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Videos- Wrapping Up A Win In Tampa

12/07/2022 at 7:47am EST

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

"Good feeling," said Lalonde of the victory. "I just liked the we played. We were on our heels in the third (period), but we put ourselves in that position with two real good periods. It looked like a lot of our games of late, we didn't give up a ton.

"And Ville was the difference in the third."

Tampa pushed with the game on the line, but Husso made several key stops and saved his best work for the final 20 minutes. Tampa twice cut the Wings' lead to one goal by pulling Andrei Vasilevskiy for an extra attacker and scoring both its goals that way.

Husso turned in what is becoming a typical performance, with 44 saves including 28 with Tampa pressing in the third period.

"You know what's going on but at that point I wasn't thinking about shutout or anything, just get the win," Husso said. "They have high skill, high end players. They got two goals tonight, which you have a chance to win the game."


Below find extended highlights and post game talk with Husso, Rasmussen and Lalonde.


from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

The Wings had Joe Veleno's lineup with Berggren and Austin Czarnik on the ice when Vasilevskiy skated to the bench.

"I would do it all over again," Lalonde said. "That line was good. And it just helps us when we roll all four lines, with the rhythm of our team.

"I just liked the way we played. We were on our heels in the third, it goes to show you what they can be like with urgency with that push in the third, but we put ourselves in that position with two really good periods. As tough as it was, the ice was tilted in the third, I still thought we managed it well enough. It was a good win for us."

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from Max Bultman of The Athletic,

Here are six observations from the game, and on where the Red Wings stand through 25 games.

1. Detroit’s game through two periods — and especially in the second period — was about as good as you can hope for against a team as talented as the Lightning. They totaled just 16 shots on goal through two periods.

Tampa Bay found its way to a couple of chances regardless, but the Red Wings did a lot to limit what the Lightning were able to generate in transition....

2. Of course, the Lightning were never going to go quietly, and they put an astounding 30 shots on Husso in the third period alone.

But as he’s done so often this year, the Red Wings’ 27-year-old netminder rose to the task and denied 28 of them — with the only two he allowed coming while the Lightning had an extra skater with a pulled goalie....

3. As much as the Red Wings have preached process all year, actually getting the result over an elite team such as the Lightning is a big deal for this team. They played well against Toronto last week but lost in regulation after the Maple Leafs’ elite talent made the most of their chances. They were OK against Vegas, too, but ended up with a 4-1 loss....

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Great game yesterday. I was impressed with Czarnik. His forecheck/effort on the 2nd goals was exceptional. He forced a turnover/kept the puck down low twice, had a shot on that shift.


Given the angst Blash gave Wings fans when pulling the goalie with 3 mins left in a game, I would have loved to see some reactions last night when Tampa pulled their goalie with 5 minutes left.  It's easier for them, since they have a roster who can actually control play.  Gave us a bit of a scare for a few minutes; that blind goal was a true game winner.

Really nice to beat the Lightning, and to see us actually score a couple on Vas.

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