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Red Wings - Canucks Postgame Notes

I said in the second period that the Red Wings were getting killed by their mistakes. It was a trend on the night and a key factor in the loss. They gave away the puck, failed to clear their zone, and blew their defensive coverage. The power play was weak and the PK wasn't fantastic. Despite scoring four goals, they probably didn't deserve to win this one, so it shouldn't be a surprise that they didn't.

The biggest thing to me, though (and I feel like I'm going to get killed for saying this), was that Jimmy Howard didn't make a "big" stop when it was needed.

Go back to when it was tied at four and Vancouver was on the power play. Drew Miller makes a great pass to Darren Helm on a two-on-one and Roberto Luongo makes the initial stop on Helm, then a save on the rebound chance. Two stops when his team needed them, when he had to cover for their mistakes.

Howard didn't have a moment like that. In the second period when Manny Malhotra broke in all alone shorthanded after a rare giveaway by Pavel Datsyuk, Malhotra scored to put the Canucks up 4-3. Howard didn't come up with the save.

I'm not putting this all on Howard, I listed off plenty of things the team did wrong to make this loss happen, but I do think the lack of the big save was the difference tonight. It shouldn't have to be, that's where the rest of the team comes in. You don't always need a stop like that from your goalie but tonight Luongo provided that and Howard didn't.

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Vancouver's first power play better than Detroit's. Not much of a surprise, unfortunately.

Edit: Zero shots on it? Didn't look that way to me.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/6/2010 at 10:27 PM

 

f*cking lazy, no one on Sedin and no one going after the puck behind the net. Everyone standing around.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/6/2010 at 10:44 PM

 

I won't be surprised if this comes back but I think it's a good goal.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/6/2010 at 11:07 PM

 

Way to jump up there, Kronner!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/6/2010 at 11:11 PM

 

That should have been cleared. Wings getting killed by their mistakes.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/6/2010 at 11:13 PM

 

Not much of a fight.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/6/2010 at 11:21 PM

 

A Pavs giveaway while Lidstrom had jumped up and out of position. What are the chances?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/6/2010 at 11:38 PM

 

This game is a little bit of a rollercoaster.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/6/2010 at 11:40 PM

 

Wow. Tied it back up.

And what the f*ck is Luongo bitching about? He complained about the last goal, too, even though he was looking the wrong way.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/6/2010 at 11:40 PM

 

Holy sh*t, Kronner. That's two.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/7/2010 at 12:02 AM

 

Ken mentions the Wings changing right then but I don't like the rebound and I don't like the coverage. Like Mickey says. Goddammit.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/7/2010 at 12:06 AM

 

Great pass by Miller and great stop by Luongo.

Why can't our goalie steal one tonight?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/7/2010 at 12:14 AM

 

Another broken-ass play, but another one where Jimmy didn't control the rebound.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/7/2010 at 12:20 AM

 

Lidstrom is -3 tonight. That says alot.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 11/7/2010 at 12:25 AM

 

Lidstrom is -3 tonight. That says alot.


Agreed. As Mickey said, not often the Wings give up 23 shots in a period. What a way for a game to unravel although I liked Kronner netting two of the four goals!

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/7/2010 at 12:38 AM

 

The biggest thing to me, though (and I feel like I'm going to get killed for saying this), was that Jimmy Howard didn't make a "big" stop when it was needed.


I echo your thoughts as that is usually his biggest downfall. Those are the saves where he has to come up big. We all know that key saves can be just as big as a fight to get your team going or the difference between getting two and getting nothing in terms of points.That third line needs to get going as well.

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/7/2010 at 7:15 PM

 
Jimmy Howard

Jimmy Howard
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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