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A Bounce Back Win For The Wings

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Little was going the Detroit Red Wings' way the first half of Tuesday's game against the Vancouver Canucks.

They were being outshot by a wide margin and were on their heels. They had a pair of coach's challenges go against them. They faced a two-goal deficit midway through the second period.

Earlier this season, they might have folded, or they might have come back and played just well enough to lose.

Lately, they have been more resilient. On this night, they got stronger as the game progressed, tied it early in the third period and won it 3-2 in a shootout at Little Caesars Arena.

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from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

Fans were on their feet when Bo Horvat was the last guy to go in the shootout.

While LCA is undergoing a black seat renovation to hide attendance problems, the Wings have, with victories in three of their past four home games, given those in attendance reason to stay in their seats.

“As everyone has grown accustomed to the arena here, they don’t have to go and check out the concourse as much,” Blashill said. “I think they still like the beers and the food down here in the clubs, but — it’s not as much of a museum for people, now it’s an ice rink, a real nice stadium. But part of our job as a team is to give them something to get excited about, so we have to go out there and perform. Every time we’ve been in a game that’s close or we’re leading, the crowd has been great.

“Our guys see that when we give our group something to cheer for, it can be a real great building. It’s been a great building here the last number of games when we’ve won.”

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Below, watch the extended game highlights and post-game interviews.

 

Nyquist.

 

 

Howard.

 

 

Blashill.

 

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Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province before the game last night,

Michael Rasmussen easily crossed the 10-game rookie threshold last month because he never thought about returning to the Western Hockey League.

Call it confidence or the Detroit Red Wings realizing they may have something special in the Vancouver native and Surrey-raised product, who has nothing left to gain in the junior ranks.

The 19-year-old Rasmussen could have been re-assigned to the Tri-City Americans before his 10th game and avoid burning a year of his entry-level contract.

However, the early returns on the 6-6 winger, who can also play centre, have been so encouraging that coach Jeff Blashill is playing him more — and in more important roles. As a second-line winger, Rasmussen had two goals and an assist in his previous three games before facing the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday in the Motor City. He also logged a season-high 17:31 on Saturday against the Edmonton Oilers, and there’s more to his four points (2-2) in the first dozen games.

Rasmussen’s emerging game has also given the Wings a West-Coast feel because 20-year-old Langley native Dennis Cholowski is leading the club’s back end with eight points (2-6) in his first dozen outings.

As for Rasmussen, the challenge is to use his imposing size. The ninth-overall selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft has been protecting pucks better and making plays to earn him power-play time with the injury-riddled Red Wings, who are going through a tough transition.

And if Rasmussen’s progress continues, it will be difficult for the club to lend him to Team Canada for the world junior championship next month.

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/07/18 at 08:54 AM ET

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from the AP at USA TODAY,

A Detroit Red Wings home game looks and sounds a little like a memorial these days.

The lights are dimmed as images of the franchise’s glorious past flash digitally onto the ice before the puck drops, reminding the relative few fans in the stands how good things used to be. And, they were good. Really good.

Detroit’s 11 Stanley Cup banners are lowered from the rafters where retired jerseys are also displayed, rekindling memories of the four titles from 1997 to 2008 and the seven championships from 1936-55. The most successful U.S.-based NHL franchise has had some of the game’s all-time greats wear its sweater, adorned with a winged well, from Gordie Howe to Steve Yzerman and Nicklas Lidstrom.

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/07/18 at 09:25 AM ET

Hank1974's avatar

Death, Taxes and Blashill playing for OT/SO.

Posted by Hank1974 on 11/07/18 at 09:27 AM ET

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Peter J. Wallner of Mlive,

It wasn’t any easier for Joe Hicketts to go from the Detroit Red Wings to the Grand Rapids Griffins for a third time in less than a season, but it did come with its positives.

For one, the Griffins had open arms to have his presence on defense, and it showed as the team earned five of six points in three games in three days last weekend.

Individually, Hicketts returned to the AHL with some fresh hockey cred in his pocket. He had been the Red Wings since training camp - far longer than his two stints last season - that provided him valuable experience on and off the ice.

“You learn something new every day there (with the Red Wings) with the veteran guys around you like (Niklas) Kronwall, (Mike) Green and (Trevor) Daley,” Hicketts said. “They’ve been around like 10, 15 years and there’s so much you can learn from them from just watching and talking to them.”

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/07/18 at 10:21 AM ET

Hank1974's avatar

BTW, why the heck can’t I get an ice cream sandwich at JLA 2.0???
The Tigers offer them. My whole day was ruined - RUINED - when I visited Joe Jr for the first time and couldn’t buy an ice cream sandwich.
I have a very strict order of the food I eat when taking in a sporting event.
Who can I send an angry letter to??

Posted by Hank1974 on 11/07/18 at 11:25 AM ET

Primis's avatar

BTW, why the heck can’t I get an ice cream sandwich at JLA 2.0???
The Tigers offer them. My whole day was ruined - RUINED - when I visited Joe Jr for the first time and couldn’t buy an ice cream sandwich.
I have a very strict order of the food I eat when taking in a sporting event.
Who can I send an angry letter to??

Posted by Hank1974 on 11/07/18 at 11:25 AM ET

This is probably the angriest anyone has ever gotten about an ice cream sandwich.  wink

Posted by Primis on 11/07/18 at 05:03 PM ET

Hank1974's avatar

LOL!
I was like “Are we living in Russia right now?!?!”

Posted by Hank1974 on 11/07/18 at 06:39 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

Posted by Hank1974 on 11/07/18 at 11:25 AM ET
Hilarious! Totally love ice cream sandwiches

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 11/07/18 at 08:23 PM ET

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For those interested (see, all of you), I have written an email to guest services of the LCA demanding they right this wrong.

Posted by Hank1974 on 11/08/18 at 10:25 AM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

Thee Greatest Cookie ICE CREAM Sandwich EVER!

See here:
https://www.itsiticecream.com/products/ice-cream/chocolate-its-it

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 11/08/18 at 02:21 PM ET

Hank1974's avatar

Thee Greatest Cookie ICE CREAM Sandwich EVER!

See here:
https://www.itsiticecream.com/products/ice-cream/chocolate-its-it

Why have I not been made aware of this sandwich before?
I feel like someone has woken me from the Matrix. Now I must have one!

 

Posted by Hank1974 on 11/08/18 at 02:27 PM ET

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