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"One Of Those Nights"

12/16/2018 at 8:43am EST

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Most hockey teams aren’t going to win hockey games when they have to kill as many power plays — six — as the Red Wings did Saturday.

Sure enough, it was asking too much, as the Wings managed to get one point in a 4-3 shootout loss.

Thomas Vanek tied the game 3-3, after the Wings had pulled goaltender Jonathan Bernier, with 1:03 left in regulation.

But after a scoreless overtime, the Islanders netted the lone goal in the shootout, thanks to Mathew Barzal, and secured a victory.

The Wings (14-15-5) were frustrated with the penalty differential. While the Islanders were enjoying six power plays — they only converted one to a goal — the Wings had one power play, which Gustav Nyquist scored on.

“It was unfortunate for us,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “There were calls that could have been made the other way. It was one of those nights where it certainly didn’t go our way that way.”

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Below, watch post-game talk from Bernier, Vanek, Nyquist and Blashill.

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