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Raymond Is NHL Rookie of the Month for November

From the NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK - Detroit Red Wings left wing Lucas Raymond, who led all rookies with five goals, seven assists and 12 points in 14 games, has been named the NHL's "Rookie of the Month" for November.

Raymond, who was selected fourth overall in the 2020 NHL Draft, edged Red Wings teammate Alex Nedeljkovic (6-2-1, 2.24 GAA, .934 SV%) Anaheim Ducks center Trevor Zegras (4-5-9 in 11 GP), New Jersey Devils center Dawson Mercer (3-6-9 in 13 GP), Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Michael Bunting (3-6-9 in 14 GP) and Boston Bruins goaltender Jeremy Swayman (5-2-0, 2.30 GAA, .914 SV%) for the honor.

Raymond found the scoresheet in nine of his 14 November appearances, including a trio of three-game point streaks: Nov. 4-7 (2-3-5), Nov. 13-16 (1-3-4) and Nov. 20-27 (2-1-3). The 19-year-old Gothenburg, Sweden, native registered his first career three-assist performance Nov. 6 at BUF and scored his first career overtime goal Nov. 27 vs. BUF, making him the second teenager in Red Wings history to accomplish the latter feat - after Steve Yzerman on Oct. 26, 1983, also vs. BUF.

Raymond, who joins teammate Moritz Seider (October) as a "Rookie of the Month" winner this season and is the only rookie who currently leads his team in scoring, tops NHL rookies in goals (9), assists (t-12), points (21) and power-play goals (3) through 23 total appearances in 2021-22.

The Red Wings are the first NHL team with different "Rookie of the Month" winners in consecutive months since the Toronto Maple Leafs in December (Auston Matthews) and January (Mitchell Marner) of 2016-17.


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Bertuzzi In COVID protocol

From Ansar Khan of Mlive,

DETROIT – Detroit Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi will be in COVID protocol for 10 days and miss a total of five games, coach Jeff Blashill said.

The Red Wings placed Bertuzzi in COVID protocol prior to Wednesday’s 4-3 shootout victory over the Seattle Kraken at Little Caesars Arena.

He will be eligible to return Dec. 14 against the New York Islanders


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PK Update

I want to let everyone know that Paul is feeling a bit better, but, has to lay low for another day. He's hoping to be back sometime tomorrow if all goes well. 

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Let’s Keep Er’ Going

Last night the Wings put forth the honest effort that we all knew they had in them, and in doing so, not only won the game, but, gave the Detroit Red Wings franchise their 3000th win. It wasn't at all pretty, but yes, it is a big deal. A milestone win. Plus, we all know how hard it's been for this team to win on the road.

Nedeljkovic, with another great game, made 41 saves to keep the Wings in it, and seal the victory. Considering that the team put only 16 shots on goal speaks volumes about our goaltender. He is the kind of player that helps to instill confidence in every guy on the ice.

Tonight we face off against the newly minted Seattle Kraken. It's a back to back for the Wings. So, let's keep er' going. The confidence, and the honest effort. Winning would be the extra bonus....


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Update On Paul

A heads up for KK and A2Y subscribers. Paul will be out of commission for the next 24 to 48 hours, and, asked me to relay the news. I know we'll all be keeping good thoughts for his quick return. 

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Videos- After A Road Win In Boston

First up we have a game recap then below are the extended game highlights, Alex Nedeljkovic then Dylan Larkin and Jeff Blashill in one video.

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Playing a patient and disciplined road game, and getting continued top-notch goaltending from Alex Nedeljkovic, who tied a career-high with 41 saves, the Wings went into Boston and defeated the Bruins, 2-1....

s good as Nedeljkovic was again, coach Jeff Blashill felt it was an impressive team victory.

"We played good defensively and we gave up shots, but we didn't give up a whole lot of chances," Blashill said. "When we did, he (Nedeljkovic) did a good job and that's the type of game that can really help goalies push their save percentages high because it's a decent amount of shots but decent amount from the outside.

"For me, this would be more of a team defense success than just one player. Certainly Alex did a good job and against St. Louis he stole us a game, but that wasn't the case (Tuesday). We played real good defensively, and it allows you to go on the road and quell momentum like we've talked about."

Boston had won 11 of the previous 12 games between the teams at TD Garden, so this was a notable victory.

"It's a tough building to play in, it's a momentum building," forward Dylan Larkin said. "When you take penalties and they go on the power play, they move the puck around well and it's hard, but we did a great job of staying disciplined early and we played a great road game and got great goaltending."

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Quick Recap- Detroit Red Wings/Boston Bruins

It's been a tough day for me today as I continue to fight some kind of bug.

So turning it over to you for your thoughts on Detroit's 2-1 win.

Detroit goals below and I will have the post game talk in the morning.

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An Honest Effort

There's not much to say. The team has managed to put together a couple of wins, which is good. The problem is, which Wings team will be showing up tonight? 

The Wings haven't played well against the Broons so far this season. It's been downright embarrassing actually. As a Wings fan, and, in unison with the rest of the 19, all we are asking is for the Wings to show up tonight, make an honest effort, and, don't just mail it in. 

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Video- After The Skate In Boston

No media update from the skate except the Wings posted a video of players skating.



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Just The Facts

from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,

Here are six things going on with the Detroit Red Wings that may have escaped your notice:

Tyler Bertuzzi Slumping
Detroit fans were over the moon about Bertuzzi’s start. It was memorable. But he hasn’t been the same player lately. He has gone nine games without a goal. He has three points in those nine games. By  comparison,  Bertuzzi’s center, Dylan Larkin, has points in eight of his past nine games. Larkin has accumulated 11 points in those nine games. His other wing, Lucas Raymond, has three goals and seven points in that span. In those nine games, Raymond has 14 shots on goal. Bertuzzi has 22, but eight of those came in the last game against Buffalo

Too Many Shots on Goal
Only four teams are giving up more shots on goal than the Detroit Red Wings. The Red Wings are giving up an average of 33.7 shots per game. The Edmonton Oilers, Columbus Blue Jackets,  Ottawa Senators and Philadelphia Flyers are the only teams giving up more.


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