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A Saturday Practice

10/22/2022 at 1:04pm EDT

After last night's game, Lalonde mentioned Larkin was still hurting post game and would be reevaluated today.

He practiced today so all must be good.

Practice lines below.




Lalonde must have read my post in the earlier thread. :-)



from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

“We tried to be a detailed face-off team, we tried to incorporate some face-off intensity, not just putting it all on our centers,” he said. “That’s how you become a better face-off team, when it’s a five-man face-off unit.”

Copp has won 52 percent of his face-offs during his career but has won only 22-of-68 (32.4 percent) thus far. Coming off core muscle surgery could be a factor.

“I haven’t been very good,” Copp said of his face-off proficiency. “Part of it is timing, part of it is playing center again, part of it is bearing down. The injury is … I don’t want to make excuses.

“We’re going to get better in the face-off circle, there’s no doubt. We’ll understand a little bit more about where the puck is going to go and have a little bit more support from the wingers and centers and will get that rhythm and flow again.”



from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Basically, how to close out an opponent (such as the season-opening win against Montreal) with stingy team defense, capitalizing on offensive chances, and minimizing turnovers. The Wings still have some growing pains to overcome.

"It is a learning and growing thing," coach Derek Lalonde said. "The egregious mistakes that ended up in the back of our net were direct results from our young guys, and the reality is they have to go through those things to learn from them and improve on them.

"And they will."

Lucas Raymond had control of the puck in overtime, before it slid away from him and landed on the stick of Chicago's Max Domi, who broke in and snapped a game-winning shot past goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic.

"It's still growth there," Lalonde said. "It's one of many things we're going to talk to him about, details in his game. In today's NHL you have to develop guys on the fly and that's what we'll do with him. He'll go right back there and he'll get plenty of opportunity on Sunday (against Anaheim/5 p.m./ESPN/97.1) and he'll get better from this."



Perron as a little more of a finisher on the second line might be good. And Raymond back with Larkin might help his comfort level. 


From the previous post, this is quite the stat.  Does that mean by the same team, which I think Chicago did.

From #RedWings statistician Greg Innis: Last night was the first time in franchise history there was an even-strength goal, a power play goal, a shorthanded goal, a successful penalty shot and an overtime goal in the same game.

Royal Grand Exalted PooBahrwbill

Mario did it in one game. A record that will never be broken. If I remember correctly. 

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah

Doh! Not quite the same. Empty netter instead of overtime. 

Google this sentence. 

nhl mario lemieux goals in a game record

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