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.

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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