There were plenty of differences of opinions during Tuesday’s game between the Detroit Red Wings and Edmonton Oilers. Scrums were aplenty and things got heated between the two clubs on more than one occasion.
There was also a difference of opinion among the Detroit leadership group as to how the team responded to all the on-ice melees.
“You got to push back,” Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde said. “That’s part of sticking up for teammates, pushing back. I think at times, just having that team toughness, that pack mentality is important.
“I actually liked the way we handled some of those situations.”
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Captain Dylan Larkin thought that perhaps the team got too caught up in the extracurricular activities and was sitetracked from the objective of winning the game. Edmonton skated away with a 5-2 victory.
“I’m proud of the way we battled and stuck together, the way we stuck up for ourselves,” Larkin began, agreeing with his coach. then he veered off in another direction.
“I think maybe a little bit we got caught up in the emotion a little too much and got off our game in the third when we needed a goal. It’s just a learning experience. Something that we got to remember is that we gotta play hockey there and get the goal we needed.”
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- Detroit dropped a 5-2 decision on Tuesday to the Edmonton Oilers
- Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi was very engaged during Tuesday’s game against Edmonton
- Struggling to score goals, perhaps it’s time to send some of the Red Wings to finishing school
- Other NHL players were asking Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin about his contract status during the NHL All-Star Game
Red Wings Next Game
The battle of Alberta continues for Detroit. The Red Wings are playing host to the Calgary Flames on Thursday. Calgary won both meetings last season by identical 3-0 shutout margins.
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