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Shoot The Puck

03/15/2021 at 8:14am EDT

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

The Detroit Red Wings were too unselfish for their own good on Sunday, passing up some prime shooting opportunities in a 2-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

“We didn’t have close to good enough shooting mentality,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “We talked even yesterday about how when you get into those scoring areas, you have to shoot the puck. I thought we passed up opportunities to shoot it and we weren’t shot-ready enough up top. As a result, we didn’t create any chaos until the third.”

Anthony Mantha scored their lone goal with 10 seconds remaining in the third period.

Filip Zadina had a couple of chances in the slot to get a good shot on goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic but passed once and turned it over the second time.

“The first one, he’s in a prime scoring area and chooses to go backhand saucer (pass) to a guy who’s on his forehand,” Blashill said. “You don’t get enough of those opportunities against really good teams to shoot from those areas. We have to shoot the puck. But he certainly wasn’t alone on that.”

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