Red Wings Review Oct 31- Nov 6 2022
Game Review – Game 1, L 3-8 @ Buffalo. Game 2, W 3-1 vs Washington. Game 3, W 3-0 vs Islanders. Game 4, 2-2 @ Rangers.
Broken Wings – Robby Fabbri (Knee) on schedule for January 2023 return. Tyler Bertuzzi (Upper Body). Jakub Vrana (Player Assistance Program). Oskar Sundqvist (Upper Body) Still week to week. Filip Zadina (Lower Body) Likely broken leg from blocking a shot against Islanders; 6-8 week timeline.
Talking Hockey – The Detroit Red Wings opened this week with their worst effort of the season, resulting in a loss in Buffalo. Detroit needed a bounce back week and did not get any effort from the entire bench on Monday. Then, early penalty trouble resulted in a quick goal by Washington, but instead of falling apart, like we’ve seen for the last few seasons, the Wings came back, won that game with a solid effort, and then blanked the Islanders on Saturday. A slow start Sunday against the Rangers resulted in a two-goal deficit after 20 but Detroit again bounced back again, the game up in the second and playing a matched game with New York through the third.
Week Ahead – Detroit plays three games this week. Detroit hosts Montreal on Tuesday and the Rangers on Thursday, before starting their first West Coast swing of the season in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Hot Wings – Ville Husso – Husso stopped 57 of 58 shots faced this week and has established himself as a leader in almost every goaltending metric in the league. Dominik Kubalik – Continues his hot streak on the top line, putting up four points (2G, 2A) this week. Lucas Raymond – Raymond put up only two points this week (2G) but was a positive factor the later half of the week and worked himself out of the doghouse.
Frozen Wings – Alex Nedeljkovic – Ned has epitomized the bad play of the Wings this season. Not always his fault, but he played a solid game Sunday and needs to build on that. Michael Rasmussen – Ever since the injury to Sundqvist, Rasmussen has been off his game and taking bad penalties that have cost the team in key situations.
In Play! Player of the Week – Dominik Kubalik – Kubalik has been a tear early this season. He’s tied with Larkin for the team lead in Goals, Assists and Points, and has 15 points (6G, 9A) in 12 games.