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Postgame: Red Wings @ Flames - 3/13

It's late, so this is going to be quick.

I called it a clusterfuck after the first goal and it never stopped. Five goals that were each the result of a complete and utter defensive breakdown and lack of goaltending. And I don't want to throw Jonas Gustavsson under the bus here, but he's gotta stop one of those. It wouldn't have mattered for the outcome but he didn't make a single save when he was called upon to, until the penalty shot after everything was wrapped up.

Very much disagree with this. That Brendan Smith had a bad game on defense (and he did) does not mean that Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar shouldn't be getting chances with the top six forwards. Or, for that matter, that Petr Mrazek shouldn't be getting another look. Dump everyone and call up the entire Griffins team? Of course not. There is no reason, though, for Nyquist to be on the third line when Justin Abdelkader is skating with Pavel Datsyuk. If the Wings are going to lose games like this, I'd rather it be from rookie mistakes on the top lines than lack of talent there.

I rarely say you should forget about a game because you lose the chance to learn from it. This one was so bad, I agree that it's best to just forget it and move on.

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Was on the phone playing tech support for a bit so didn't have time for pre-game notes. Filppula and Lashoff in, Tootoo and White out, Gustavsson starts.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/13/2013 at 9:47 PM

 

Been dogging Abdelkader but that was a great screen on the Kronwall goal. Hell of a shot, too.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/13/2013 at 9:52 PM

 

What a clusterf*ck on the Flames goal. And Hudler totally dove to draw the penalty that led to it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/13/2013 at 9:57 PM

 

Looking like it's gonna be one of those games...

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/13/2013 at 10:05 PM

 

Shots 15-6, goals 1-2. Something to be said about bad breaks but that's a bit ugly.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/13/2013 at 10:23 PM

 

Looking like it's gonna be one of those games...


Of course it has to be on a late night, too <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wacko.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wacko:" border="0" alt="wacko.png" />Did they ever say why Tootoo was scratched? I am still surprised he was the chosen one instead of a few other players.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 3/13/2013 at 10:41 PM

 

And Filppula comes back to score the Wings' first road power play goal of the season!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/13/2013 at 11:07 PM

 

Did they ever say why Tootoo was scratched? I am still surprised he was the chosen one instead of a few other players.


Healthy scratch. I'm not surprised, Wings wanted scoring in the form of Nyquist, have enough grit.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/13/2013 at 11:10 PM

 
That's what the Wings have been doing wrong on offense. They haven't been convincing four opposition players to wander off somewhere else.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/13/2013 at 11:40 PM

 
Jonas Gustavsson

Jonas Gustavsson
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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