Red Wings – Coyotes Postgame Notes

Chris Osgood is gonna take a lot of blame for this loss – and he should, to a certain extent – but the Phoenix empty-net goal pisses me off so I put the blame for killing Detroit’s chance at tying things up on Niklas Kronwall.

Your team started slow (again) and had to battle back to get within one. You’ve got the extra attacker and you lucked into a timeout when the Coyotes had to take one after an icing. You’ve got possession at your own blue line and what do you do? Flub a cross-ice pass, giving away the puck for an easy shot into the empty net.

That’s not lack of skill. It’s not a bad break. It’s a stupid mistake.

It’s also indicative of what’s been wrong with the Red Wings even while they’ve been winning. The talent is there, obviously; they just find ways to screw things up.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996 with no idea what it would lead to. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development.

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