Abel to Yzerman

Abel to Yzerman

An Overtime Win For The Detroit Red Wings

02/01/2022 at 4:17am EST

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

They played solid defense all evening and in overtime, Jordan Oesterle scored his first goal as a Red Wing, giving the Wings a 2-1 victory over Anaheim at Little Caesars Arena....

Oesterle's parents, wife and two cousins were at the game Monday, and he estimates there's usually at least five family members at each game. Signed as an unrestricted free agent last summer, Oesterle has been in and out of the lineup.

But he's enjoying being back home and playing for his hometown team.

"It's been awesome, surreal, I have to pinch myself every day that I'm still in Michigan and playing for the team that I grew up watching," Oesterle said. "I'm pretty lucky."

Coach Jeff Blashill has been impressed with the way Oesterle has maintained confidence though not getting regular playing time.

"It's a pretty cool moment, I'm sure for him," said Blashill of the game-winning goal. "He's not new to the NHL but being a Detroit kid and scoring in overtime, being a overtime winner, that's awesome.

"He's played good when he's gone in. It' a challenge for a guy who goes in and out sometimes, but he's done a real good job."

The Wings limited Anaheim to 15 shots in the game. They outshot Anaheim 28-15 and allowed few quality scoring chances. The Wings moved back to .500 with the victory (20-20-6).

"The first period (Monday) was the way we have to play," Blashill said. "We managed the puck good, got pucks behind them, we defended well. We have to be keep doing it that consistently."

read on

Watch extended highlights below and a Larkin tidbit.

Create an Account

In order to leave a comment, please create an account.

About Abel to Yzerman

Welcome to Abel to Yzerman, a Red Wing blog since 1977. No other site on the internet has better-researched, fact-laden and better prepared discussions than A2Y. Re-phrase: we do little research, find facts and stats highly overrated and claim little to no preparation. There are 19 readers of A2Y. No more, no less. All of them, except maybe one, are juvenile in nature. Reminding them of that in the comment section will only encourage them to prove that.

Most Recent Posts

Most Recent Comments

Comment by exor54 in Kukla's Korner Hockey from the entry Evening Line -Larry Brooks - 2 hours ago
Comment by Paul in Kukla's Korner Hockey from the entry NHL Short Notes - 4 hours ago
Comment by Paul in Abel to Yzerman from the entry The Homestand Ends On A Losing Note - 9 hours ago
Comment by Paul in Abel to Yzerman from the entry The Homestand Ends On A Losing Note - 9 hours ago
Comment by Paul in Abel to Yzerman from the entry The Homestand Ends On A Losing Note - 10 hours ago