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The Weekly Wrap Up: Week 4: Inconsistent and Scrambled

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Florida Panthers Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

After a tough week that saw the Red Wings take only one point against three tough opponents they came into this week looking at couple opportunities for points early on before a trip down to Florida later in the week. Effort, or lack there of, line combinations and the return of Andreas Athanasiou would dominate the discussions throughout the week.

Game 9 – Vancouver Canucks @ Detroit Red Wings

Result: 4-1 Vancouver

3 Stars

1st Sven Baertschi (2G)

2nd Jake Virtanen (1G)

3rd Bo Horvat (2A)

Quick Recap

A real stinker of a game started out relatively even with the teams trading even strength goals by Sven Baertschi and Anthony Mantha in the first. The second was a different story as Vancouver outplayed, outshot and eventually outscored the Red Wings in the second to take a 4-1 lead into the final stanza before locking it down defensively against a uninterested Red Wings in the third to win 4-1.

Box Score

Skaters G A PTS PIM S SHFT TOI CF% CRel% ZSO ZSD oZS% HIT BLK
Justin Abdelkader 0 0 0 0 0 22 16:27 37.1 -14.3 8 6 57.1 0 1
Trevor Daley 0 0 0 0 1 27 19:55 36.8 -15.4 7 9 43.8 1 2
Jonathan Ericsson 0 0 0 0 1 25 20:27 37.8 -13.7 6 10 37.5 0 0
Martin Frk 0 0 0 0 0 17 14:13 54.2 9.8 6 3 66.7 3 0
Luke Glendening 0 0 0 0 0 18 11:59 33.3 -16.1 3 5 37.5 5 0
Mike Green 0 1 1 2 1 29 23:26 47.6 1.6 11 3 78.6 1 0
Darren Helm 0 0 0 0 0 19 15:35 48.1 1.9 4 5 44.4 2 1
Nick Jensen 0 0 0 0 2 23 16:20 53.8 9.5 2 6 25 0 1
Niklas Kronwall 0 0 0 0 0 28 22:00 48.6 2.9 10 2 83.3 2 0
Dylan Larkin 0 0 0 0 1 22 17:28 40.5 -9.5 6 9 40 0 2
Anthony Mantha 1 0 1 0 2 22 16:23 65.4 24.9 6 2 75 1 0
Frans Nielsen 0 0 0 0 2 19 15:34 51.7 7 6 5 54.5 0 0
Gustav Nyquist 0 1 1 0 2 21 16:38 57.1 14.2 6 2 75 0 1
Xavier Ouellet 0 0 0 0 2 23 15:53 53.6 9.4 2 6 25 0 1
Tomas Tatar 0 0 0 2 3 23 16:51 44.1 -3.8 6 7 46.2 0 0
Scott Wilson 0 0 0 0 0 13 9:28 46.2 -0.5 3 3 50 2 0
Luke Witkowski 0 0 0 0 1 12 9:20 46.2 -0.5 1 2 33.3 1 1
Henrik Zetterberg 0 0 0 0 3 22 18:03 51.7 7 6 2 75 0 0

Player GA SA SV SV% TOI
Jimmy Howard 4 37 33 0.892 60:00

Game 10 – Detroit Red Wings @ Buffalo Sabres

Result: 1-0 Buffalo

3 Stars

1st Robin Lehner (32SV)

2nd Benoit Pouliot (1G)

3rd Evander Kane (7SOG, 2H)

Quick Recap

The Red Wings held a team meeting instead of practice the day after the Vancouver game and before this one. The coaches walked through the entire Vancouver game on video and led the team in a discussion about the issues and how to fix them with their effort being the biggest problem. While the effort was better at times in this one the Red Wings still looked listless at times and disinterested at others. Buffalo played a smart and simple game, blocking a lot of shooting and passing lanes and not allowing the Red Wings to get anything going offensively. Benoit Pouliot would give the Sabres a 1-0 lead halfway throw the second and that would be enough as the Sabres shutout the Red Wings 1-0.

