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Video- Post Game Talk After A Shootout Loss

11/08/2022 at 10:23pm EST

First up is coach Lalonde, below in one video are Czarnik and Larkin.



from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

"Newsy (coach Derek Lalonde) said it after the game, if we play that game 10 times we could win eight games," captain Dylan Larkin said. "We stuck with it and Allen made big saves. We stuck with it and got a point. It's a little bit discouraging because we had a lot of chances on the power play. You'd like to see it go in, we had enough looks for it to go in, but some nights it's not going in."...

"The process was good, five-on-five was good, Montreal is skilled and on the rush they don't need much for offense," Lalonde said. "We had them for only having two (scoring) chances in the first (period) and both ended up being in the back of the net. We hung in there.

"Allen was remarkable and it didn't feel like we were going to get that tying goal. The fact we did, that's pretty good and that's a real good point. We'll take it."...

Luff, who has played well after being promoted from Grand Rapids, suffered a 16-stitch two weeks ago when a puck rolled up his stick and cut his lip. This injury, though, will likely keep Luff out for a month or two, though that'll be determined Wednesday after more tests.

"As far as the hit, the right call was made," Lalonde said. "It's unfortunate, and the exact hit they're trying to avoid. A player got seriously injured. The right call was made and everybody moves on.



Despite the loss, the Red Wings played a fantastic game, Seider looked great, and Suter who was benched to start this season is playing an absolute solid 3 phase game. Key difference is having a true veteran unit in our top 6, its huge for this team, not having to solely rely on Larkin/Raymond, and allows the rest of the roster to slot down making players like Rasmussen a plus matchup on the 3rd line. The puck movement on their power play running through Peron is incredible, frankly the weak link out there is Larkin, wonder what will happen there once we get back to fuller health.

Speaking of health, some interesting decisions forthcoming on defense, even up front.

Not a fan of the nickname "Newsy" Gru serves him much better IMO, but whatever.

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