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The Wings Struggled In Calgary While The Flames Had Fun

03/13/2022 at 5:29am EDT

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

The shots were lopsided, but a solid performance from goalie Thomas Greiss gave the Detroit Red Wings a chance.

Marc Staal's 1,000th career game ultimately didn't end in a celebration, though, as the Calgary Flames took Saturday's game at Scotiabank Saddledome, 3-0.

It was a one-goal game until midway through the third period. The Wings (24-28-7) have just one point their last five games and haven't won since March 1.

"We had too many guys that had no jump," coach Jeff Blashill said. "We had no jump, no legs it looked like at all. We had guys that probably didn’t battle hard enough at times. So we just kind of defended and played in our end and they got chances and shots."...

Blashill has at times downplayed shots on net, but didn't this night.

"When they’re like that, you haven’t generated anything, the first and second, and they’ve generated everything," he said. "For as much as we defended we didn’t break down as much as we have in the past, but in the end, we just defended the whole time. I mean, we had no shots at all. The shots were very indicative of the game over the first two periods tonight."

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from Eric Francis of Sportsnet,

Ever watched a cat toy with a mouse?

Mice around the world have a better chance than the Detroit Red Wings had on Saturday.

In a game that featured relatively few penalty calls, the Flames found themselves on what looked like a 40-minute power play to open a game they went on to win 3-0.

The only time it seemed fair was when the Flames played short a man, although the Wings recorded just one shot over their pair of man advantages.

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