Detroit Red Wings won 5:4 against Edmonton Oilers: Reactions
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Detroit Red Wings won 5:4 against Edmonton Oilers. Detroit coach Derek Lalonde knew how difficult this match would be, especially against such an offensively strong team. "Just winning on the road is difficult, let alone against a team like that with the type of offense they have,"-Derek Lalonde said, as quoted by nhl.com "There are moments when they put you on your heels, and it's important for the next shift or the next guy to step up, and I thought for the most part we managed the game fairly well tonight, and Husso was probably the difference in a tight game on the road." Edmonton coach Jay Woodcroft believes that his team created enough chances, but the execution was lacking.
"We had control of a lot of parts of that game. We generated enough chances to win, but we were a little sloppy on some of our details," - Jay Woodcroft said. "They have to get corrected, there is no excuse for them. We can be better in those situations, and the individuals responsible understand that.
We lost the special teams game, which isn't conducive to winning hockey games."
Nugent-Hopkins on his team
Nugent-Hopkins is pleased with many things in this match. "Obviously, we wanted the extra point," Nugent-Hopkins said. "I thought we played pretty well through the first 40.
We headed into the second down two, headed into the third down two, and I thought we did a pretty good job battling back and getting at least one point." Leon Draisaitl thinks it's frustrating to lose like that. "I thought we played pretty good.
We had a couple of breakdowns that they capitalized on," Draisaitl said. "They really didn't get much. I thought we dominated the entire game pretty much. It was definitely frustrating, but it is hard to win in this league when you give up four."