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Red Wings end skid, Vancouver’s winning streak

Oct 31, 2013, 1:15 AM EDT

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With a tight 2-1 win, the Detroit Red Wings ended their four-game losing streak and the Vancouver Canucks’ four-game winning streak on Wednesday.

Detroit has developed an interesting pattern so far this season. The Red Wings won their first two, lost the next two, went on a four game winning streak and then lost four consecutive games (0-2-2) before tonight’s win.

Meanwhile the Canucks had been riding a fine line. Their four-game winning streak has been impressive, yet they did it by the skin of their teeth; all four of those victories were by one goal, with two coming in overtime and one in the shootout.

Neither team created a ton of chances, as the Red Wings fired 27 shots on goal while the Canucks managed a mere 20. Tomas Tatar‘s late second period tally ended up being the game-winner.

  1. blomfeld - Oct 31, 2013 at 1:37 AM


    Kings 4 – Goldfish 3

    Friends, after last night’s ‘hurtful’ loss to the liars of Phoenix, tonight we ‘reformed’ as I knew we would and we gave it to them Sharkies ‘real’ good ! … you just gotta love it eh ? :) good times ! …

    GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. amiscu - Oct 31, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Wrong article bud

  3. polegojim - Oct 31, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Good TEAM game from the Wings!

    Alfie is heating up and the D only allowed 20 shots.

    Weiss still needs to get it going… and Howard let one in after only 8 shots… went down too early… but

    All in all – MUCH better… GO RED WINGS!

  4. thehighcountrybear - Oct 31, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    and the universe is unfolding as it should…

    but skid…? was there not a shootout and overtime loss in the mix?

  5. micasa81 - Oct 31, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Well earned win. Wings were better with the puck all night long. Alfredsson was looking every bit the crafty 40-year-old that could well put up 60+ points. Datsyuk was his usual stellar self at both ends of the rink. The Sedins seemed to sag big-time as the game went on. Certainly a bad night for the Canucks, but full credit to the Wings for capitalizing on it.

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