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Time To Become A Good Home Team

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Now they must capitalize on a stretch that has them playing 13-of-15 games at Little Caesars Arena, starting Saturday against the Columbus Blue Jackets (7 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit)....

Jimmy Howard is expected to start against the Blue Jackets (9-6-1), who are winless in three (0-2-1) heading into Friday's game against Carolina.

Detroit has won four of its past six. The young forwards are leading the way.

Anthony Mantha has taken over the team scoring lead with 16 points (eight goals, eight assists), after picking up eight points (including four goals) in the past six games. He logged a career-high 22:10 at Calgary, scoring a goal and setting up two others with brilliant passes.

Dylan Larkin, who has become more of a facilitator while playing center full-time, is second on the club with 15 points and tied for first in assists with Mike Green (13).

Martin Frk, who has moved up and down the lineup, has a goal in three consecutive games after going 10 games without a goal....

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this stretch probably makes or breaks them. expect 52 to cost them at least a few goals.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 11/10/17 at 12:45 PM ET

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Martin Frk, who has moved up and down the lineup, has a goal in three consecutive games after going 10 games without a goal….

May I suggest an edit to the sentence above…

Martin Frk, who has moved up and down the lineup, has a goal in three consecutive games after wasting the previous 10 games playing on an ineffective 4th line with the likes of GlenDENING, Wilson, etc…His scoring magically resumed after he was once again paired with some skill and featured on the PP.

Posted by fatsavage on 11/10/17 at 01:17 PM ET

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Martin Frk, who has moved up and down the lineup, has a goal in three consecutive games after going 10 games without a goal….

While Frky has been playing well, one of those goals was credited to him but Mantha actually scored it off a defenders stick.  The puck was on a defenders stick in the crease.  Mantha whacked the back of the defenders stick, knocking the puck into the net.  Since Mantha didn’t actually hit the puck, only the defenders stick, they gave the goal to Frk, since he was the last Red Wing to touch it before Mantha knocked it in….  That goal was 95% Mantha’s, he just didn’t get the credit for it.

 

Posted by Matt_in_MI on 11/10/17 at 01:27 PM ET

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Posted by fatsavage on 11/10/17 at 01:17 PM ET

Haha, no kidding. He might as well have been back in Toledo for those 10 games.  When slotted properly the kid is a weapon.

Posted by Steve1306 on 11/10/17 at 02:52 PM ET

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Martin Frk, who has moved up and down the lineup, has a goal in three consecutive games after wasting the previous 10 games playing on an ineffective 4th line with the likes of GlenDENING, Wilson, etc…His scoring magically resumed after he was once again paired with some skill and featured on the PP.

Posted by fatsavage on 11/10/17 at 01:17 PM ET
Well Put FS. lol

Maybe it should be Glendamming? 

Frk reminds me of Koslov (Detroit’s original Russian number 13). Not as good as of skater, but plays well off the boards and he can find a seem. His shot is not as bad as the media has portrayed it. I loved him in GR.

Posted by damndog from The Eastside of Detroit on 11/10/17 at 05:09 PM ET

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