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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.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Thoughts on Game 66 (3-2 loss to San Jose)

-- The odd thing about the goal off the rebound off the netting was obvious if you were at the game. The players relaxed. Players who have seen pucks deflected thousands of times in their careers didn't see the puck, but knew that it wasn't in play. The key was the lack of sound. There was no sound of the puck touching the glass. Odd play. It's not often you see something that you haven't seen before.
-- In their 1-8-2 slump, the Red Wings have gone seven of 11 games without scoring an even-strength goal. They've been outscored 25-8 at even strength over that span.
-- Brad Stuart looked fine in his debut. I liked how he went for the body. He needs a quick schooling in Detroit hockey, however. Getting the puck out of the defensive zone, Stuart would throw the puck behind the net and around rather than make a quick pass into the slot as the Red Wings do.
-- Jonathan Ericsson isn't shy about shooting the puck.
-- The makeshift blue line had a three-man rotation on the penalty-kill with Niklas Kronwall, Andreas Lilja and Brad Stuart. On the power play, it was Kronwall and Mikael Samuelsson on the first unit and Stuart and Derek Meech on the second unit.


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