My Detroit Sports: #MyRedWings Weekly #9

Right in the thick of their schedule, the Wings played 4 out of 5 games on the road from February 9th-17th before returning home to a 4-game homestand at Little Caesars Arena. Their losses came from the Islanders in overtime, 7-6 and those pesky, Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-1. Detroit defeated Washington (5-4 in OT) and Nashville (3-1) on the road and Ducks (2-1) at LCA. Click the links below for full recaps.

Feb. 9th – Detroit @ N.Y. Islanders

Feb. 11th – Detroit @ Washington Capitals

Feb. 13th – Detroit vs. Anaheim Ducks

Feb. 15th – Detroit @ Tampa Bay Lightning

Feb. 17th – Detroit @ Nashville Predators

Kicking off last week, the Red Wings opened up against an ‘Original 6’ rival, the surprise of the NHL, Toronto Maple Leafs who sit at 39-20 with 85 points in the standings. Detroit fell short, 3-2 on Sunday with a late-minute go-ahead goal from Auston Matthews with 31 seconds remaining.

Anthony Mantha scored his 20th goal of the season. Henrik Zetterberg scored, as well in the loss.

 

 

Jared Coreau was recalled after the Petr Mrazek trade.

Tuesday seemed like deja vu all over again. This time with the Nashville Predators in town. Andreas Athanasiou and Tomas Tatar scored a goal each in the 3-2 loss to Nashville. The Predators sit atop of the Western Conference with a 39-14 record and 87 points.

Following a trend, the Wings dropped another 3-2 game that went into overtime against the Jack Eichel-less (ankle sprain) Buffalo Sabres. Jonathan Ericsson put Detroit on the board, tying the game 1-1 in the 2nd period. Justin Abdelkader would tie the game, again in the 3rd with a goal of his own. For Buffalo, though, Marco Scandella would provide the heartbreaking game-winner in OT with 0.2 seconds left to give the Sabres the win.

Sitting at 19-33, the Sabres are the worst team in the East. This would be Evander Kane’s last game with Buffalo, as he was traded to the San Jose Sharks on Monday.

Looking to get back on track, Detroit faced off against the Carolina Hurricanes in the final game of their 4-game home stand. Like the Wings, the Hurricanes, victims of a 4-game losing streak, are hovering around .500 in the standings, hoping for a spot in the playoffs. Captain, Henrik Zetterberg would help provide some offense in the 3-1 win over the Canes, as he scored his 335th goal of his career. This ties Hank with Hall of Famer, Ted Lindsay for 5th in Red Wings history. Danny DeKeyser and Trevor Daley would pitch in with a goal each in the victory. Jimmy Howard came away with 28 saves.

 

After dropping 3 of 4 at home, the schedule doesn’t get any easier for Detroit as the Wings kicked off a 5-game road trip at the World’s ‘Most Famous Arena’, Madison Square Garden versus the New York Rangers. Andreas Athanasiou and Darren Helm put the Wings ahead, 2-0 on into the 2nd period. The lead wouldn’t last as J.T. Miller and Jesper Fast made things interesting for the Rangers, tying the game, 2-2. Trevor Daly would come away as the hero in overtime, scoring his 7th goal of the season at 4:54 to give the Wings the win.

The Wings continue their road trip in St. Louis against the Blues on Wednesday. The puck drops at 8 PM. Take a look at our #MyRedWings ‘Fans of the Week’! Show your Hockeytown pride for a chance to win future giveaways!

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