from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,
"With all this winning we’ve done lately, I think we’ve done a good job of not getting too high," coach Derek Lalonde said. "And I think that has led to good performance after good performance. It’s the same message on a low - don’t get too low.
"It’s going to be a really fun chase for a playoff spot. Embrace it. But these are the things that go into it. It would be really easy to put your head down and feel sorry for yourself, but we could have won."
The mini-series against the Senators intrigues because they're among the teams the Wings are battling with for a playoff spot. The Wings (28-22-8) are four points up on the Senators (28-26-4); adding four points to Detroit's bank while simultaneously keeping them from the Senators would significantly widen the Wings' lead on at least one challenger.
"We’ve talked in this room about how we just can’t get on a run and we lose a couple and win a couple," Larkin said. "Since the All-Star break we’ve had losses but we’ve responded really well and we are going to have to do that again, and we are going to have to do that the rest of the way. We’re not going to win out — it would be awesome if we did, but it’s pretty unrealistic. So we have to keep responding well. We are treating this like our playoffs right now, because it is. We are fighting for our lives."
from Mike G. Morreale of NHL.com,
This week, a look at the top six Sweden-born rookies (listed alphabetically):
Jonatan Berggren, F, Detroit Red Wings: The 22-year-old left wing, born in Uppsala, leads Sweden-born NHL rookies in goals (11), points (21) and power-play points (eight) in 44 games. Berggren, selected in the second round (No. 33) of the 2018 NHL Draft, is a left-handed shot capable of playing either wing on any line, most recently with center Joe Veleno and right wing Robby Fabbri. He had 64 points (21 goals, 43 assists) in 70 games for Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League in 2021-22, his first season in North America.
"He's obviously an incredible player and sees the ice really well," Veleno said. "It's easy to get open with his style of game. I know what he's thinking most of the time, spending time with him in Grand Rapids. It just makes it that much easier."
Going to be a big 2 games. Helburg will probably play one. Ras is out both games I assume. A loss of either game is a definite setback.
Scoreboard watching has come a little early, first time in years however.
With Buffalo, Pittsburgh and NYI all winning the Wings certainly need 2-3 points in Ottawa, but wouldn’t be a disaster of they don't.
None of these EC WC teams are tearing it up yet and haven’t shown an ability to go on a lengthy run to separate from the Peloton of Suck.
The Wings do need to get points on their games in hand, including 5 games on the NYI.
Tampa predictably rolled over for Crybaby Sunday, after shutting out the Red Wings on Saturday.
I show Pit 7 TB 3
EDIT: Elliot ( regards to ET ) now at 37 years of age had some great years in St L flirting with the .930 save percentage. Lit up yesterday, apparently, after V stood on his head in Detroit the day before.
A2Y- Embrace The Run
I remember a few years ago this became “Embrace the Suck” lol.
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