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Gerard Gallant On The Wings And Berggren Continues To Impress

04/16/2022 at 8:42am EDT

via Mollie Walker of the New York Post,

“We played Detroit twice this year and both games I think went into overtime,” Gallant pointed out, referring to the Rangers’ 3-2 shootout loss on Feb. 17 and 5-4 overtime win on March 30. “They battle, they play hard, they got some good, young talent. They’re another team that’s out of the playoff picture, but they’re going to fight for their lives and they’re going to work hard.

“We got to worry about our game and get up for it and play well and get two points.”

from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,

Jonatan Berggren is proving he deserves to be in Detroit by continuing to be vital to the Grand Rapids Griffins’ hopes of qualifying for the American Hockey League playoffs.

Berggren produced the game-winning goal and an assist and fellow Red Wings draftee Victor Brattstrom made 30 saves to spark the Griffins to a crucial 3-1 win against the Iowa Wild. The Griffins (31-31-6) now have a .500 points percentage. Because the AHL has an unbalanced schedule this season, points percentage determines the standings. The Wild, at .508, hold the final playoff spot in the AHL’s Central Division.

Berggren has been one of the Griffins’ hottest players. The Swedish standout has three goals and five assists for eight points in his past five games. He has 54 points in 64 games for the Griffins this season. The Red Wings are pleased with his development. Berggren’s goal against Iowa was his seventh game-winner of the season.

The expectation is he will be on the Red Wings’ roster next season.

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Thumbs down to the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News for not even mentioned the passing of Hockey Hall of Fame player Mike Bossy.

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