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What Did The Wings Work On At Practice Today?

02/28/2019 at 2:03pm EST

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

A break in the schedule offered the Detroit Red Wings what they needed: a punishing practice.

Still smarting from their embarrassing performance against Montreal, the Wings went through roughly an hour-long practice Thursday. Their next game is Saturday at Arizona, a chance to halt what’s grown to a six-game winless streak after Tuesday’s 8-1 loss.

“I like to use the word urgency over desperation, but whatever word you want to use, I didn’t think it was high enough,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “I just think some of the simple principles of good hockey — stopping on people, stopping on pucks, winning puck battles, winning puck races, not letting people beat you back to the net. That was the basic principles of everything we did today.”

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added 2:20pm, Below, watch Abdelkader and Howard after today's practice.

added 2:22pm, Blashill below too.

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