Dylan Larkin: We had to come into here and find a way, and we didn’t

The Winnipeg Jets won 5:2 against the Detroit Red Wings!

by Sead Dedovic
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Dylan Larkin: We had to come into here and find a way, and we didn’t
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The Winnipeg Jets won 5:2 against the Detroit Red Wings. Gabriel Vilardi was one of the best individuals, and this time he continued his great streak. Namely, he scored in the fourth consecutive game. Winnipeg coach Rick Bowness praised the many characteristics that make Vilardia such a great player.

“You watch him every game, his confidence is growing,” Winnipeg coach Rick Bowness said, as reported by NHL! “He's so good around the net because he hangs on to it. He's so big and strong, [he's] got great vision and has patience with the puck of when to pass it and when not to pass it and hang on to it. He's been very, very impressive for us."

Axel Jonsson-Fjallby had a goal and an assist. Axel had many reasons to be happy, both for himself and for his teammates.

“We talked about it before the game, about the PK, and [Brossoit] made some really nice saves,” Jonsson-Fjallby said. “And the PK was pretty good today. It was pretty dialed in.”

Dylan Larkin reacts

Detroit captain Dylan Larkin couldn't be happy with his team's performance. There were numerous shortcomings in various aspects of their game. Offensively and defensively, his team failed to achieve what it wanted. Their bad streak continues, despite their efforts and everything. It looks like the team lacks quality at the moment. It will be necessary to change many things to move in the right direction. Larkin could be an important figure in the team's recovery.

“It’s [the losses] spiralling right now,” Detroit captain Dylan Larkin said. “It’s a lot of hockey, but we don’t make excuses. We had to come into here and find a way, and we didn’t. We found the opposite way. We lost our [defensive]-zone coverage. We’ve been struggling with that as of late. They exposed us tonight, and we hung Reimer out to dry with backdoors and extended [offensive]-zone shifts for Winnipeg. We’ve really tried it all the last couple of weeks -- different line combinations, different coaching coming in hard trying to pump us up, or whatever it is. But it’s got to come from within the room and every guy’s got to be better”

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