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Blashill up first, then Larkin and Hronek below.



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from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Opponents probably see Filip Hronek as a skilled European defenseman with a good shot and offensive instincts.

Dylan McIlrath saw another side of Hronek when they were teammates in Grand Rapids, elements the young defenseman has shown at times with the Detroit Red Wings: being abrasive, hard to play against and not backing down.

It led to Hronek’s first NHL fighting major in Friday’s 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins, when he got under Brad Marchand’s skin.

“The star players hate him, which is a good quality to have,” McIlrath said. “If he can get a matchup, him and Marchand going at it, that’s great. Obviously, we want him on the ice because he’s an amazing player, but he has a knack for getting under people’s skin and that can help him in the future.


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/09/19 at 04:52 PM ET

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Dana Wakiji and Art Regner of the Wings website,

One determined play by Larkin switched the momentum and the outcome of the game.

“I did have a good feeling when I picked up that puck. Right when I got it, I felt like I was going to make something happen,” Larkin said. “I thought I could have a burst of speed and could’ve got around and cut to the net but I decided to go around and just throw it. I was trying to get it to Mo (Anthony Mantha) but I think it was a big play for us to get back into the game.

“It’s an emotional game. There’s so many emotions that go on during a hockey game. Sometimes you need to control it and channel it to something positive, and sometimes you let yourself get a little (ticked) off and sometimes that works for your game. Everyone’s different but I go through a lot of emotions in a game. Absolutely.”

On his game-tying goal, Larking wasn’t ticked off.

“I was more driven. I just wanted to get the puck and put it in the net,” he said. It was such a big play for the Wings, Blashill called it a “huge, huge thing” in his post-game press conference.

Teammate Tyler Bertuzzi was a little more succinct, saying, “That’s what Dyl does, he skates and he makes plays.”

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/09/19 at 05:09 PM ET

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