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Up-to-the minute updates and insights from the Red Wings locker room at home and on the road. By Chuck Pleiness of The Macomb Daily.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Thoughts on Game 20 (5-4 shootout win in Columbus)

-- Brian Rafalski isn't defending well in transition. He's fine in defensive-zone coverage, but forwards get around him too easily on the rush.
-- Tomas Holmstrom is back to playing net-front like a goalie. Thank goodness. He was either the screen or deflection on the first three Red Wing goals.
-- Andreas Lilja had a rough night. He was in the penalty box for Columbus' second and third goals and on the ice for the fourth. In the third period, he was demoted to the third defense pairing along with Brett Lebda. Chris Chelios was bumped up to play with Niklas Kronwall.
-- This was the most shots allowed (40) by the Red Wings this season. The previous high was 30.
-- Goofy benches in Columbus with a gap near one end. Three defensemen sit on a short bench and the fourth sits on the long bench with the forwards.
-- Loved seeing Pavel Datsyuk's enthusiasm when he scored the tying goal late in the third.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an excellent hockey blog. I came across it a few weeks ago and have been checking back on it daily ever since.

--Jim

November 19, 2007 at 1:27 PM 

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