Red Wings - Bruins Postgame Thoughts

After several of the Red Wings' losses this season I've had a hard time explaining what went wrong. Tonight feels like another one of those nights.

Can it really be as simple as Detroit not playing hard enough? I find that hard to believe but it seems to be the case.

The Wings defense has been a step behind, their goaltending has been a little slow, and their shots are just a little off.

For those counting, that's more than one thing.

So, yeah, in general the Wings have a lot to work on. They're still winning games so I'm not going to flip out just yet, I'm just surprised that this kind of play has continued to the quarter point of the season.

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Late start to the gameday thread as I've been out of the house.

Manny Fernandez gets the start for Boston and stones Dan Cleary less than a minute in.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/29/2008 at 7:10 PM

 

Wings buzzing early.

Mostly unrelated... I love Boston's third jerseys.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/29/2008 at 7:13 PM

 

Power play looked bad until about 10 seconds left. Odd considering how good they looked 5-on-5.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/29/2008 at 7:17 PM

 

Horrible D on the first Boston goal. Lilja got stepped around and whoever the other defender was failed to cut off the pass.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/29/2008 at 7:27 PM

 

Conklin saw that. Tipped? I dunno how he didn't get it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/29/2008 at 7:37 PM

 

I'm glad these Eastern Conference teams don't give us any trouble....

This is stupid.

Posted by drwmike33 on 11/29/2008 at 7:38 PM

 

Glorious chance by Franzen and it's off the post. Ugh.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/29/2008 at 8:03 PM

 

I was sure this game was on tomorrow, missed the first period. Not looking good.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/29/2008 at 8:06 PM

 

Jesus, 3 - 0 Bruins.

And they're bringing in Osgood.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/29/2008 at 8:13 PM

 

What a f*cking giveaway. Awful by Kronwall. And Conklin was slow to react as well.

In comes Osgood.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/29/2008 at 8:13 PM

 

Power play goal. Still alive and Franzen is on fire.

Edit: Not tipped by Franzen. Hudler is on fire though.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/29/2008 at 8:29 PM

 

Franzen again.

Hossa, Hudler, Kopecky & him have basically been the team lately.

At least there's no shutout. C'mon, two more!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/29/2008 at 8:30 PM

 

Osgood gets scored on. =/

That was weird.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/29/2008 at 9:02 PM

 

This game is obviously over.

I love how Ken Daniels keeps saying 'Boston Garden.' <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/29/2008 at 9:23 PM

 

I was hoping that the last game I get to see for this season would be a win, especially since they were playing the Bruins. Oh well! We are out of here on Monday and headed out into the wild blue yonder. I will check the site as often as I have access and will do everything I can to keep up with the team while we are away. I'll miss you guys! Stay safe.

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/29/2008 at 10:03 PM

 

Wings buzzing early.Mostly unrelated... I love Boston's third jerseys.


I despise the Bruins...but that is a nice sweater...I want the yellow Pooh Bear sweaters back...It was so easy to them in those.

Posted by Stormo on 11/29/2008 at 10:42 PM

 

So, yeah, in general the Wings have a lot to work on. They're still winning games so I'm not going to flip out just yet, I'm just surprised that this kind of play has continued to the quarter point of the season.


I agree, wings aren't playing well right now but they've been winning still so I guess thats a good sign. Most of these teams doing well now will slow down later. Its not even half way point right now. Wings just look like they've been behind. I think its because they haven't got on a roll at home. In other words, they haven't had a string of games at home. They have the best road record you have to remember, so with december being a good stretch of home games I think they'll get on a role. Oh and others will be returning to the lineup. No panic yet!

Posted by RideTheRedWave on 11/30/2008 at 7:38 AM

 
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