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Postgame: Red Wings @ Devils - 3/4

Well, that was heartbreaking but not entirely unexpected.

Detroit spent the entire third period running around looking lost, aside from the power play on which they scored their third goal. It was like after Daniel Alfredsson lost his teeth, so did the Red Wings.

Some things were good on the night. Johan Franzen is playing like a man possessed. Todd Bertuzzi looked good. Brendan Smith really did make a smart play to jump up on Detroit's second goal.

Many things weren't good, though, and those stick out. Two goals against due to defensive miscues and another due to the ridiculously bad break of Jonathan Ericsson knocking the puck out of Jimmy Howard's glove. The game-winner was the only goal that wasn't entirely set up by a Detroit failure.

In all, the bad outweighed the good. It was a pretty ugly effort and the Wings probably didn't deserve to win.

And as I mentioned on Twitter, this marks the Red Wings' first-ever regulation loss at Prudential Center.

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Aww damn, that was quick.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/4/2014 at 7:09 PM

 

Brutal miscue by Ericsson, should have been able to poke that away.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/4/2014 at 7:10 PM

 

Good goal but a quick whistle would have been nice there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/4/2014 at 7:11 PM

 

Finally!!!!! Up and running!

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/4/2014 at 8:09 PM

 

Oh Smitty, that was kinda nice. From now on, that's how you jump into the play.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/4/2014 at 8:10 PM

 

There we go!

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/4/2014 at 8:12 PM

 

Oh, yeah, that was some great patience by Abdelkader on the pass.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/4/2014 at 8:14 PM

 

true

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/4/2014 at 8:21 PM

 

What, exactly, was Clowe arguing there. Pretty obvious penalty.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/4/2014 at 8:26 PM

 

Is Quincey hurt?

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/4/2014 at 8:29 PM

 

Oh, but they saw that one.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/4/2014 at 8:31 PM

 

You know they're going to score on this. Of course they are.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/4/2014 at 8:32 PM

 

Wow, refs are certainly getting creative behind that net.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/4/2014 at 8:35 PM

 

Miss the call when Alfie gets high-sticked, aren't the make-up calls supposed to be in Detroit's favor?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/4/2014 at 8:36 PM

 

Helm announced out for the night and the Devils score to tie it at the same time. Coincidence?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/4/2014 at 8:56 PM

 

Two goals that quick whistles would have prevented.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/4/2014 at 8:57 PM

 

And remember why the Devils were on the power play there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/4/2014 at 8:57 PM

 

Crap

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/4/2014 at 8:58 PM

 

What happened to Helm?

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/4/2014 at 8:59 PM

 

The Devils have scored all the goals since Daniel Alfredsson lost a few teeth.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/4/2014 at 9:04 PM

 

Smartassery aside, Wings have looked like they're chasing all through the third period.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/4/2014 at 9:05 PM

 

I just can't imagine playing hockey after having two or more teeth knocked out.....

Posted by OldBroad on 3/4/2014 at 9:08 PM

 

It can be painful sometimes...

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/4/2014 at 9:08 PM

 

And I didn't realize how much I don't like the devils....

Posted by OldBroad on 3/4/2014 at 9:13 PM

 

Relax, Franzen's got this.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/4/2014 at 9:13 PM

 

Mein Gott, I love this version of Franzen. More of this.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/4/2014 at 9:14 PM

 

HA!!!!! Mule!

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/4/2014 at 9:15 PM

 

Giving the goal to Bertuzzi now, who's also playing like he never wants to be scratched again.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/4/2014 at 9:17 PM

 

Sigh.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/4/2014 at 9:30 PM

 

Drat.

Posted by OldBroad on 3/4/2014 at 9:30 PM

 

damnit

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/4/2014 at 9:31 PM

 

Couldn't even gain the zone properly at the end. Ugh. Awful third period.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/4/2014 at 9:32 PM

 
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