Frederick Gaudreau was great in his team's win against the Detroit Red Wings. He scored two goals. Minnesota coach Dean Evason was happy with his team's performance. "We thought it was just a really stingy hockey game,"-Dean Evason said, as quoted by nhl.com.
"We played strong defensively, they did [too]. There wasn't a lot of exchanges." Detroit coach Derek Lalonde saw some positive things despite the defeat. "I loved our response tonight,"-Derek Lalonde said. "I'm very disappointed in the final outcome, but I thought we had great pushback.
We had a great pushback at 2-nothing. We had a great pushback in the third, which is a good sign again. It just feels like we didn't give up a whole lot. You might be talking about under 10 chances against. We lost the special teams battle again and just the two breakdowns for goals."
Magnus Hellberg talked about his performance.
He believes that he could have done better in some moments. "Obviously, that's a goal you want back," Hellberg said. "Everyone froze a little bit. I have to be faster making that save, especially in a crucial moment in the game like that we just scored.
It killed our momentum a little bit, so yeah, of course it was a tough one for sure."
Minnesota coach Dean Evason believes that the team should continue like this. "I hope that teams find it difficult to play against us," Evason said.
"Not only just physically but because we're hopefully relentless not only in the defensive zone, but in the offensive zone as well hunting pucks down and keeping pucks in. That is our identity and that is what we want to be, and we've got to that point.
So now the challenge again is to continually do that on a nightly basis just over and over again and if we do that, we give ourselves a real good opportunity."