Well, that was pretty much what was expected, just with a better outcome.
The Red Wings played a sloppy, uninspired game against a Panthers team that’s just not very good and barely earned the win.
Detroit was sloppy in their own zone and lazy on offense. They had a horrible time clearing the puck past their own blue line. Aside from the goals, they didn’t generate a whole lot of scoring chances.
Thankfully, they came up big when they had to.
Todd Bertuzzi with two goals. I thought he was going to get one last night and he was just as good tonight.
That last-minute chance shouldn’t have happened and was a sign of the Wings’ struggles keeping the Panthers out of the Detroit end.
I do think the Wings can rebound from this, they’re just signs of a tired team.