Red Wings – Devils Recap
New Jersey took the lead early with a goal by Dougie Hamilton, the Devils would eventually hold the Red Wings scoreless going into the first intermission despite many scoring opportunities.
Ben Chiarot got Detroit on the board with a beautiful shot from the point. Followed by a tremendous snipe Jakub Vrana to put Detroit up 2-1. New Jersey answered just ten seconds later with a goal by forward Miles Wood to tie the game.
Later in the 2nd, Detroit’s newly acquired David Perron displayed some silky hands, capitalizing off a puck deflected out front. Captain Dylan Larkin beat the buzzer with a beautiful feed from former Michigan teammate Andrew Copp to take a two goal lead going into the 3rd.
Dominik Kubalik buried a backhand goal assisted by none other than Lucas Raymond to secure the 5-2 victory on the road in New Jersey.
Ned & The Newcomers Come up Huge
Red Wings Goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic came up big with a dominant 37 save performance that kept Detroit in the game early. Combine that with Husso’s shutout on Friday night, Detroit’s goaltending has been an early plus so far.
The off-season acquisitions came to play tonight and showed truly why this team can be so dangerous. Newcomers David Perron, Copp, Kubalik, Maatta along with Ben Chiarot combined for 6 points tonight in Detroit’s win
Bertuzzi Injured, Zadina’s time to Shine?
Tyler Bertuzzi left early in the 2nd period after blocking he did not return to the game. Although Detroit hopes to have Bertuzzi back for Monday’s matchup against the Kings. Unlike past years this Red Wings roster has great depth at the forward position.
Red Wings’ Filip Zadina has been healthy scratched the first two games of the regular season. If Bertuzzi was to miss some time this would be the perfect opportunity for Zadina to step up.
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