Red Wings gamers Henrik Zetterberg, Andreas Athanasiou and Jimmy Howard and coach Jeff Blashill reply questions after the 2-1 shoot-out loss to the Blue Jackets on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at Little Caesars Arena. Video by Helene St. James/DFP

Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) and Red Wings left wing Andreas Athanasiou (72) watch the puck go large of the online throughout the second interval of the Wings’ 2-1 loss in a shoot-out on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at Little Caesars Arena.(Photo: Raj Mehta USA TODAY Sports)

The Detroit Red Wings lacked neither goaltending nor probabilities, and had little to rue Saturday aside from being compelled to accept one level.

That had all the pieces to do with Columbus Blue Jacket goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, who made 29 saves in regulation, one other three in time beyond regulation, after which eight in a nine-round shoot-out at Little Caesars Arena to depart the Wings with a 2-1 loss.

“We tried to put a lot of pucks on him, a lot of rebounds were lying there,” captain Henrik Zetterberg stated. “We had some actually good, grade-A probabilities. We had just a few within the first and the second and time beyond regulation.

“Overall, we performed properly.”

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Andreas Athanasiou scored the regulation objective and had a doozy of an opportunity in time beyond regulation when he and Anthony Mantha took off on a 2-on-none rush. 

“What a save,” Athanasiou stated. “It’s both stepping into or not there. It’s unlucky it didn’t go in.

“The one large factor was when you’ve got a goalie like that, who’s so good, it’s preserve firing the pucks on web and create havoc in entrance of him and I believe we did good job of that all through the sport. We obtained these pucks by.”

Frans Nielsen scored the lone shoot-out objective for the Wings.

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Jimmy Howard made two saves in time beyond regulation and 31 total; he obtained beat by Artemi Panarin within the opening minute and once more within the second spherical of the shootout, and by Jack Johnson in Round 9 of the shoot-out. 

“I know his move and I still bit on it,” Howard stated. “He did a great job.”


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The recreation was a psychological and bodily take a look at for either side: the Blue Jackets had performed the night time earlier than; the Wings had flown residence in a single day after Thursday’s recreation in Calgary, which capped 9 days on the street. 

“Even though we were a little sleep deprived, I thought we played a very good game,” Howard stated. 

Coach Jeff Blashill referred to as it “a goaltending present. It was unbelievable. Some of the saves that have been made have been unimaginable. In time beyond regulation, there have been some unreal saves after which the shoot-out goes perpetually. It was becoming the shoot-out went that lengthy as a result of I badumed each goalies have been wonderful. They appeared like two of the higher goalies within the league the way in which each these guys are on prime of their recreation.

“Overall, we had some actual good pushes. We have been clearly the higher workforce within the second interval. Early within the third we have been actually good till we scored, after which they pushed exhausting, however they’re workforce. From a course of standpoint, it was a continued step in the fitting route.”

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