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Michael Rasmussen Trying To Play A Heavy Game

11/16/2021 at 6:52pm EST

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Forward Michael Rasmussen scored his first goal of the season Monday, a hopeful sign the big center is ready to roll offensively.

Rasmussen's line has been effective of late, with Vladislav Namestnikov doing the most damage. The line has forced the opposition to play much more defense than it would expect.

"A big way to shut them down is to make them play defense, and be good in the offensive zone," Rasmussen said. "We've done a good job of that and we have to keep going. It's a big role and and it's a big way to help our team, if we do get scoring opportunities."

Rasmussen's goal Monday was a long shot from the top of circle. But Rasmussen has been attempting to use his 6-foot-6 frame down low recently in an effort to help himself, and his linemates.

"No one wants to be stuck in the defensive zone," Rasmussen said. "So if we can get a cycle going and handle the puck, it tires them (the opposition) out and gets them frustrated."

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