Originally posted on Nightmare on Helm Street  |  Last updated 2/4/12

The Red Wings did not play well enough to win tonight. Conklin was bad. The power play and penalty kill were a disaster and the result was a loss.

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Once the Wings failed to score on that extended 5 on 3, the game was over. Yeah, they still had plenty of chances to come back, but that gave the Oilers a boost that they really didn't even need. The Wings didn't even come close to scoring on that 5 on 3. Some credit needs to go to Edmonton, but the Detroit power play is trash right now. Simply embarrassing.

I think it's about time to give Joey MacDonald a shot at starting a game. Only 40 minutes of evidence to work with, but I think it's clear that he'd give Detroit a better chance to win.

Kronwall's huge hit was clean, yet he was booed by Edmonton fans.  I thought they knew more about hockey than us simple Americans. Guess not.

No three stars.

NOHS Favorite Moment of the Game: Getting confirmation that we have a capable backup goalie in the system.

Next game is Monday against Phoenix. Puck drops at
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