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The Wings "Competed Exceedingly Hard"

03/28/2021 at 8:08pm EDT

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

For these past two days it’s been difficult to distinguish which team was chasing a playoff berth and the one in last place.

The Red Wings are the team in the Central Division cellar but didn’t look like it against Columbus, which looked lethargic.

And the Wings took advantage both days, Sunday completing a two-game weekend sweep with a 4-1 victory Sunday.

Coming off a poor performance Thursday in Nashville, one of the uglier losses of the season, the Red Wings rebounded with two character victories.

"It was probably our most complete effort from start to finish of any game this season," said coach Jeff Blashill of Sunday's victory. "Certainly Saturday was real good and our first period Saturday was great, but we sustained our forecheck way more and because of that, the ice was tilted to our end for large parts of the game.

"When they did have the puck, we competed exceedingly hard. We felt it was important to win the work ethic and competing battles and I was real proud of the guys how hard they played."

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