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Wings Need More Shots On Net

03/14/2021 at 9:23pm EDT

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

...the Hurricanes did a lot of things well, especially shutting down the Wings, who didn't help themselves by simply not shooting the puck on several scoring occasions.

"For the first part of the game we checked pretty well, we didn't give up a whole bunch of chances, our defensive zone coverage was better," coach Jeff Blashill said. "We competed hard. We were sloppy, though, with the puck. Then, we didn't have a close enough shooting mentality.

"We talked even yesterday about when you get into the scoring areas, you have to shoot the puck. We passed up shooting opportunities to shoot the puck and as a result, we didn't create chaos (around the net)."...

The Wings (8-17-4) lost their fifth game in the last six (1-4-1), with Nedeljkovic stopping 25 shots for the victory.

"We played hard, that's a good team over there," forward Dylan Larkin said. "It was an emotional game. It was very much like a playoff game. Close checking. I liked how we hung in there with one of the best teams in our division.

"We just have to score. We had some chances, but our line, with Fabs (Robby Fabbri) and Mo (Mantha), we had chances, we just have to score."


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