Goodman: Red Wings Drop the Puck against Bruins

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BOSTON, Mass. — Well, that happened. That pathetic performance against the Boston Bruins this weekend was a beautiful representation of what a good team can do to you if you are not playing your best hockey every single day. The Boston Bruins are not the kind of team that you want to be playing from behind against – yet, the Detroit Red Wings this past Saturday did just that losing 4-1.

They looked absolutely terrible. I cannot believe the Red Wings legitimately went out there and played that horrendously. They looked lazy, out-of-sync, weak on their feet and they weren’t trucking towards the puck like they usually do. Simply put, the Red Wings got beat by one of the best.

My only heavy statement that I want to get across from this game is that at no point was this loss Jimmy Howard’s fault. Bandwagon fans and analysts alike would look at the Red Wings Saturday and say the goalie was not stopping pucks. Four is a large number, yes, but this lies solely on the defense’s willingness to play good hockey – and the Wings did not have that.

A poor showing from the Red Wings against the Bruins.  Hopefully they can start pulling together the missing pieces of the puzzle early on.

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Austin Goodman is the host of Octopi Hockeytown for Impact Sports

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Scoring Summary:

1st Period:

PPG Torey Krug from Milan Lucic and David Krejci

Henrik Zetterberg from Justin Abdelkader and Pavel Datsyuk

2nd Period:

Brad Marchand from Johnny Boychuk

Jared Caron from Reilly Smith and Adam McQuaid

3rd Period:

Zdeno Chara (PPG) from Torey Krug and Milan Lucic

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