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Quick Recap- Detroit Red Wings/Washington Capitals

You mave thought early in this game the Wings were about to get blown out with the Caps up early 2-0.

But the Wings got stronger as the game played out and win in OT 3-2.  Larkin with the gwg.

Goals and team stats are below.



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ilovehomers's avatar

Great snipe by The Cap!

Saves the sad power play from critique for one night.

Posted by ilovehomers on 10/27/21 at 08:44 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Hronek goes from the bench two games to leading TOI, including PP time and 2nd in PK.

Sure hope it makes sense to SY :S

Posted by ilovehomers on 10/27/21 at 08:47 PM ET


Excellent performance! Greiss was great in the third, Erne was all over the place. Raymond and Seider trusted in OT.

Posted by VPalmer on 10/27/21 at 09:09 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

Very complete, gritty game by the Wings. Erne’s best game of the season.

Spot on VP!

Go Wings!

Isn’t this fun?

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 10/27/21 at 09:29 PM ET

calquake's avatar

It was the type of road game that winning teams play. It’s early but this appears to be an improved team over last season.

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 10/27/21 at 09:29 PM ET

jhpcarrier97's avatar

Kudos to the PK, they adjusted and didn’t let Ovi have his way. The difference from last year, they would have folded but hey they played a good solid game.  Practice shows they been working on there 3 on 3 , keep those two Seider and Raymond out there, they know how to use the large ice, and nobody throws a body check in OT.

Posted by jhpcarrier97 on 10/27/21 at 09:40 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Seider and Raymond on the ice for the Larkin OTGWG.  It’s two rookies and a veteran, and I thought, “Two Kids and a goat.”


Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 10/27/21 at 09:52 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

26 y/o Captain

Posted by RWBill on 10/27/21 at 10:09 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

I thought they were going to lose it at the end of the 3rd or beginning of OT because the Caps had so much better puck control.  But in OT once the Wings got the puck, wow.  The patience of Seider, Raymond, and Larkin was fantastic - as was the puck control by each of them.  Very very skillful plays to keep control of the puck in all three zones.

And that Larkin goal???  That was a shocker.  I don’t know where he’s been hiding those skills but that was eeeeeelite material right there.

Posted by TreKronor on 10/28/21 at 08:54 AM ET


Heard somewhere that Larkin’s been working on changing shot angles - that little drag inside just before getting it off.  Shades of Austin Matthews . . .

Posted by Chris in DC on 10/28/21 at 10:14 AM ET


I thought they were going to lose it at the end of the 3rd or beginning of OT

Same here, it was definitely coming, but we bent and did not break. As for OT as much I loved Zetterberg, one thing I could not comprehend how many times he and his partner were going behind opponents net allowing 2 on 1 breaks the other way. I was also impressed how Seider/Raymond/Larkin were never out of position.

Posted by VPalmer on 10/28/21 at 12:35 PM ET

BIGFOOT88's avatar

so I was doing my usual critique/eval of our great friend DDK…. and looking at Plus/Minus, these stats indicate Danny was “even”...

But further analysis shows that everyone on the Wings was positive or even on the Plus/Minus ...

I am not a math major, but how can the Wings +/- total up to +12 (with no negative players) in a game that finished at 3 - 2 ??  Is that possible ??

thanks in advance…


Posted by BIGFOOT88 on 10/28/21 at 02:43 PM ET


+12 (with no negative players) in a game that finished at 3 - 2 ??  Is that possible ??

Logically should be +13. +5+5+3. I am not sure if maybe somebody was in the middle of a change when we scored first or second goal.

Posted by VPalmer on 10/28/21 at 03:31 PM ET

BIGFOOT88's avatar

got it ! i was looking at it wrongly !

Thanks for reply VP !

Damn… -i wore dunce cap on that one !


Posted by BIGFOOT88 on 10/28/21 at 03:44 PM ET

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