After what was pretty much an even contest all night, Detroit collapsed in their 8-2 loss to the Rangers. Lucas Raymond scored in the 2nd period on what seemed to be a momentum shifting goal that put the Red Wings ahead 2-1 late in the 2nd. But that wasn’t the case. Detroit let up seven unanswered goals, six of those coming in the 3rd period.
Detroit held their own offensively all night, could not do so on the other end. The defense got far too comfortable in their zone. Multiple failed breakouts, combined with too much puck watching, made this a disastrous night for Ville Husso and the Red Wings. Dylan Larkin said post-game “This was a wake-up call for us”. Detroit has let in 5+ goals four times in 14 games this season. Two of those being eight goal games.
The Red Wings (7-4-3) start a four game road trip, in Los Angeles Saturday against the Kings.
Berggren Gets First NHL Point In Red Wings’ Debut
Tonight was the long awaited debut of highly sought after prospect Jonatan Berggren. He didn’t seem to miss a beat with former Grand Rapids teammate Joe Veleno. Tallying his first NHL point setting up Veleno for his second goal of the season. Berggren who had a fantastic season last year with Grand Rapids notching 70 points, could stabilize a roster spot with Detroit dealing with so many injuries. The chemistry factor between Veleno and Berggren makes for an interesting 4th line for the time being.
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