Detroit Red Wings Come Up Just Short In OT Loss to NYR

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The Detroit Red Wings put up an effort and gain a point, but see their loss streak extended to 4 games, as they’re taken down in overtime 3-2 by the New York Rangers.

The Red Wings came out slow out of the gate again, but managed to pick it up as the game got further in. They finally got themselves on the board first, off of Drew Miller’s first of the season. Off of a Rangers turnover, Miller flew into the zone with puck with Jordin Tootoo on a 2-on-1, and opted to shoot instead of pass. He beat Cam Talbot just through his arm at 17:12 for their first lead of the game. Shots at the end of the period were 16-13 in favor of Detroit.

The Rangers came out in the second period with a vengeance, more than doubling their shot totals through the next 20 minutes. They tied the game at 17:20 on a bad interference penalty by Kyle Quincey. Jimmy Howard made a good up-front save initially, but got knocked back into the net as Brian Lashoff came in to try and cut off the Rangers’ shooters. The puck ended up loose and rebounded to Benoit Pouliot who put it up high over Howard for their first of the game to make it 1-1. The tie was short lived though, as the Red Wings regained the lead on a power play of their own. At 19:49, Daniel Alfredsson slowly crept backwards into the slot as Pavel Datsyuk handled the puck along the boards. Datsyuk read the play, threw a pass to Alfredsson in the slot, who one-timed one of his bomb-shots on net and in to regain the 2-1 lead. Rangers lead in shots after two by 29-24.

Going further and further into the game, the Wings looked like they were wearing out quickly, both mentally and physically. The Rangers managed to tie the game early, as at 2:18, Howard made a quick save up close, and got back to his feet but couldn’t get fully back in position before Mats Zuccarello let off a wrister on the rebound that beat Howard 5-hole to tie it 2-2. The Red Wings would fail to connect on a 3rd goal in the period, forcing the game to overtime, the Rangers leading regulation shots 37-34.

A bad defensive breakdown late in the OT period allowed a breakaway for Derick Brassard, who put the puck on Howard down low. He got a piece of it, but it ultimately beat him 5-hole for the Rangers to take the game 3-2 with just 13 seconds left. Final shot totals were 40-34 in favor of the Rangers.

The Red Wings get a long 3 days off to regroup and come back in action late Wednesday night on a Western Canadian road trip against the Vancouver Canucks. See you all then.

-Nathan Webb


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  1. Eventually the East teams will snap out of it however will the Red Wings? There same issues this yr is what they had last yr with lack of defense, no pp or pk…the team is missimg something or some things..I wish instead of that 7 mil on Alfie they would of revamped that defense…Howard is a great goalie but man seeing what 28-30 shots every game is a lot to ask night after night

  2. Having trouble scoring goals. Weiss has been awful so far, and the defense has been pretty brutal too. Quincey should be playing in the ECHL, he’s so bad.

  3. they allowed a team with 2 wins on the season, with a depleted roster, to get 40 shots. I wasn’t aware of any effort whatsoever. The team is bad offensively and bad defensively. If it wasn’t for Howard, this would have been another 5-1 or 6-1 game.

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