Red Wings Review November 7-13 2022

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Red Wings Review November 7-13 2022

Game Review – Game 1, SOL 2-3 vs Montreal, Game 2, L 8-2 vs Rangers, Game 3, L 4-3 @ Los Angeles.

Talking Hockey – The Detroit Red Wings continue their on-again, off-again, season with a week of weak play. Although, the real story for Detroit is injuries with five regulars on the shelf. Detroit is still struggling against the rush attack, yielding two goals to Montreal but otherwise controlled most of the game before losing in a shootout after forcing OT with a third period goal by Raymond. Against the Rangers, Detroit had a rough first period, followed by mostly controlling the second period before a complete collapse in the third saw New York score four goals in under three minutes, again with Detroit unable to do anything against the Rangers rush offense. Saturday, Detroit again struggled to contain the rush and yielded too many powerplay opportunities to LA.

Week Ahead – Detroit plays three times this week, all on the road. They’ll finish the California trip with games Tuesday against Anaheim and Thursday against San Jose, before finishing the week Saturday in Columbus.

Broken Wings – Robby Fabbri (Knee) returning January, Jake Walman (Shoulder) is expected to return from off-season surgery during the current road trip, Tyler Bertuzzi (Upper Body) will likely return Tuesday, Jakub Vrana (Player Assistance Program), Filip Zadina (Lower Body) Expected to return in January, Matt Luff (Upper Body) suffered facial fractures against Montreal and is expected to miss 10-12 weeks, Elmer Soderblom (undisclosed) injured blocking a shot against Montreal and is listed day-to-day but not expected to return before the weekend.

Hot Wings – Lucas Raymond – Raymond scored goals against Montreal and New York plus added an assist against LA. Joe Veleno – Veleno isn’t putting up a lot of offense, scoring only a goal this week, but his play has significantly improved. Veleno also was among the team leaders in shots and attempted shots against both New York and LA.

Frozen Wings – David Perron – Perron’s play lately has been solid, but it’s not translating to the score sheet. He managed an assist against LA, but otherwise has only 4 points for the entire month. Dylan Larkin – Larkin is still among the team leaders in all offensive categories this season but managed only a goal and an assist this week and has taken costly penalties at key moments.

In Play! Player of the Week – Lucas Raymond – Raymond’s transition from Frozen Wing to Player of the Week in just two weeks is more of a reflection of the play of the rest of the team rather than his. Raymond was the only player on the team not to take a step back this week.

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