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Video- Mantha For The Win

11/11/2019 at 8:21am EST

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Mantha was driving toward the net, alone, after sidestepping Vegas defenseman Brayden McNabb, who made an unsuccessful poke for the puck.

Suddenly, Mantha had the game on his stick with just over 30 seconds left.

Mantha had teammates entering the zone, but he wasn’t going to give up the puck.

“My passing was not on point today,” Mantha said. “I was shooting 100 percent.”

Fortunately for the Wings, Mantha did. He beat goalie Malcolm Subban with the game-winner with just 31 seconds left, giving the Wings a dramatic and exciting 3-2 victory over Vegas on Sunday at Little Caesars Arena.

It was Mantha’s 11th goal this season — he also scored the exclamation point empty-net goal Friday against Boston — and capped a successful weekend for the Wings, after a lot of losing.

“It gives us a little bit of confidence,” Mantha said of the two victories over elite teams, after having lost 12 of 13 games. “Obviously (goaltender Jonathan) Bernier has been playing real good and we’re playing better defensively. That’s how we have to play to win these games.”

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