My Detroit Sports: #MyRedWings Weekly #2

The Red Wings got a much needed, 3-day break before facing the St. Louis Blues last Saturday at LCA, but not before giving back for the holidays.

More than $16,000 was raised on Friday for the Salvation Army. $7,800 coming from Red Wings alum, Kris Draper and Chris Osgood.

The Wings find themselves in another 3-game losing streak after a 6-1 rout against St. Louis, Saturday along with 2 overtime losses versus Florida and Boston.

Jake Allen was phenomenal at goal for the Blues with 28 saves. The offense matched his performance, as 6 different Blues scored. Detroit’s lone goal came from Frans Nielsen in the 3rd period.

On Monday, there was a buzz in the building over the new Dylan Larkin “D-BOSS” bobblehead giveaway. The bobblehead is modeled after, Dylan’s famous YouTube videos.

The Red Wings came right out of the gate with a goal from the captain, Henrik Zetterberg, scoring at 18:27 in the 1st period. The goal snapped a career-long 22-game scoreless streak for Z. His last goal came October 18th in a 6-3 loss against Toronto.

After a scoreless 2nd period, it would be the Panthers time to counter with a goal from Vincent Trocheck, assist from Jonathan Huberdeau in the 3rd period. The game-winner came from Florida’s Mike Matheson at 2:02 in overtime, sending the Wings to their 9th loss in 10 games.

Jimmy Howard was great behind the net with 27 out of 29 save opportunities, but it was the Panthers, James Reimer who was a little better, recording 34 saves.

Keeping busy. The Wings would take the time out on their day off to visit the Children’s DMC Hospital.

Wednesday, Detroit kept it close at Little Caesars Arena, but would fall short, yet again in overtime, 3-2 versus Boston. Tomas Tatar and Dylan Larkin would score a goal each. Noel Acciari would counter and David Pastrnak scored the Bruins 2nd goal in the 3rd with 1:26 left to go in regulation. From there it didn’t take long for Boston to seal the overtime victory as Brad Marchand scored just 35 seconds into OT.

The Red Wings are now 0-6 in games decided in overtime.

Next Up: Detroit takes on the Toronto Maple Leafs at LCA, 7:30 PM.

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