Sears’ three takeaways on the Red vs. White Game: PK power’s Ethan Sears offers a trio of takes from the Red vs. White Game, in which Team White defeated Team Red 3-2 in a shootout:

All week, one of the running subplots of Red Wings training camp has been the new-look power play under assistant coach Alex Tanguay. On Sunday, the power play still looked like a bit of a work in progress. The penalty kill, though, was prolific.

In the first run of special teams play, the penalty kill units limited the power play to just a few shots, none of them particularly threatening. The power play units looked a little more dynamic with Moritz Seider and Lucas Raymond involved, respectively, but still struggled to get shots off and keep the offensive zone.

“I take a lot of pride in that responsibility,” Sam Gagner said of the penalty kill on Saturday. “I think it’s something that I want to continue to grow into. It’s gonna be important for us to have a really strong penalty kill like we did last year to win some games. If we can do that and get the power play going, it’s gonna help our group.”

The power play units had a bit more extended zone time and chances during the second run of special teams play – the best coming on a Tyler Bertuzzi one-timer from the right circle – but the penalty kill was still ultimately successful each time.

Continued; good stuff from the Wings’ new correspondent.

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