Below are the game highlights and in one video are Jordan Oesterle and Jeff Blashill. added 12:11am on 2/1/22, below, Jordan Oesterle right after the game and Mickey Redmond.
from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,
One game after giving up five goals to the Maple Leafs in the third period, the Red Wings limited the Ducks to only 15 shots on net. It was one of the Red Wings’ finer defensive efforts of the season.
The Red Wings surrendered 26 goals in their last five games before holding Anaheim to a single tally.
“If you revisit Saturday, the one thing I’d say to you is we did lots of things really well, too,” Coach Jeff Blashill said. “It wasn’t like the game in total was a bad performance. At the end of the night, we outchanced them. We gave up a lead and that’s super frustrating. Do I like the way we reacted to it? Yes. I thought we came out and in the first period we played the way that we have to play, I think that most teams have to play to be successful.”
Jordan Oesterle Valuable Add
Even before scoring this goal, Oesterle had been a good offseason acquisition. He has been a dependable defenseman on a team that has struggled defensively. The turnover he made, leading to Anaheim’s goal, is not a regular occurence for him.
He didn’t get much playing time earlier in the season. But Blashill seems to have confidence in him now. After today’s game, his plus minus is even. He has played 24 games and produced more plus games this season than minus games.
“I think what allows him to be successful in the role that he’s in is that he’s been able to maintain his confidence,” Blashill said. “He hasn’t let my decisions at times to not play him shake his confidence. I think that’s a huge thing for these guys and especially for guys that aren’t getting top minutes or in the lineup every night. You gotta find ways to not let other people’s decisions affect you and keep your confidence up.”