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Detroit's Offense Perks Up And Larkin Looking Good Again

12/08/2019 at 9:31am EST

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

When a team is as fragile as the Detroit Red Wings are, anything positive helps.

Their losing streak has grown to 11 games, but at least they came away from Saturday’s game with a little more confidence in their ability to score. After scoring just five goals the previous six games, the Wings scored twice in the third period in the 5-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

“We have to do a better job of trying to keep four out, or five, but I thought we competed right till the end and that’s a good sign for this team,” Luke Glendening said. “We had a tough first getting down 2-0, but we battled till the last minute.”

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

It was another night where the Detroit Red Wings answered more questions about the many things that have gone wrong during the team’s worst stretch in years.

But if there is anything positive to be gleaned from Saturday’s 5-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at Little Caesars Arena, it was Dylan Larkin looking like his usual self, following an extended slump.

Larkin picked up a goal and an assist, giving him four points in three games (two goals, two assists) after seven games without a point. He led the comeback efforts and had chances to score the tying goal in the final minute before John Marino’s empty-net goal with nine seconds remaining sealed it.

“His drive’s great,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said.

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Below, watch 5 1/2 minutes of Blashill after the game.

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