In a Christmas edition of #MyRedWings Weekly, we look at 4 games that the Wings split 2-2. Of those 4 games, 3 were on the road in Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Boston with Detroit’s lone home game against Toronto.
It didn’t look good early on at LCA, when in the first period, Toronto won an effortless face-off leading to a Kasperi Kapanen goal to put the Leafs up 1-0. Detroit would respond in a big way in the second period with a pair of goals coming from Danny DeKeyser and Trevor Daley (shorthanded). It would be the first goal of the season for each player.
Tomas Tatar would seal the game with his 10th goal of the season, coming at 9:39 in the third. Jimmy Howard finished the night with 25 saves.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 16, 2017
Red Wings winning ways continued in Brooklyn at the Barclay’s Center when Detroit faced the Islanders. 6 different Wings would score in the 6-3 victory. Martin Frk and Gustav Nyquist would score in the first with Anthony Mantha scoring Detroit’s lone goal in second, keeping the game knotted 3-3.
Detroit would get hot in the third, with goals coming from Trevor Daley (2nd of the season), Mike Green and Luke Glendening. Henrik Zetterberg and Dylan Larkin were productive, as well with 3 assists each. Petr Mrazek recorded 34 saves.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 20, 2017
Just when it looked like Detroit might have some momentum going, trying to build off their 2-game win streak, the Wings ran into a hot Flyers team who have won 7 out of their last 8 games. The Wings would hold their own on the road, at Wells Fargo Center, matching Philly shot for shot that would keep the game tied 3-3 until the third period.
Sean Couturier would score the Flyers go-ahead goal at 5:57 in the third. His 16th of the season. Claude Giroux would contribute in the win with 3 assists.
For the Wings, Frk, Green and Nyquist scored a goal each in the loss.
The #RedWings get back to work Saturday afternoon in Boston.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 21, 2017
In Boston, the pair of Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron proved to be too much offense in the Bruins win over Detroit at the TD Garden, 3-1. Marchand had a “hand” in every scoring play for Boston, recording a goal and 2 assists. Bergeron’s 2 goals would come in the third. Tuukka Rask was near-perfect at goal, with 30 for 31 save opportunities.
Detroit’s lone goal would come from Frans Nielsen (shorthanded), assisted by Darren Helm in the first.
The #RedWings drop a 3-1 decision this afternoon in Boston. Detroit’s back in action December 27th at New Jersey.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 23, 2017
Detroit’s next game comes after the holidays, December 27th @ New Jersey Devils, finishing up their road trip before coming back home Friday to face the Rangers.
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