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Videos- Wrapping Up An OT Loss In Chicago

10/22/2022 at 8:12am EDT

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Painful," coach Derek Lalonde said. "We got exactly what we deserved in the third (period).

"There is some will within our team, and we'll probably look at that (third) period analytically and it's one of our better periods, (but) the inability to extend our lead an get that fourth goal, and we had a ton of chances, but it's more about keeping our lead.

"I told the guys after the will is there and the want is there, it's just executing and managing your game. We didn't do that in the third period."


from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

"It doesn’t feel good," Dylan Larkin said. "We let our foot off the gas. They came out to play in the third and we didn’t."

Larkin missed part of the first period after getting knocked over from behind. He returned to finish the game and said afterwards that he was "OK," but Lalonde noted Larkin appeared to be bothered by upper-body pain and that he will be re-evaluated Saturday. The Wings next play Sunday at home against the Anaheim Ducks....

"It hurts a lot, especially against them," Kubalik said. "We did a pretty good job half the game, then we stopped doing what we are supposed to do. They got energy from that, got a goal on our power play. It’s a big lesson and we have to learn from it.

"We have to battle through and find a way to get it back on Sunday."


Below, watch the talk after the game.


Kubalik said. "We did a pretty good job half the game, then we stopped doing what we are supposed to do.It wasn't just that they stopped doing what they were "supposed to do." It's that everything they did (making passes, receiving passes, deciding who to pass to, etc.) was executed so poorly.

Honestly, how many shots/passes did they make right into the shin guards of the person in front of them? It was like watching a game from last year.

And, fer cripes sakes, stop trying to "make plays" when you're five feet from your own blue line by passing the puck deeper into the D zone. Get the damn puck out and then go get it back.

Personally, I'd put Raymod back on the top line with Larkin and Kubalik. Let Perron try to make something happen with, and for, Copp. It could be Copp's not completely healed yet, but I haven't seen him do one memorable thing in four games. Maybe Perron could get him going. And maybe he can drag Zadina along with him.


And maybe he can drag Zadina along with him.

I'm willing to give him a little more time but time is running out. It's not like he isn't getting scoring chances, he is but he's not burying them. I like the guy and wish him well. However, if Berggren (sp) is doing well in GR then somewhere around the 20 game mark a change might be in order.


The best news out of this game is that Larkin did not get injured because I was sure he is out for months after that push. Zadina had a good overall game, but the guy cannot score and that was the reason he was drafted. He scores that one on one and the game is over. Larkin was responsible for the second goal imo.

PP still very poor although Bert and Vrana are really missed especially on a PP. We are undefeated in regulation in 4 games out of 4 although the opposition were all non playoff teams probably,



It looked like a conditioning problem, they were just outta gas.

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