My Detroit Sports: #MyRedWings Weekly #8

The Wings ended their 5-game home losing streak with a shootout win over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday at Little Caesars Arena. It was quite a low scoring night for both teams as Trevor Daly scored Detroit’s lone goal in regulation in the 3rd period. Kevin Lebanc responded with a goal of his own for the Sharks to send the game into overtime.

No goals were scored in OT. It was Justin Abdelkader with the game-winner in the 7th round of the shootout to give the Wings the win. Petr Mrazek stopped 30 of 31 shots on goal.

Detroit looked to capitalize with their home win on the road to face the Carolina Hurricanes. The first game of a 2-game road trip. Sebastian Aho would put the Canes on the board first with a goal 8:16 in the 1st period. Carolina would not score again, as Danny DeKeyser, Trevor Daly, Gustav Nyquist and Darren Helm would score a goal each in the Wings win. Petr Mrazek would shine again with 36 saves. Helmer also recorded 2 assists on the night.

Taking their back-to-back wins since the All-Star break, the Wings looked to carry their momentum into Sunrise to face the Florida Panthers. Aaron Ekblad and the Panthers looked strong right out of the gate to give Florida the early lead, 1-0. For Detroit, it was all Danny DeKeyser who provided the offense with 2 goals of the night. It would not be enough, as Alexsander Barkov kept the Panthers in the game to provide the tie, 2-2. Jonathan Huberdeau would break Wings fans’ hearts with the game-winner with 8.9 seconds remaining in regulation. Frans Nielsen and Darren Helm provided 2 assists each in the loss.

Luke Witkowski and Anthony Mantha continued the Red Wings Meijer autograph days at their Southgate and Auburn Hills locations, respectively. MDS was on hand for the Witkowski signing.

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The red hot Boston Bruins rolled into LCA Tuesday night. Martin Frk opened up the scoring in the 2nd period with a goal, 2:08 for Detroit. Boston would respond in a big way, with goals from Sean Kurlay, David Krejci and Danton Heinen to give the Bruins the 3-1 lead. Nielsen would score late in the 3rd, but it wouldn’t be enough as Boston gets the W.

The Wings go back on the road to face the Islanders and Capitals before coming back home to take on the Anaheim Ducks, Tuesday night.

Congratulations to @arybreeann on Instagram for showing her Red Wings pride at a recent game and being chosen as the winner of a signed Mike Green puck! Stay tuned for future giveaways in #MyRedWings Weekly!

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