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Notes After Detroit's Practice Today

11/12/2018 at 2:10pm EST

from Dana Wakiji of the Wings' website,

After the second period in Carolina Saturday, Red Wings goaltender Jonathan Bernier was probably looking for some fluids and a long nap.

At that point, Bernier had already faced 37 shots and Detroit was down, 3-1.

But Bernier and his teammates regrouped and rallied for a 4-3 shootout victory over the Hurricanes in the second of back-to-back games.

It marked the third straight game in which the Wings had come back from a two-goal deficit to get the win. This is the first time in the history of the franchise for that accomplishment.

"Probably the most important thing in these recent comebacks is our goaltender has allowed us to hang in the game enough to be able to come back," Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "You can't rely on that forever, so we better get that fixed here real fast, where we're not in those spots. But the reality is if any of those games go to a three-goal lead it's a way harder comeback. I would probably pin it on our goaltenders as much as anything."

Bernier said the comebacks are largely a result of increasing confidence.

"I think once you do it once in the season, you feel that you can come back in a game," Bernier said. "Obviously it's not the best recipe to overcome two goals in that many games, but we're finding ways and we'll take all the points that we can right now. But we know as a group that we should and we got to be better starting tomorrow night."

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