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Videos- The Talk After Detroit’s Optional Skate

Catch Hirose, Hronek and Blashill below after today's skate.

Normally I would put one video before the jump, but today the videos include an emoji or whatever you call it and it messes up my rss feed.



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from the Vancouver side.

Jeff Patterson of TSN Radio- Vancouver,

For the second consecutive Tuesday night, the Vancouver Canucks (5-3) and Detroit Red Wings (3-5) go head to head. Last week, the Canucks fell behind just 30 seconds after the opening face-off, but roared back with five unanswered goals – including three on the power play—to clip the Wings 5-1 at Rogers Arena. Tonight the teams meet at Little Caesars Arena.

The Canucks are coming off a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon. Bo Horvat, Brock Boeser and Jay Beagle staked Vancouver to a 3-0 first period lead and Jacob Markstrom made 38 saves including 16 in the third period as the Canucks held off a frantic Rangers push for the equalizer. The Canucks have won two of three games on this four game road trip that concludes tonight. They have also won five of their last six with the only set back in that stretch a 1-0 loss in New Jersey on Saturday.

Against the Rangers, the Canucks established season highs for shots in a period with 20 in the opening frame, overall shots in a game with 43 and total shot attempts with 79. With Sunday’s victory, the Canucks have won five of their last six games.


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/22/19 at 01:24 PM ET

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Game day notes from Dana Wakiji of DetroitRedWings.com,

If you look at Taro Hirose’s statistics at Michigan State and since’s he’s played in the NHL, it’s obvious that he is a pass-first forward.

In three seasons at MSU, Hirose had 116 points, 83 of them assists.

In his 10-game stint with the Red Wings last spring, Hirose had six assists among his seven points, which included an assist in each of his first five games.

This season, Hirose has two assists in eight games, both on the power play.

Currently, Hirose has four shots, tied with Trevor Daley (in four games) and Valtteri Filppula (eight games) for third fewest on the team.

Christoffer Ehn has two shots in six games and Madison Bowey does not have a shot in four games.

“I think it’s just trying to attack a little bit more,” Hirose said after the team’s optional morning skate at Little Caesars Arena. “The first couple of games I was a little too passive, not enough zone time. But now I’m feeling better out there. I had a couple of chances last game. I think I had that opportunity to score, so just continue to improve each game and just try to get some more stuff toward the net.”


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/22/19 at 01:53 PM ET

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