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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Red Wings lose 5-3 to the Hurricanes for their first loss of the season

After an impressive game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night, the Detroit Red Wings started off very slow for the second time this season against the Carolina Hurricanes. Jimmy Howard was able to keep the score to 1-0, as the Red Wings played lazy and uninspiring hockey in the first period. They were out-shot 13-5.

The second period started off much the same way, as Carolina was able to score 2 quick goals from Justin Faulk and Eric Staal (the first of his career against Detroit). These goals seemed to finally wake the Red Wings up, as they stormed back with 2 goals of their own.

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Gustav Nyquist took a beautiful breakout pass from Henrik Zetterberg and was able snap a wrister past Cam Ward on a 2-on-1.

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The Wings’ second goal showed off Riley Sheahan’s soft hands in front of the goal, as he buried his first of the season on a rebound. This cut the Red Wings’ deficit to 3-2 heading into the 3rd period.

The 3rd period saw the Red Wings lose all their momentum from the second, as the Hurricanes managed to net another 2 goals to put them up 5-2. Teemu Pulkkinen would add a goal later in the period, but that was all the Wings could muster.

Detroit has played some good hockey up until this point, but they face their most daunting challenge tonight when they go up against Carey Price and the 5-0 Montreal Canadiens. If they play the way they did last night against the Hurricanes, they will not stand a chance. They had a ton of sloppy coverage in their own zone and they did not generate enough shots or scoring chances. In fact, they are heading into tonight’s game averaging the fewest shots in the NHL!

Hopefully we will see the return of Danny DeKeyser tonight against the Habs, as well as a much more motivated Red Wings team. The Wings have had a hard time beating them as of late, and it would be nice to go into their building and steal a win! Let’s Go Red Wings!

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Derek Carnevale
I am a Canadian who has lived across the river from Detroit all my life and consider it to be my second home. I have always been a Detroit sports fan but the Red Wings have always taken precedence over the others.

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