The Detroit Red Wings secured their third consecutive win with a commanding 6-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. This marks the second time in two days that Detroit has taken down the Canucks, outscoring them 11-3 in the process. The Red Wings are now 6-3 in their last nine games.
Detroit’s Captain Dylan Larkin opened the scoring with back-to-back goals in the first period. Larkin after tallying five points (4G,1A) in the last two games against the Canucks now has 50 points in 51 games. (20G,30A). Dylan’s goal scoring and overall play has been a driving force behind the team’s recent success.
Moritz Seider continued to dominant defensively. Seider tallied his 26th assist of the year on one of Larkin’s two goals. Mo’ Seider (16) trails only Erik Karlsson (17) for most assists among defensemen since January.
Coach Lalonde on Red Wings’ Playoff Push: “I’m More Excited About Playing Well”
‘Head Coach Derek Lalonde spoke postgame about the win, the possibility of a play-off push but, more importantly the consistency of play.
It was a really good road win. Big moment in the game was our two penalty kills at the end of the second period. Obviously Ville had a big part of them, We got a little puck luck there too. I thought we managed our third period way better than we did last time. Good start to it. managed it. And overall it’s just a really good road win.
You gotta try to string some things together and we’ve done that. I’m more excited about playing well. Four games back from the break, and, one of our better games might have been the game we had lost. So little consistency within our game. That’s four pretty good efforts since we’ve been back from the break. Now we’ve got a huge test with Edmonton on the road.
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