from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
"They do a good job of being on top of you. They play tight, they get the puck out of their zone quickly and forecheck well," forward Luke Glendening said. "When you try to get the puck out, they'll hound you and their defense is on top of you.
"We were OK in the first and played pretty well getting pucks behind them. They kind of took over the game after that."
Jakub Vrana scored a highlight-reel goal and goaltender Jonathan Bernier made 29 saves for the Wings.
Brady Skjei and Warren Foegele had those second-period Hurricanes goals, and goalie James Reimer stopped 16 shots.
"The first period we moved the puck quick and moved it well, and had poise and wanted the puck," coach Jeff Blashill said. "We were certainly a good hockey team. We ground ourselves out in the second and it carried forward to the third. We didn't play fast and we went backward with it (the puck).
"The whole thing comes down to our puck play."
from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
The Detroit Red Wings’ offensive issues are bigger than any one player can solve.
But Jakub Vrana is doing his best.
Vrana scored his sixth goal in seven games with Detroit Thursday, a highlight reel play that turned out to be about the only highlight for the Red Wings in a 3-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena....
It was Vrana’s 17th of the season, including his 11 with the Washington Capitals before the April 12 trade for Anthony Mantha.
“There’s no doubt about it, he can score,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “What we’ll keep working on with him is just making sure he becomes that complete player that can score on a winning hockey team, but he’s got a real ability to score.”
Below watch comments from Luke Glendening and Jeff Blashill plus the game highlights.