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Video- The Talk After A Friday Practice

10/28/2022 at 2:20pm EDT

Derek Lalonde is below. added 2:25pm, Adam Erne is below too.



from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,

When an NHL player experiences a scoring slump, the problem is usually in his head, not his hands. That’s particularly true when he’s a younger player like Lucas Raymond

Raymond, 20, has gone the first seven games without a goal. Last season, Raymond scored four goals in his first six NHL games. However, if you combine the end of last season with the start of this season, Raymond has one goal in his last 21 games.

“Lack of some detail in his game, which is understandable of a young player,” Detroit coach Derek Lalonde explains. “He’s so competitive. Now he’s channeling it incorrectly. He’s pressing now. It’s typical of most players, let alone young players. It’s not going in for hm offensively. I think he believes he needs to help the team with offense. Now it’s looping, now it’s cheating, now it’s not taking care of the wall and now he’s being stuck in his D-zone instead of doing the things he can do in the offensive zone.”



from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

“Our goal is still to defend better, to keep that goals against down to give us a chance,” Lalonde said. “At 2-1 we were there and then obviously the three quick ones, didn’t give ourselves much of a chance. Concerning? Yes. You’ll never be successful giving up 11 in two games. At the same time … there’s some signs in doing the right things throughout last night.”

The Bruins scored three times in a span of 1:39 within the first five minutes of the third to break it open. Two of the goals were on the power play. The Red Wings have allowed four power-play goals the past two games after going 17 for 17 on the penalty kill the first five games.

“We missed some detail on (the PK),” Lalonde said. “Probably ran into a power play clicking. It was the timing of the penalties, too. Our first two kills were really sharp and then you go back-to-back. One, the volume of penalties and two, stacking them on each other, I think it broke.”

Said defenseman Olli Maatta: “I think the Jersey game we got away from our identity. I think we turned over way too many pucks. We played east-west a lot. We didn’t get pucks deep and play that fast-paced hockey. I think last night, their power play was obviously a big key. Our PK, obviously we got to do a better job with that.”



from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

"It's a concern," Lalonde said of the inflated goals allowed. "They're completely different. Maybe seven or eight minutes of the start against New Jersey we were pretty good and maybe a four- or five-minute span when we got to within 4-2. But the rest of the game it was a bad five-on-five team effort.

"(Thursday) was a lot different. Our five-on-five was pretty good, exceptional at times. So, we give up six and five and 11 goals (allowed) and that's way too many. You don't give yourself a chance to win.

"Our goal is to defend better, to keep that goals against down and give us a chance. At 2-1 (Thursday) we were right there, then three quick ones (allowed) and we don't give ourselves much of a chance."

Thursday's loss was disappointing in that the Wings were pleased with the opening two periods and played the type of hockey they need to play to be successful.

"There were signs of doing the right things throughout (the game)," Lalonde said. "You can see a formula of what is successful and you do that the first few minutes against New Jersey and for the most part in the first two periods in Boston. It's just a matter of doing that consistently, managing your game better.

"We've shown signs of being able to compete with the best in the league. It's just having it for an entire game."


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