In this week’s #MyRedWings Weekly, we chronicle the Wings’ rigorous road trip that started with a 3-2, overtime victory at Madison Square Garden versus New York Rangers. They were given a two days off before continuing their 5-game road trip against the Blues in St. Louis.
Last Wednesday, Detroit couldn’t erase a 2-goal deficit despite a late 3rd period goal by Andreas Athanasiou. His 13th goal of the season. Jimmy Howard went 23-25 in save opportunities in the loss to close out the month of February.
Athanasiou gets us on the board late, but we come up short in STL. Next up: Winnipeg on Friday.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) March 1, 2018
Friday in Winnipeg deemed to be a different story with the same result. The Wings jumped out to an early, 1-0 lead from a struggling, Niklas Kronwall. The Jets would respond in a big way, with 3 goals of their own from Patrik Laine, Ben Chiarot and Dustin Byfuglien, respectively. Mantha would make it interesting, cutting the lead to 3-2. Laine would strike again to seal the win for Winnipeg late in the 2nd period. Trevor Daley chipped in with his 8th goal of the season for Detroit.
The #RedWings come up short in Winnipeg. Next up is a Sunday night matchup in Minnesota.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) March 3, 2018
The Red Wings continued to struggle on the road, Sunday in Minneapolis. Justin Abdelkader would provide Detroit’s only offense against the Wild, losing 4-1. Credit the Wild goals to Eric Staal, Zach Prise and 2 from Jason Zucker (27-28th of the season).
The #RedWings will wrap up the road-trip Tuesday in Boston.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) March 5, 2018
The Wings concluded their road trip with an absolute heart-breaker in overtime. With very little defense behind the goaltenders, Tuesday’s contest was all offense. Detroit would get the the scoring going with Martin Frk, Frans Nielsen and All-Star, Mike Green. Jake DeBrusk and Torey Krug would score twice for Boston. However the story of the night game from dueling performances from Detroit’s Anthony Mantha and Boston’s Brad Marchand. Mantha scored his 22nd and 23rd goals of the season in the 2nd period. All knotted up at 5 at the end of regulation, Marchand would send the Wings packing, sealing the 6-5, overtime win for Boston and completing the hat trick.
The #RedWings fight back to earn a point but fall in overtime in Boston. We’re back home Thursday night against the Vegas Golden Knights.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) March 7, 2018
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