Thoughts on preseason Game 3( 2-1 loss to Boston)
-- You don't often see this, but coach Mike Babcock chewed out a player on the bench last night, pointing at him, walking closer to make sure he heard. Evan McGrath was whistled for hooking in the second period, but it was likely the unsportsmanlike conduct call he picked up on the same play that drew his coach's wrath. The Wings killed off the double-minor, but lost four minutes of game time while they were trailing by a goal.
-- Speaking of penalties, Kris Draper has been called for three minors in two games. Two of those were offensive-zone penalties.
-- Manny Fernandez was supposed to start in net for Boston, taking warm-ups as the starter. But a bruised thumb caused by a warm-up shot benched Fernandez and Tuukka Rask took over. Rask made a remarkable save on fellow Finn, Valtteri Filppula, with 25 seconds left to save the victory for the Bruins.