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Videos- Jeff Blashill Disappointed In Wings' Play In OT Loss To The Leafs

09/28/2019 at 5:40am EDT

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Toronto outshot the Wings, 37-18, and controlled the game for the majority of the evening, but the goaltending of Jonathan Bernier kept the Wings close.

“More than a little, I was mega disappointed,” coach Jeff Blashill said of his team’s game. “I’m not sure why they had more jump, bite, compete. When we got the puck we weren’t clean with it, and we couldn’t make a tape-to-tape pass.

“They outplayed us by a long shot.”...

Here are some observations from the next-to-last exhibition game:

- Svechnikov’s camp: Having missed all of last season (knee surgery), Svechnikov isn’t going to make the opening night roster. There’s simply too much rust to knock off and get acclimated to playing hockey again.

But Svechnikov has had a promising camp. Friday’s goal was his second of the preseason, and he’s been an agitating presence who hasn’t been afraid to engage physically.

With a goal, an assist, a plus-2 rating, and two hits in 17:27, Svechnikov was arguably the Wings’ best forward.

“He’s played better as he’s gotten a little more comfortable with it (the knee),” Blashill said. “We weren’t good at all tonight but he was one of our best forwards. He cares a lot and wants to be a good player.”

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Watch the game highlights and post-game interviews below.

Evgeny Svechnikov, Givani Smith and Jeff Blashill.

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