Saturday they won again in what used to be an arena where they enjoyed very little success over the years, defeating the Montreal Canadiens 2-1.
from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,
The Canadiens had lots of shots in Bernier’s direction — they also had 16 shots blocked and another 18 were off target — but there were two major problems. Two many shots came from outside — defencemen produced 16 of the shots and there was no concerted effort to take advantage of rebounds.
“There were some guys that went to the front of the net, but we had a lot of guys that didn’t want to get on the inside there,” said coach Claude Julien. “I thought we played a little bit soft tonight at times. We weren’t finishing, we weren’t in the battle and we just kind of looked to play an easier game than we should have and because of that we got burnt.”
“We’re disappointed because we got over 40 shots and we were unable to find a way to beat the goalie in the end,” said Tomas Tatar, who ended Bernier’s shutout bid when he scored his 12th goal of the season with less than a minute remaining in the game.
Below, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press answers her fan mail and watch extended game highlights from the win over Montreal.