The Detroit Red Wings have now lost five straight games in Toronto after their 4-1 loss against the Maple Leafs tonight.
The Red Wings had a very promising start to the night. Holding Toronto to just two shots in the first 20 minutes of play. Olli Maatta found Jake Walman flying out of the penalty box for a breakaway goal that gave Detroit a 1-0 lead going into the 1st intermission.
Mitchell Marner scored a power-play goal instantly to start the 2nd period that brought the Maple leafs back to life. Toronto went on to score three unanswered goals meanwhile shutting out the Red Wings for the remaining 40 minutes of play.
In what has been an on-going struggle with the special teams continued tonight. Detroit was 0/4 on their power play tonight. When playing a high powered lineup like Toronto, that can’t happen. You need to capitalize on man advantages, they are a team that can light up the scoreboard fast and make you pay.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) January 8, 2023
Red Wings Move Berggren’ to First Line
Jonatan Berggren after showing many positives while playing up on the second line alongside Lucas Raymond and Andrew Copp got moved to the Top line for tonight’s original six matchup. Berggren’ has shown great poise since joining the team. He looks very comfortable with the puck, has been solid at breaking it into the zone. Meanwhile has meshed on every line he’s played with. Jonatan has five points in his last seven games, we should continue to see those numbers climb as his ice time does.
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— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) January 7, 2023
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