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A Character Win For The Wings

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

The Red Wings continue to intrigue in these opening days of the regular season, and possibly no more than Wednesday in Washington.

Dylan Larkin capped a Red Wings rally in overtime with a 3-2 victory over the Capitals.

In overtime, Lucas Raymond carried the puck through the zone and dished it to Larkin near the dot. Larkin wristed a shot past goaltender Vitek Vanecek, Larkin's third goal, and sending the Wings to an impressive victory.

And, again, that was rookies Raymond and Moritz Seider drawing assists during three-on-three overtime on the game-winning goal.

"They're important for growth but that's not why we had them out there," said coach Jeff Blashill of having his two rookies on the ice with Larkin. "We think they give us a chance to make a real good hockey play."

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Raymond just looks so frigging polished already, and he’s just 19yo.  Kid is looking great.
Seider too. 

Now I’m getting worried that they are going to make too BIG of an impact….bye bye top 5 pick.

Luckily we still have to go Bertuzzi-less in the canada games, so that should help offset it somewhat.

Posted by Matt_in_MI on 10/28/21 at 06:23 AM ET

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Yzerman has done pretty well picking outside the trendy top 5 picks, so let’s stop with the tank mentality and learn to win.

Posted by RWBill on 10/28/21 at 09:40 AM ET

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It’s been quite some time since I was literally sitting at the edge of my seat the whole third period and OT and quite some time since I was not even thinking “OK, if we lose, it will be better for the lottery”,
There will be bumps on the road and losing streaks, but our team has been playing above my expectations so far and it’s so much fun.

Posted by VPalmer on 10/28/21 at 12:47 PM ET

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You lottery guys make me sick.  So negative, shall we just sit on the sidelines until the lottery experts say we can now play to win or play to tank?

Posted by jhpcarrier97 on 10/28/21 at 09:10 PM ET

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