Box Score

Skaters G A PTS PIM S SHFT TOI CF% CRel% ZSO ZSD oZS% HIT BLK
Justin Abdelkader 0 0 0 0 3 23 17:45 53.1 3.9 7 8 46.7 2 1
Trevor Daley 0 0 0 0 4 33 22:54 43.2 -12.2 5 14 26.3 0 0
Jonathan Ericsson 0 0 0 0 0 30 22:20 37.5 -19.9 3 13 18.8 2 0
Martin Frk 0 0 0 0 3 17 12:09 66.7 20.9 3 7 30 1 0
Luke Glendening 0 0 0 0 5 14 9:11 50 -0.7 4 6 40 3 1
Mike Green 0 0 0 0 0 31 24:48 51.4 1.4 18 6 75 0 1
Darren Helm 0 0 0 0 1 20 17:01 33.3 -23.2 6 9 40 0 0
Nick Jensen 0 0 0 0 1 22 13:24 56.5 7.9 3 7 30 1 0
Niklas Kronwall 0 0 0 0 1 30 20:29 60 14 12 3 80 2 0
Dylan Larkin 0 0 0 6 2 26 20:16 64.9 23.8 8 8 50 0 0
Anthony Mantha 0 0 0 2 2 24 17:35 56.5 7.9 6 4 60 3 0
Frans Nielsen 0 0 0 0 0 21 14:51 33.3 -22.3 5 7 41.7 0 0
Gustav Nyquist 0 0 0 0 4 25 19:01 57.7 9.9 10 6 62.5 0 0
Xavier Ouellet 0 0 0 0 0 17 12:39 52.4 2.4 3 6 33.3 0 0
Tomas Tatar 0 0 0 0 1 24 18:29 60 14 11 6 64.7 1 3
Scott Wilson 0 0 0 0 3 9 5:52 66.7 17.9 3 2 60 0 0
Luke Witkowski 0 0 0 0 0 6 2:54 57.1 7.1 1 1 50 3 0
Henrik Zetterberg 0 0 0 2 2 24 20:28 41.4 -13.3 12 5 70.6 1 0

Player GA SA SV SV% TOI
Jimmy Howard 1 32 31 0.969 57:54

Game 11 – Detroit Red Wings @ Tampa Bay Lightning

Result: 3-2 Tampa Bay

3 Stars

1st Nkita Kucherov (1G, 1A)

2nd Steven Stamkos (1G)

3rd Andrei Vasilevskiy (29SV)

Quick Recap

The Red Wings welcomed Adreas Athanasiou back in this one then jump out to the 1-0 lead off a Frans Nielsen shorthanded tally. Tampa would not take long to answer when Nikita Kucherov scored on the power play. A back and forth second period with no goals but an Anthony Mantha punch to the face of Mikhail Sergachev for a cross check after the whistle. Gustave Nyquist took an interference penalty four minutes into the third and Tampa would cash in on a Steven Stamkos one timer off of a fantastic cross ice feed from Kucherov. The Wings would pick up the pace and push for the equalizer but a terrible turnover in their own zone left Brayden Point in front of Jimmy Howard all alone and he would bury it for the 3-1 lead. The Wings would get one back a minute later on Nielsen’s second of the game but they were not able to finish the comeback and Tampa Bay continues to have the Red Wings number, winning their ninth straight over the Wings 3-2.

