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.
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.