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The Power Play Looks Good This Preseason

10/05/2021 at 3:59pm EDT

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

"Certainly our puck movement's been good," coach Jeff Blashill said after Monday's game. "We've moved it quick. That's been a big piece of what Alex has been trying to get them to do is just take what's given and move it quick.

"Then eventually, you'll find a seam. But don't force pucks; take what's given."

Playing against a fairly stacked Chicago lineup with established veterans such as goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, defenseman Seth Jones, and forwards Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Alex DeBrincat (Farmington), the Wings matched with their own regulars.

Dylan Larkin, Bobby Ryan, Lucas Raymond, Taro Hirose and Nick Leddy were on the first unit, while Moritz Seider, Robby Fabbri, Pius Suter, Filip Zadina and Filip Hronek were on the second group.

Ryan, Raymond, Seider and Fabbri scored goals.

An interesting wrinkle on the second unit was moving Hronek to the flank (Seider was on top). Hronek was effective, setting up Fabbri for a goal.

"He's got a really good one-timer," Blashill said of Hronek. "It's pretty accurate. So he's a weapon over there for us. With him and (Seider), Seids can get the puck through pretty good. Then he can get over to Hronek, so you got two weapons there, people have to honor, and ultimately, that opens up the middle."

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