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Detroit Red Wings Lose Home-Ice Advantage, Fall 3-0 in Game 3

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The Detroit Red Wings drop Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals to the Boston Bruins 3-0, dropping to 1-2 in the series.

The first period was probably the worst period that the Red Wings have played all season. Boston would get on the board first on a power play off a penalty to Joakim Andersson for too many men on the ice, even though he never touched the puck. Dougie Hamilton brought the puck into the Detroit zone with speed up the wing, and let a shot on Jimmy Howard that beat him cleanly on the short side, a shot that he most likely should have had, to make it 1-0 Boston at 9:00. They’d strike again in the latter half of the period, when Detroit basically shot themselves in the foot. On a terribly-timed 5-man line change, the Bruins carried the puck into the zone alone on Howard. He stopped the initial shot, but the late man, Jordan Caron, whistled the rebound over Howard for the 2-0 lead at 15:48. Shots through one period were an abysmal 11-4 in favor of Boston.

The Red Wings finally picked up their game slightly going into the second period, and managed to kill off a few crucial penalties, but didn’t muster any offense and went into the third still trailing 2-0. Try as they might, they would fail to get anything past Tuukka Rask, and would have the dagger goal happen in the closing moments of the period. With Howard on the bench, Detroit put on pressure with the 6-on-5, but would lose possession along the left wing to Patrice Bergeron. He simply flung the puck down the ice and into the empty Red Wing net for the final 3-0 score at 18:01. Final shot totals were 34-23 in favor of Boston.

They need to pick up their game, and quickly. Get back to playing the style that won them the 1-0 shutout in game one. Get behind the defense, make THEM chase, and don’t shoot yourselves in the foot on line changes and bad penalties. Game 4 will be Thursday night back at the Joe before heading out to Boston again. See you then, Nation.

-Nathan Webb

About Nathan Webb

Work by day, hockey by night. I write purely from a fan's perspective. I've been an avid Wings fan for as long as I can remember, and win or lose, praise or critique, I always support my team. Stevie Y will always be the best, and the Avs will always be the strongest of rivals.

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45 Comments

  1. Christopher Dodd

    April 22, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    They’re done like dinner.

  2. Michael Lewis

    April 22, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    They need to focus on their D in the offseason

  3. Jake Cullinan

    April 22, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    We had quality chances late just couldn’t bury one. Keep playing like we did the final 30 minutes and we’ll ring the bell a time or two in game 4.

  4. Jim Pethalsky

    April 22, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Zetterberg wouldn’t have made a difference tonight, nor any game remaining… let the guy heal up

  5. Teena McKenney Haskin

    April 22, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    I won’t give up. Never. This game is over. Let’s focus on the next.

  6. Jonathan Patrick

    April 22, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Horrible. Couldn’t watch but obviously would of hurt me. We need to play no work. Come on boys play like you play don’t work

  7. Mitchell Myers

    April 22, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    and you sir, like to misspell the easiest words to spell, ever.

  8. Corey J Hersey

    April 22, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    God the red wings are GARBAGE

  9. Corey J Hersey

    April 22, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Or as the Italians might say, “GARBAGIO”!!

  10. Jonathan Patrick

    April 22, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Although man hood at stake….. They beat us last year

  11. Paul Sweet

    April 22, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    You said it. If you can’t get the puck to the net you have no chance. One of the saddest Joe Playoff games I’ve ever seen…..not really but I bleed RED WINGS red….

  12. Brandon Bolsby

    April 22, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Hockey sucks

  13. Jonathan Patrick

    April 22, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Hersey…. 23 years don’t lie

  14. Corey J Hersey

    April 22, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Typical Detroit fans. Illiterate herbs

  15. Jonathan Patrick

    April 22, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Bolsby how do you get this post then…. Btw you look like a pedophile Redwings hockey rules

  16. Corey J Hersey

    April 22, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Patricia. GARBAGE.

  17. Keith Andrew Lunn

    April 22, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Maybe the Wings should have used Phil Coke on d. He sure isn’t worth anything in the bullpen!

  18. Brian Thomas

    April 22, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Marchand is a pansy he lays on the ice like his leg is broken and hes out on the ice next shift reminds me of that piece of crap claude the fraud lemieux

  19. Steve Leid

    April 22, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    The red wings are the most inconsistent team in hockey. Boston is not that good for an overall #1 seed the red wings showed no interest in winning tonight and had no desire to win! I feel like the wings don’t even want to be in the playoffs nor do they want to win the cup! All these boyscouts care about is a big paycheck.

  20. Corey J Hersey

    April 22, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Brian is BUTTHURT.

  21. Paul Labrosse

    April 22, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    what is a goal?

  22. Carrie Zollner

    April 22, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    They just can’t wait to hit the golf course.

  23. Cory Cassis

    April 22, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    We need Bert! And Tootoo. And Probert.

  24. Larry McClish

    April 22, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    No Zetterberg + good Boston D = no goals. Thursday’s game is huge for the Wings, no question. Horrible line change that resulted in Boston’s 2nd goal was embarrassing.

  25. Matt Henderson

    April 22, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Line changes killed us, first a bad penalty call, then a terrible line change, especially by Kronwall

  26. Brian JE Pinnegar

    April 22, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    aww come on Wings. :(

  27. Jane Hudson

    April 22, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Horrible, excruciating game to watch.

  28. Kelly Genson

    April 22, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    :P

  29. George Wardle

    April 22, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Basically, why show up to play if ya don’t wanna compete…A total waste of time this game was..Not into it mentally and they will never be into it physically…

  30. George Wardle

    April 22, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Um, the Bruins went into a protective shell. or it could have been much worse.

  31. George Wardle

    April 22, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Could be a suspension coming up . It was just as bad as Cookes hit albeit without no injury. But the intent was there.

  32. George Wardle

    April 22, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    agreed and the next game will tell the tale…I don’t mind losing , but when you don’t show up ,,, well that is not even close to a game of hockey….Go RW….show up next game…

  33. Brian Thomas

    April 22, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Please not even close

  34. Jake Goodwin

    April 22, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    pathetic

  35. Rick Griffith

    April 22, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Stick a fork in em’…..

  36. Merri Schmelz

    April 22, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    GO RED WING

  37. Adam Bentley

    April 22, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    We didnt play them in the playoffs last year…

  38. Cathy Sawyer

    April 22, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Wonder what planet they were playing on…

  39. Adam Bentley

    April 22, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    We were thinking offense, not D causing odd man rushes

  40. Adam Bentley

    April 22, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Leg out to start hit

  41. Adam Bentley

    April 22, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Leg moved in, and marchand ran into his leg.

  42. Adam Bentley

    April 22, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Chris did you have a late dinner?

  43. Brian Thomas

    April 22, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    If they suspend him him after lucic castrated dekeyser and didnt get anything then the nhl is a joke

  44. Dave Karto

    April 23, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Keep Hank away from the Bruins. Lucic loves to injure guys and Hank’s back will be a huge target.

  45. Anthony Pernicano

    April 23, 2014 at 2:13 am

    Come on wings… this is gonna be the toughest playoff run youve had in awhile.. stay strong wings

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