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Practice Notes- Wings Need More Shots

10/23/2018 at 3:33pm EDT

from Dana Wakiji of DetroitRedWings.com,

The Red Wings knew what was coming.

After a dismal effort in Monday night's 3-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes and no game on the schedule until Friday night, Wings coach Jeff Blashill put the team through a tough, battle-rich, hard skating practice.

"I knew it wasn't going to be a fun day of power play, that's for sure," forward Thomas Vanek said. "I think we have all played long enough where nobody's happy. Nobody is obviously pleased. What's going on here right now is not fun. It was to be expected."

Now 1-6-2, the Wings have too often passed up shots during games to look for an even better shot and are ranked 25th in the league at just 28 shots a game.

They experienced first-hand the way the Hurricanes do it, which is why they are first in the league at 41.8 shots a game.

"What I know for sure is that we have to shoot the puck 100 percent and we better buy into it," Blashill said. "We better buy into overshooting. We got a bunch of guys that want to make a play first and shoot second. We will continue to address that to make sure that we have an overshoot mentality.

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