Box Score

Skaters G A PTS PIM S SHFT TOI CF% CRel% ZSO ZSD oZS% HIT BLK
Justin Abdelkader 0 1 1 2 2 21 21:03 66.7 34.9 8 3 72.7 5 0
Andreas Athanasiou 0 0 0 0 3 17 11:38 46.2 8 3 3 50 1 1
Trevor Daley 0 0 0 0 0 28 22:05 41.5 2.3 3 14 17.6 1 2
Jonathan Ericsson 0 0 0 0 2 26 19:50 34.2 -8.7 3 16 15.8 1 0
Martin Frk 0 0 0 0 0 11 8:20 46.7 7.7 3 2 60 0 0
Luke Glendening 0 0 0 0 1 16 9:59 22.2 -21.1 1 7 12.5 0 0
Mike Green 0 0 0 2 1 30 21:59 38.6 -2.2 8 2 80 2 2
Darren Helm 0 0 0 0 1 27 17:35 35.7 -5.7 1 10 9.1 3 1
Nick Jensen 0 0 0 0 1 22 13:48 28.6 -15.1 1 3 25 0 1
Niklas Kronwall 0 0 0 2 2 22 16:30 43.5 4.4 7 3 70 3 1
Dylan Larkin 0 0 0 0 2 26 17:58 37.8 -3.6 5 1 83.3 0 1
Anthony Mantha 0 0 0 2 2 18 14:47 40.9 1.5 3 1 75 1 2
Frans Nielsen 2 0 2 2 4 25 19:01 41.9 2.6 4 11 26.7 2 0
Gustav Nyquist 0 1 1 2 1 21 17:04 51.2 17.9 9 0 100 0 0
Xavier Ouellet 0 0 0 0 3 24 18:05 34.1 -9.6 2 2 50 1 3
Tomas Tatar 0 0 0 0 2 20 16:55 60.9 26.1 6 5 54.5 1 0
Scott Wilson 0 0 0 0 0 6 3:28 25 -15.5 1 2 33.3 0
Henrik Zetterberg 0 0 0 0 4 24 21:07 52.9 18.3 10 5 66.7 1 0

Goalie GA SA SV SV% TOI
Jimmy Howard 1 38 35 0.921 57:09

Game 12 Detroit Red Wings @ Florida Panthers

Result: 3-2(SO) Red Wings

3 Stars

1st Gustav Nyquist (1G)

2nd Jimmy Howard (44SV)

3rd Evgenii Dadonov (1G, 1A)

Quick Recap

The Red Wings came into the game looking for a spark and early on it seemed like they may have found it as Andreas Athanasiou found the back of the net off of a one timer in the slot for his first of the season. Florida would strike back early on in the second period as goals by Jonathan Huberdeau and Evgenii Dadonov just four minutes apart put them up 2-1. The Red Wings evened it up shortly after thanks to a great singled handed effort by Gustav Nyquist. Nyquist would be the eventual hero as he scored the only goal on the shootout to give the Red WIngs the 3-2(SO) win for their first two pointer in 7 games.

Box Score

Skaters G A PTS PIM S SHFT TOI CF% CRel% ZSO ZSD oZS% HIT BLK
Justin
Abdelkader
0 0 0 5 1 21 14:10 50 3.4 8 7 53.3 3 0
Andreas
Athanasiou
1 0 1 2 2 21 15:14 66.7 24.4 14 5 73.7 1 0
Trevor Daley 0 0 0 0 2 39 24:30 39.3 -13.6 4 19 17.4 1 1
Jonathan
Ericsson
0 1 1 2 0 34 19:52 43.2 -6.3 4 15 21.1 1 3
Martin Frk 0 0 0 0 2 11 10:22 57.7 12.5 9 5 64.3 0 0
Luke
Glendening
0 0 0 0 3 24 15:26 34.4 -17 2 14 12.5 1 2
Mike Green 0 0 0 2 3 33 27:00 55.6 13.1 22 9 71 4 0
Darren Helm 0 0 0 0 3 23 16:14 42.9 -6.2 3 6 33.3 2 1
Nick Jensen 0 0 0 0 2 19 15:50 34.3 -17.6 2 4 33.3 2 1
Niklas
Kronwall
0 0 0 0 1 24 16:33 70 28.6 15 1 93.8 0 0
Dylan Larkin 0 1 1 4 2 30 21:39 45.7 -2.7 14 9 60.9 0 0
Anthony
Mantha
0 1 1 0 1 21 15:59 71 30.1 14 3 82.4 1 0
Frans Nielsen 0 0 0 0 2 25 17:40 38.1 -13.4 3 8 27.3 1 0
Gustav
Nyquist
1 0 1 0 7 21 16:00 46.7 -1 5 4 55.6 0 1
Xavier
Ouellet
0 0 0 2 1 23 17:35 23.7 -32.6 3 8 27.3 1 2
Tomas Tatar 0 0 0 0 2 21 16:03 61.1 18.2 11 5 68.8 0 1
Scott Wilson 0 0 0 0 1 8 5:42 35.7 -13.1 1 7 12.5 0 0
Henrik
Zetterberg
0 0 0 0 3 25 18:56 61.9 20.5 11 3 78.6 0 1

