from Bob Duff of Detroit Hockey Now,
A 2-0 loss to the Washington Capitals at Little Caesars Arena was marking the third successive NHL preseason game for the Red Wings in which their goals for total diminshed. However, the talk of defensive systems on the Detroit bench and the display of defensive acumen on the ice was music to Lalonde’s ears and a sight to behold for his eyes.
“I kind of liked some of the things we did today,” Lalonde said. “We held them to one goal (and an empty net tally). We didn’t give up a lot of chances.
“Even the other night, despite giving up only three goals (and an empty netter in a 4-2 loss to Chicago), you saw many odd-mans, a two-on-0 from the blue line in.”...
“I think they’re starting to appreciate some things in our game, being above puck play, gapping,” Lalonde said. “I think there’s some positives. Would we have liked to create some offense tonight? Yes.
“The reality of camp, certain lineups, where you are in the camp, you’re going to have nights like that. They made probably one play more than us.”
via Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
Husso, in his Wings' preseason debut, stopped all 15 shots he faced before giving way halfway through to Brattstrom.
"It was nice to get out there and play an actual game," Husso said. "It's always a little different than practice or a scrimmage, so it was nice. We played great. Just the one goal 5-on-5, but for me as a goalie, you want to get out there and get the timing back and feel of the puck. It was nice to get out there.
"It's always nice to have those guys (a strong Washington lineup) playing against them. That's how it'll be during the season."
Below, watch Husso and Lalonde post gaem.
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