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Dylan Larkin Plays For The Moment

01/06/2019 at 8:11am EST

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

“The want is always there with him,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “He wants the moment. Some guys don’t totally want the moment. He absolutely, 100 percent wants the moment.”

The most recent moment was Friday. Larkin and the Red Wings played one of their best games of the season, only to see the Nashville Predators tie it with 1:16 remaining in regulation on a goal by Ryan Johansen.

Larkin then delivered in OT. He took a pass from Filip Hronek, skated the puck into the offensive zone, skated around a couple of defenders and whipped a backhand shot from the slot past Pekka Rinne to give the Red Wings a 4-3 victory at Little Caesars Arena.

“Great play by Fil, slowing it down, and he could have went D to D,” Larkin said. “But I think he saw how bad I wanted the puck and I put myself in a slot in the middle and I knew their D were tired, so I was waiting for (Tyler Bertuzzi) to get on and he did a great job to stay onside. Then their forward came to me and I did a stop-and-go and from there I just saw daylight and felt like a running back and went to the net and I saw a defenseman going down on one knee and I shot it before I got to him and I think it caught Rinne off-guard.

“I felt it and wanted that puck bad."

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