Red Wings recognize that they need to improve defensively. Red Wings call for a defensively reformed initiative

Red Wings recognize that they need to improve defensively. Red Wings call for a defensively reformed ...

This will explain the major cause of the introduction of two dynamic rookies.

But they've been weak defensively, so they have never been as well, which is almost lost as they had achieved their decent start.

They were reminded of that on Monday during the disastrous start of the 5-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.

After three half-time tie, Yogor Chinakhov secured a breakaway goal at 15:42 on the third period, with a 1:9 goal by Werenski scoring with the second half end.

We talked about learning lessons while winning, but sometimes you got to get slapped in the face said coach Jeff Blashill. We got slapped tonight.

The four-game trip began on Tuesday in Dallas (8:30 p.m., ESPN Plus and Hulu), and Dylan Larkin noted how his team gave away points.

Daviding for us to become a good team, we got to learn to put this game away, said he. It's frustrating now.

The Red Wings led 2-0 on goals by Larkin (14:45 of the first) and Michael Rasmussen (4:23 of the second), but Columbus tied it with goals from Boone Jenner and Adam Boqvist (1:48 apart in the second.

Although Lucas Raymond, one half of the talented rookie tandem with Moritz Seider, put the Red Wings ahead 3-2 with 6:29 to play in the third.

Our first (period) was good and after that I didn't think we played the best hockey, Blashill said. I thought we were lucky to have the lead.

We have a lot of mistakes; then, even after the worst part of the time we won, we have a lot of chances. But we need to improve defense.

The Red Wings (8-7-2) has allowing 3 o'clock per game for 24th time in the NHL. The Red Wings finished last season 20th with three points against (3,00).

The regression isnt caused by Thomas Greiss, who made 33 saves Monday, and Alex Nedeljkovic.

Obviously, they are making it harder to get pucks out. Some ways to get a play - such as the offensive zone shift to get them breather.

The team in front of them hasnt been as tight and cost them in waning minutes. Nick Leddy and Filip Hronek got slashed at the blue line, allowing chinakhov to break loose.

It isn't just a fool and it's just that, and all this ends up on a breakaway. Blashill says, not a freak play, we've got to make a better deal on it.

Again we gave up too many chances so we could be a really good team.

The Blue Jackets didnt make the Blue Jackets work for it; they were given the points.

You're getting the lead, youre underneath that six-minute mark, no way you should leave here without at least a point, and the majority of the nights end, Blashill said.

If we had no problems with it, then we might have to learn from that. But in general, we should be better defensively.

Joe Veleno's likely to get older during a second NHL hockey stint this season.

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