Instant analysis: Red Wings squander high-energy effort
Red Wings squander energetic first two periods with a lack of "finish" and two defensive mistakes. Underlines need for more offense going forward. Expect lots of tight games.
This was a game the Red Wings probably deserved a better fate.
They dominated this game for long stretches, but somehow, the Philadelphia Flyers escaped with a 4-2 victory.
Give Flyers goalie Ray Emery a lot of credit for saving the Flyers while they were running around all over the ice.
When the Flyers finally did get a few scoring chances, they converted.
It happens in hockey. The better team doesn't always win. This game was a case of that.
-- Ted Kulfan