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When's The Last Time You Said Shoot The Puck?

03/05/2022 at 1:28pm EST

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

If a hockey team doesn't shoot the puck, it obviously limits its chances of winning a game.

Because, well, the puck never reaches the net in the first place to even have a chance of getting past the opposing goaltender.

Pretty basic stuff. But so, so true.

The Red Wings lost 3-1 Friday in Tampa and one key reason was simply the fact the Lightning were much more active in getting pucks on net.

The Wings were-out-shot 38-23, and appeared too often wanting to make that one extra pass, maybe attempting to be too unselfish, and it resulted in no shots. No pucks on net. No ways to score, in a game against an elite team, in which goals were important.

“We played a good hockey game,” forward Dylan Larkin said. “We started really well, had some chances, a lot of two-on-ones. We have to be a little more selfish and shoot the puck."


Don't forget, 6pm ET puck drop tonight on ESPN+/Hulu.

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