from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
Michael Rasmussen’s first NHL fight provided a bit of a spark during a strong second period, but it didn’t give his team enough push to complete the comeback in a 4-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators at Little Caesars Arena.
The key moment happened when four Red Wings forming a box around Jimmy Howard when they should have boxed out Mark Stone.
Stone snuck in, spotted a loose puck under Howard and swept it into the net at 7:08 of the third period to snap a 2-2 tie.
“That’s a tough one,” Dylan Larkin said. “Little bit of a broken play. We think Howie has it and Stone doesn’t give up on the play, so they get the goal.”
Said Niklas Kronwall: “I got to do a better job there of boxing out. I think everyone thought he had it, but obviously he didn’t. If we just do our job and box out, that doesn’t happen.”
Below, watch the game highlights, Detroit players after the game and Blashill's press conference.