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The Hot Goalie Is Alex Nedeljkovic

11/25/2021 at 6:56pm EST

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

The win ended a four-game winless streak, against a Stanley Cup contender, and may have given Nedeljkovic a slight edge in the goaltending tandem the Wings employ with Thomas Greiss.

Coach Jeff Blashill has alternated starts between Nedeljkovic and Greiss all season, but Wednesday gave Nedeljkovic a second consecutive start. The decision was rewarded, with Nedeljkovic starring in the victory.

“Especially in the third (period), he was unbelievable, made huge, huge saves,” Blashill said. “We gave up way too many chances in the third. We have to get better. But you like to get better when you’re winning, and the goalie gives you a chance to do that.

"He was great."

One of the traits teammates, and Blashill, have talked about with Nedeljkovic is his competitiveness in net — and that was apparent throughout key moments against the Blues.

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