The Red Wings winning streak has come to a close after only three games. At Joe Louis on Monday, the Winnipeg Jets started and ended the game on top. Chalking up three goals in the last thirty minutes of Monday’s game, the Jets had the number on the Detroit Red Wings.Although the Wings had a 2-1 lead mid-way through the second period, thanks to Danny DeKeyser getting his first NHL goal, they were still shut down in the later parts of the game. They gave up a late, second period game-tying goal to ex-Blackhawk Michael Frolik, along with two goals from Matt Halischuk and Andrew Ladd alike.
“We found a way to come back 2-2 going into the third,” Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg said. “But then we didn’t take care of the puck enough, and in the end that cost us the game.”
Winnipeg, loved the way that they played against a feared Red Wings combination of veterans and home-ice advantage.
“Five-on-five, we did a great job against a very offensive team, a very skilled team,” Winnipeg goaltender Al Montoya said. “It just goes to show that we can play against anyone on any given night.”
“This is a big statement win for us. Whatever it means out there, who cares? For us in this locker room, it’s huge,” he added.
With three wins in three road games prior to visiting Winnipeg, the Red Wing loss does not exactly have them in a ‘bad mood,’ but more or less a tad bit concerned with puck control and the precise play that the team is used to.
“Our penalty kill (6-6) and our goaltending gave us a really good chance here,” Babcock said. “But we did nothing with the puck. We didn’t have them under pressure at any time. It was an easy night for their goaltender.”
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WPG – 19:00 – B. Little (Wrist) (D. Setoguchi, A. Ladd)
DET – 7:09 – H. Zetterberg (Wrist) (P. Datsyuk, K. Quincey)
DET – 10:05(SHG) – D. DeKeyser (Slap) (N. Kronwall, S. Weiss)
WPG – 17:04 – M. Frolik (Snap) (M. Scheifele)
WPG – 4:27 – M. Halischuk (Snap) (M. Frolik, M. Scheifele)
WPG – 10:57 – A. Ladd (Backhand) (D. Setoguchi, B. Little)
1st: Mark Scheifele (2A, +1, 3 shots, 18:25 TOI)
2nd: Michael Frolik (1G, 1A, +1, 4 shots, 19:21 TOI)
3rd: Bryan Little (1G, 1A, +1, 2 shots, 19:25 TOI)