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Quick Recap- The Team With 11 Cups Against The Team With 6

Even though the shots on goal after the first period read Detroit 21 Chicago 12, the Blackhawks looked like the better team and lead 2-1 after 20 minutes.

To me, the second period looked a lot like the first but without any scoring.

Early in th third period, Chicago scored to make it 3-1.  The Wings started applying more pressure at that point but the Blackhawks scored on the power play to make it 4-1 with just under 13 minutes left.

Patrick Kane made it 5-1 with his 400th career goal and I started writing this recap.

Evgeny Svechnikov scored on the power play, his second goal in two games to make it 5-2 Chicago.

Soon thereafter, it was 6-2 Chicago and I resumed with the recap.

Another goal from the Blackhawks and Thomas Greiss shows his frustration by snapping his stick on the goal post and the the crossbar.

Final score Chicago 7 Detroit 2

Detroit goals are below.

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Back To Back

The Wings finally won two games in a row for the first time this season, and, scored on the power play after forty unsuccessful attempts. Tonight they play the second game of a back to back, so, if they can manage another win, it will be another first this season. We all know that the odds are not in favor of the Wings, but, who cares? Just go with the flow...

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A Major Part Of Detroit’s Rebuild Is Ready To Make The Team Next Season

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

Seider has made himself at home with Rögle BK in Sweden’s top hockey league. He recorded his sixth goal Saturday, helping Rögle pad their position atop the standings with a 4-2 victory over Skellefteå. It was Seider’s 26th point in 36 games, a 0.72 points-per-game average. Seider averages around 20 minutes a game, plays in all situations and benefits from feedback from personnel with Rögle and the Wings. Seider has been in Sweden since October, when the Wings placed him there because the SHL was one of the few leagues operating in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It wasn’t easy stepping into the league midway through, but it was nice to have a chance to play professional hockey at the highest level in Sweden,” Seider told the Free Press in an exclusive interview this week. “The first couple games were really challenging, but I have a great defense partner in Eric Gelinas who helped me a lot during the first weeks, and even now, every single day, he helps me get a little bit better.

“I’m really comfortable in this league now. I think things have gone really well. I just want to help the team win, that’s all I care about.”...

Seider recently missed three weeks recovering from a shoulder injury after crashing into the boards, but he returned Feb. 18 in great spirits.

“I am really happy to be back with the team and I am really looking forward to the last stretch of the season before heading into playoffs,” Seider said. “I am feeling really healthy and really strong.”...

“You want to make the lineup at some point and I think I can give myself a really good chance cracking the lineup on opening night next year,” Seider said. “That is the big goal I am working for. Hopefully I have a chance to wear the Red Wings jersey sooner rather than later.”

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A Team Win

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

The Detroit Red Wings boosted their confidence with a well-played outing against an Original Six rival.

Their 5-3 victory Saturday at United Center marked the first time in five meetings this season the Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks, and the first time the Wings have won consecutive games. With three victories in their last four games, the Wings improved to 7-13-3, enough to leap past the Dallas Stars and out of the bottom spot in the Central Division.

“We talked from day one, we have to win as a team,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “We haven’t won enough as a team but we’ve worked as a team and our guys have worked for each other, competed for each other.

“We’ve scored here in the last couple games and it’s been depth of scoring, and that’s what we need.”


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Videos- Detroit Talk After A 5-3 Win In Chicago

First up is Vladislav Namestnikov duh Evgeny Svechnikov, below find the game highlights and Mickey Redmond.  More coming.  added 11:06pm, Jeff Blashill is below.  added 11:27pm, in one video find Nielsen, Svechnikov and Blashill.  added 11:47pm, a late entry, Frans Nielsen is below.


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Quick Recap- Detroit/Chicago

Final score- Detroit 5 Chicago 3

Another complete game from the Wings although the first period was a bit shaky.

Helm, Svechnikov and Nielsen with their first goals of the season.

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Expectations Are Low

The Wings pulled out a win, and, scored a few goals a couple of nights ago. Still, the fans are waiting for that ever elusive two wins in a row. Expectations are low. It's not helping that the Wings have gone zero for forty on the awful, sad excuse of a power play.

Can the Wings score on the power play, and, pull out a win tonight? We'll see....

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Video- Coach Blashill Before The Game Tonight

Larkin out today and tomorrow, then coach talk for the rest of the video.


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Two Recalled From The Taxi Squad

Frans Nielsen and Evgeny Svechnikov have been recalled by the Wings from the taxi squad.

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Winning Streak For The Grand Rapids Griffins Hits Four

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Griffins jumped out to a 3-0 lead over the first 22 minutes-and-change on Friday en route to toppling the AHL’s last undefeated team, stopping the Chicago Wolves’ seven-game winning streak and earning their fourth straight victory in 4-1 fashion at Van Andel Arena.

Griffins leading scorer Riley Barber (4-4—8) scored a pair of goals to extend his point streak to six games, while Kevin Boyle captured the win in his Van Andel Arena debut behind 22 saves that pushed Grand Rapids to 2-0 at home.

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