Red Wings Review November 14-20 2022
Game Review – Game 1, OTL 2-3 @ Anaheim, Game 2, W 7-4 @ San Jose, Game 3, W 6-1 @ Columbus
Talking Hockey – The Detroit Red Wings shook off the underwhelming week they had last week and played to the caliber they are capable of. The return of Jake Walman and Tyler Bertuzzi certainly helped, although neither player contributed against Anaheim. The real story of this week was the emergence of Filip Hronek. Hronek picked up a goal against San Jose in the first, keeping the game close before Detroit emerged in the second period and took complete control at the halfway point of the third. A similar theme occurred Saturday as the Wings traded chances with Columbus in the first period before coming out in the second and completely dominating the remainder of the game.
Week Ahead – Detroit plays twice this week in what is the start of their first extended home stand of the season. On Wednesday they host Nashville and on Friday they host Arizona.
Broken Wings – Robby Fabbri (Knee) returning January, Jakub Vrana (Player Assistance Program), Filip Zadina (Lower Body) Expected to return in January, Matt Luff (Upper Body) expected return January, Elmer Soderblom (undisclosed) listed day-to-day, Gustave Lindstrom (lower body) no timeline given, probably week to week.
Hot Wings – Filip Hronek – Hronek scored three goals on four points this week, but more than the goals themselves was the fact that they were timely goals in key points of games. David Perron – Perron finally made it out of the doghouse, putting up five points (1G, 4A) this week. Perron was major force against San Jose. Dylan Larkin – Likewise as Perron, Larkin carried the team on Saturday with three (1G, 2A) of his five points (1G, 4A) for the week.
Frozen Wings – Moritz Seider – Seider did put up four points (1G, 3A) this week, with the goal being in San Jose and all three assists in Columbus. Prior to that, Seider had 5 points though 16 games and has struggled to maintain the form that won him the Calder Trophy last season. Michael Rasmussen – Rasmussen started this season strong, but has been mostly quiet, except for some ill-timed penalties, as of late. He did manage two points (1G, 1A) this week but his eight points (2G, 6A) on the season are below what was expected of him.
In Play! Player of the Week – Filip Hronek – Hronek paced the blue line of Detroit this week. His four points came at key moments of games. Going back to the LA game last week, Hronek has six points in his last four games on top of being a +4 in that same span.