The Malik Report
by Monica McAlister on 10/12/13 at 09:48 PM ET
With changes to the lineup in Detroit after a loss to the Phoenix Coyotes at home Michigan Native Luke Glendening wouldn’t take long to see action in his NHL debut.
With a hooking call to fellow Michigan native Danny DeKeyser Glendening would see time on the Red Wings penalty kill early in the game.
Hooking would become a theme for the night as the Flyers took a call of their own.
With Michael Raffl in the box it would be a chance for Detroit to finally notch a power play goal.
It would take a veteran not much time as Niklas Kronwall took the puck in deep and Todd Bertuzzi put the puck past Ray Emery to give the Red Wings their first power play goal of the season (they were the last team to net one).
Wings would get their third power play of the game late in the first as Braydon Coburn was called for holding Justin Abdelkader with less than 25 seconds left before intermission.
Flyers would kill off the penalty and get their shot at a power play of their own as Glendening would sit for holding.
A great pass from Daniel Aldfresson would lead to his second power play assist on a goal by Niklas Kronwall midway through the second.
A quick shot from Erik Gustafsson near the blue line seconds after would cut Detroit’s goal in half.
Philadelphia would get their third power play of the night as Jonathan Ericsson was called for hooking, only to have Wayne Simmonds get called for holding Detroit’s Drew Miller to negate the power play for the Flyers.
Pavel Datsyuk would score the third power play goal for the Wings to make it 3-1 for the home team over the Flyers.
Flyers would respond with a backhanded goal from McGinn to keep Philadelphia in the game.
Detroit’s captain would make a stand with two goals late in the game to make it a 5-2 win for the Red Wings Breast Cancer Awareness Night.
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