This concise video will highlight exactly where the Detroit Red Wings “jumped the shark” so to speak, thus beginning the decline of their once pristine empire.
Aside from some humorous commentary on the sad state of affairs that has become what was once the envy of the NHL, an excellent point is made. Check this video out done by – do you agree?
[Note: This video does contain some bits of language that can be deemed offensive and NSFW. And shout out to ESchlasser a.k.a. “UrinatingTree” on YouTube.]
Moral victories not good enough for Red Wings
It’s a broken record at this point, and unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be any end in sight.
The Detroit Red Wings once again blew a late-game lead and lost in overtime, this time to Atlantic Division rival the Boston Bruins by a 3-2 final score at Little Caesars Arena. Brad Marchand scored less than a minute into the extra session after assisting on the game tying goal late in the 3rd period.
The setback drops the Red Wings to 0 and 6 in 3×3 overtime play, and 1-5-5 in their last 11 games.
Did you cringe reading that? We don’t blame you.
The so called “moral victory” of playing well enough to win but losing isn’t enough for captain Henrik Zetterberg.
“You won’t get anywhere with moral victories. You have to find a way to win,” captain Zetterberg said. “We’re finding ways to lose.
“We got to keep doing it game after game and probably create a little bit more offense (they have four goals in the past three games). We got the defense down. We have to find a way to get some more goals.”
Forward Tomas Tatar, who tallied in the second period, chimed in with his thoughts as well.
“I thought we played good again. We did a lot of right stuff. We came up short. It’s always hard to talk about it, but we can’t get frustrated.”
The Red Wings will host the Maple Leafs on Friday night at Little Caesars Arena (7:30 p.m. ET).