I’ve been complaining through the last few games that the Wings just haven’t been getting enough bounces to go their way. I was pretty shocked at how little luck they’d had.
Tonight, they got some of those bounces I’d been complaining about but it still wasn’t enough, Anaheim got a few of their own and that was all they needed.
The good news is that Detroit played a complete game tonight. For the first time in three games, the loss wasn’t for lack of trying.
That doesn’t change the final score, but it might say something about things to come. Mickey Redmond talks about how teams in the final games of a winning streak will win games they “should” lose, with the reverse also true.
Tonight’s game looked a bit like that to me. Maybe not a game the Red Wings “should” have won but definitely one they could have.