The Detroit Red Wings losing streak continued as they suffered a 4-1 defeat against the New York Islanders at UBS Arena. After today’s loss, Detroit has now lost five games in a row diminishing any playoff hopes. Dylan Larkin managed to score the lone goal for the Red Wings on the power-play off beautiful feed from Moritz Seider. Despite having the lead going into the third period, the Red Wings were unable to turn the tide in their favor.
In what was a relatively good start from Magnus Hellberg in net for Detroit. The team struggled piecing anything together in the third period, leading to their eventual collapse. The Islanders dominated the game offensively, outshooting the Red Wings 36-23, and displaying superior effort and hustle throughout the contest.
Following the game, Head Coach Derek Lalonde shared his thoughts about the loss and how it turned so quickly. The Detroit Red Wings’ goalie situation moving forward. He also commented on how the emotions surrounding the game differed from those of the team’s previous game on Thursday.
“Probably a little bit bad bounce on the first goal. And that deflection, poor rebound, but ended up around the stick on the back, which is fine. They’re just hard greasy goals. They get a tip on a face off, D-Zone face offs were an issue all night for us. All of their goals were fairly similar, at least the first three, where they were tipped. it’s tough to talk about goaltender when we only scored one goal, so he was fine.
Today was much better. A little bit more back to work, back to business. Some good things, gave ourselves a chance. I would’ve like to be able to handle the third period a little bit better. Maybe get to that first TV time out still up a goal. But even at 2-1, I felt we were pushing pretty hard and I felt we were gonna get some looks down the stretch, especially with the goalie pull, unfortunately got ourselves in the box there at the end.”
Bertuzzi in Boston
Former Red Wing and current Boston Bruin, Tyler Bertuzzi, had a successful debut with his new team, recording his first point as a Bruin. In a game against the New York Rangers at TD Garden, Bertuzzi assisted on the Bruins’ first goal of the night. He achieved this by doing what he does best.
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