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Videos- Wrapping Up Detroit’s Win In Nashville

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

Dylan Larkin has a new nickname for linemate Anthony Mantha.

Larkin, Mantha and Tyler Bertuzzi form the Detroit Red Wings’ first and funniest line, fostering speed, grit and power. They dominated the season opener, scoring first and last in the 5-3 victory over the Nashville Predators Saturday at Bridgestone Arena.

Mantha made it 2-0 midway through the first period when he picked up the puck in his own zone and strode up the middle, splitting defenders in his way.

“The flying Frenchman,” Larkin said with a laugh. “He was in the air and everything.

“He was moving his feet. It was a great goal, one of the best I’ve seen him score. When he moves his feet like that, he’s hard to stop.”


Below, watch extended game highlights plus post-game interviews.

added 9:18am, Mickey Redmond on his broadcasting career, watch below.

Extended game highlights...












Larkin, Howard, Mantha and Blashill...



Mickey Redmon on 41 years of broadcasting...


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Paul's avatar

Dana Wakiji of the Wings’ website after the win…

“But look at Luke Glendening’s game tonight, it gives me chills thinking about it. He blocks everything, he wins face-offs, scored the game-winning goal. He does everything and we got guys like that all around this room.”—Larkin

“I think (my confidence is) as close or same as my last year in juniors. Since then it’s never been as close. For us as a line it’s huge. We just right away come back to where we left last year. It’s exactly what we wanted and we had a great camp. This game just proves we’re meant to be a first line together and hopefully we can stick around for the whole season.”—Mantha

much more

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/06/19 at 08:36 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

Thanks Paul.

Posted by RWBill on 10/06/19 at 11:23 AM ET

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