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More Of This Mantha, Blame The Sweater And This Has To Stop

03/03/2021 at 7:43am EST

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Jeff Blashill said something Tuesday that he has not had an opportunity to express after many of his team’s 25 games this season.

“I was real happy with Anthony’s game tonight,” Blashill said.

By his coach’s estimation, Mantha was one of the few bright spots for the Detroit Red Wings in a 4-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.


from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Go ahead and blame Tuesday's Red Wings' loss on the retro alternate jerseys.

Might as well find something to blame for the 4-1 loss in Columbus.

The white jersey, which looked too much like a bland practice jersey to many on social media (and did not go over well), still looked better than the Wings did during long stretches in this game....

"We lost too many individual battles, our puck management was very poor and we got beat up the ice way too much," coach Jeff Blashill said. "As the momentum shifted away from us, we allowed it to let shift away. We didn't have any pushback shifts, and that happens when you turn pucks over and you end up defending.

"We were defending the whole time in the second (period) and chasing them and that's no way to play hockey."

read on

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

Now it’s about how the Detroit Red Wings respond Thursday.

They flunked at pushing back against the Columbus Blue Jackets, two nights after they were pushed over by the Chicago Blackhawks. The Wings have generally redeemed themselves after blowouts this season, but their performance in the second period Tuesday at Nationwide Arena in Columbus cost them that bit of self-esteem. In 20 minutes, a 1-1 game degenerated into a 4-1 loss.

“We have to find a way within this group to stop the snowball effect when something goes wrong,” alternate captain Luke Glendening said. “It can’t turn into a whole bunch of things that go wrong.”

ontinued ($$)

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