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Wrapping Up An Overtime Win

03/02/2022 at 7:21am EST

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

So Saturday you had a deluge of goals, little defense, and shoddy goaltending, all from both teams.

And fans loved the craziness, all the goals.

Tuesday, the Red Wings played more of a real hockey game, much less fireworks and big plays, but the result was likely fine with Wings' fans — a 4-3 overtime victory over the Eastern Conference leading Carolina Hurricanes.

Lucas Raymond batted in a loose puck into the net on the power play, Raymond's 16th goal, with eight seconds left in overtime, rallying the Red Wings to the victory.

The overall defense the Wings were missing in the 10-7 loss against Toronto, it showed up against the Hurricanes. The competitiveness was there, and the Wings arguably were the better team more of the evening.

"It was much-needed (the victory)," coach Jeff Blashill said. "Certainly it tells us something (about the team's character), we needed to get our confidence back and the only way to get it back is by going out against a real good team and winning, and we did that. It wasn't an easy game to win but we found a way to win a tight game, which was important."

After an ugly game defensively a few nights earlier, the Wings were much more structured and tight against Carolina.

"We defended pretty well," Blashill said. "We competed extremely hard. They're a good team for a reason, they have a good record, but our compete level was really good. We created against a good defensive team and we defended pretty well."


Below are the regulation highlights and the full overtime.



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