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Not Their Best Night But The Wings Find A Way To Win In Overtime

12/05/2021 at 2:52am EST

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Defenseman Moritz Seider scored his third goal of the season - and second overtime game-winner Saturday - leading the Wings to a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders.

Seider's one-timer from the left dot at 3 minutes, 33 seconds of overtime extended the Red Wings' (13-9-3) win streak to five games - and they've earned points in six games (5-0-1).

"It wasn't our best game but we have that swagger now and that confidence and our ability to stick together and win those games," Seider said.

Maybe it was the skates that Seider wore that spurred that overtime goal?

"Actually I just tried them out this morning and they felt pretty good, so I was feeling it a little bit," said Seider, who played a career- and season-high 27 minutes, 19 seconds.

Seider became the first rookie defenseman in franchise history, and the fifth rookie blueliner in NHL history, to net multiple overtime goals in a single season. Seider is also the only rookie in the NHL this season with multiple overtime winners.

"Nobody wants to go to overtime," Seider said. "But it's always nice to get a little more time and space on the ice and you play against the best players, so it's always a treat to be out there."

Said coach Jeff Blashill of Seider: "He has a belief in himself and he has a real good skill set. He's been a big piece of the infusion of talent here and that's been a big reason we have been able to find ways to win games."

The five-game win streak is the longest the Wings have had since a six-game run from March 23 to April 2, 2019.

"I don't think there's any doubt when you win and you're successful you gain confidence," Blashill said. "Just like an individual player that gets points, you get confidence. The thing I would say, in this league, confidence is fleeting, so we have to keep earning it every game."

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Below are the extended game highlights.

added 4:16am, Nine minutes of coach Blashill is below.

Long version of Blashill postgame

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