DETROIT -- After winning six games in a row, the Red Wings have now lost four in a row.
Despite losing in overtime in Washington Thursday, the young Winnipeg Jets rallied for a 5-3 victory at Joe Louis Arena Friday night.
With their three goals in the third period, the Jets have outscored opponents 18-8 in that frame.
1. Henrik Zetterberg : The Red Wings captain scored for the second straight game, beating Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck at 9:40 of the second to give his team a 2-1 lead. Zetterberg also assisted on Justin Abdelkader's third-period goal at 10:48 for his first multi-point game of the season. His goal, a deflection of Tomas Tatar's shot, had to be reviewed to make sure his stick was at or below the crossbar. On the ice it was initially ruled no goal until the referee spoke with the other officials and changed it to a good goal, which the video review confirmed.
Quotable: "No, I wasn't sure. It was right on the edge of being a high stick. I think we were lucky that it had a good goal on the ice so they couldn't really overturn it." - Zetterberg
2. Third-period leads: In the last two games, an overtime loss in Philadelphia, and a 5-3 home loss to Winnipeg, the Wings have had leads. Against the Flyers, Zetterberg scored to make it 3-2 at 8:18 but the Flyers tied it with 1:04 left after pulling their goaltender and then won in overtime. Against the Jets, Abdelkader scored at 10:48 to make it 3-2. But Brandon Tanev scored at 12:46 to tie the game and then again on a breakaway with 1:16 left. The Jets added an empty-net goal.
Quotable: "I wouldn't say just that one, all three of them I thought we missed assignments. We had guys poking the puck home on the rebound on the second one and guy gets the puck wide open in the front on the third one and the fourth one we let a guy in behind us, we just missed assignments. We got to do a better job of that for sure. Ultimately, we got to go to work tomorrow and make sure we're way better at that." - Wings coach Jeff Blashill
3. Niklas Kronwall : The veteran defenseman did not think it would take this long but he made his season debut in the Wings' 12th game of the season. Kronwall played on the first power play unit and was paired with Brendan Smith. He had 22 shifts for 18:14, two shots, two hits and a blocked shot.
Quotable: "It felt good. The knee held up and I felt decent but there's some areas we obviously need to clean up moving forward. In saying that, I also think we did a lot of good things out there. The first two were pretty good. In the third I thought we shot ourselves in the foot. I thought the first pass was decent at times but we couldn't get the puck out and we couldn't get it deep. Those are some areas that we need to do better and of course the power play has to be more of a factor. It's not good enough." - Kronwall