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Wings Played A Better All Around Game But Still Lose To The Kings

10/08/2018 at 3:44am EDT

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

They outshot Los Angeles 38-25, received two power-play goals from Anthony Mantha and Dylan Larkin, and mainly outplayed the Kings.

The Wings did a much better job of getting the puck to the net, had scoring chances, and didn’t back down against the physical Kings.

But there will be no points earned for the standings.

Here were some other takeaways from the loss on the West Coast:...

Bad bounce: Tough night for Andreas Athanasiou. He had a breakaway late in the second period with the game tied 1-1 but watched as the puck bounced into the corner.

The Kings took a 2-1 on LaDue’s goal shortly after.

Fighting spirit: Nick Jensen was a healthy scratch in the home opener, losing his spot in the lineup after a less than stellar preseason.

Jensen returned to the lineup Sunday, as coach Jeff Blashill sat young defenseman Joe Hicketts.

Jensen mostly played like a guy who doesn’t want to sit again.

He was aggressive at both ends of the rink, jumped into the play, and got into a fight sticking up for a teammate.

Yes, Nick Jensen. It was only his second NHL fight, but Jensen jumped in to challenge bigger Jake Muzzin in the second period after Muzzin hit Tyler Bertuzzi hard in the corner.

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Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports Trevor Daley is out for tonight's game against the Ducks.

Game highlights and post-game interviews are below.

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