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Ville Husso Issues And The Poor Play By The Wings

04/11/2023 at 12:25am EDT

from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,

He has been one of the team’s top performers this season, and yet gave up three goals on five shots in Monday’s 6-1 loss to the Dallas Stars. Magnus Hellberg finished the game. Coach Derek Lalonde pointed out the Red Wings statistics showed Dallas with only two scoring chances in the first period and yet Dallas had three goals against Husso. It was not all goaltending. The Red Wings overall play was off.

But Husso has given up 14 goals in the last 69 shots he has faced. That’s a .782 save percentage.

The obvious question is whether the injury is flaring up.

“I think there’s a little alluding that this is injury-based,” Detroit coach Derek Lalonde said. “I’d be careful of that. He’s healthy. We would never put him in a situation. His game is just not sharp. We’ve seen him when he looks sharp. And unfortunately, it’s just this last week, it was a tough go for him.”

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from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

"Pretty much right from the beginning," said forward Andrew Copp, of where this game turned.

"I would say from top to bottom every guy had a game maybe they'd want back or would want to change some things. It seemed we've been preparing well for games, come out and been ready to play, but tonight was not one of those nights.

"We weren't ready to play from the get-go and it showed."

As the score would indicate, the Stars dominated. Dallas (45-21-14) looked like a team preparing for the playoffs next week, looking to earn home-ice advantage, and the Wings (35-35-10), well, there's two road games and three days left in their season.

"One of those games," coach Derek Lalonde said. "One of those games where it didn't go for us. We come out of the first period, we only had them registered for two (offensive) chances and they score three goals. On the registered seventh chance, they have six goals. It's not soely on our goalies. An easy breakdown on goal number three against.

"That team is too good and too healthy and primed for a playoff run to give them anything easy. Unfortunately, we did."

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