Khan in the morning: ‘The mood is good’

MLive’s Ansar Khan posted a recap of the Red Wings’ 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. This morning, Khan notes that the Red Wings seem a world away from the team that went 0-3-and-1 recently after winning 3 straight games:

“The mood is good,” [Vladislav] Namestnikov said. “Even when we were losing everyone was in good spirits. Everyone believes in each other; we have a good team. When we roll four lines it’s hard to play against us. We want to be that team that when teams come in here, they say, ‘Wow, it’s hard to play against these guys.’ Hopefully we can keep rolling and keep winning.”

The Red Wings host Washington (6-2-4) Thursday, looking to win four in a row for the first time since they reeled off six consecutive victories from March 23-April 2, 2019.

“It’s important for us to win games where you just have a one-goal lead for a long period of time, because that’s the learning process,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “We got to be able to win 2-1 and we got to be able to win 6-1. We’re going to continue to get better as a group defensively, we’re going continue to make sure our puck management’s good, and I thought it was a good step in the right direction.”


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