Player GA SA SV SV% TOI
Jimmy Howard 2 46 44 0.957 65:00

Atlantic Division Standings (CAO 28 Oct 2017)

Atlantic
Division
GP W L OL PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS RPt% ROW
Tampa Bay Lightning 12 9 2 1 19 0.792 45 31 1.25 0.08 0.792 9
Ottawa Senators 11 5 1 5 15 0.682 41 33 1.03 0.3 0.591 4
Toronto Maple Leafs 11 7 4 0 14 0.636 45 40 0.51 0.05 0.636 7
Detroit Red Wings 12 5 6 1 11 0.458 32 35 -0.05 0.2 0.333 3
Boston Bruins 9 4 3 2 10 0.556 27 29 -0.24 -0.02 0.444 4
Florida Panthers 10 4 5 1 9 0.45 35 36 -0.01 0.09 0.45 4
Buffalo Sabres 12 3 7 2 8 0.333 29 44 -1.03 0.22 0.292 3
Montreal Canadiens 11 3 7 1 7 0.318 23 42 -1.72 0.01 0.227 2

Red Wings Seasonal Statistics

Even Strength Power Play Short Handed
Skaters GP G A PTS PIM S SAtt. Thru% S% BLK FF% oZS% dZS% TOI CF% rel TOI GF/60 TOI GA/60
Justin
Abdelkader
12 2 3 5 13 22 33 63.6 9.1 8 47.8 50 50 13:53 -2.8 2:45 5.4 1:17 3.9
Andreas
Athanasiou
2 1 0 1 2 5 12 41.7 20 1 51.2 66.7 33.3 11:31 10.7 1:54 0 0:00
David Booth 4 0 0 0 4 3 3 100 0 0 60 85.7 14.3 4:40 5.6 0:00 0:15 0
Trevor Daley 12 0 1 1 6 18 37 48.6 0 17 46.3 43.8 56.2 17:00 -3.5 1:26 0 3:53 6.4
Danny
DeKeyser
3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 10 27.3 53.1 46.9 15:06 -20.5 0:08 0 4:16 4.7
Jonathan
Ericsson
12 1 2 3 8 12 20 60 8.3 8 48.9 31.3 68.7 15:50 -0.1 0:15 0 3:28 7.1
Martin Frk 12 3 1 4 4 22 42 52.4 13.6 2 52.9 58.4 41.6 9:29 8.5 2:23 8.3 0:00
Luke
Glendening
12 2 0 2 2 16 21 76.2 12.5 11 47.2 32.8 67.2 7:50 -4.8 0:07 0 3:15 4.6
Mike Green 12 1 10 11 14 23 59 39 4.3 11 48.2 67 33 20:31 -1.2 2:30 8 0:18 0
Darren Helm 12 1 2 3 2 18 31 58.1 5.6 5 49 47.8 52.2 12:37 -0.6 0:08 0 2:51 10.4
Nick Jensen 12 0 4 4 7 15 26 57.7 0 10 52.9 40.2 59.8 12:47 4.7 0:03 0 2:18 6.5
Niklas
Kronwall
9 0 1 1 6 11 17 64.7 0 4 51.7 80.9 19.1 16:54 5.3 1:53 7.1 0:08 0
Dylan Larkin 12 1 9 10 18 24 51 47.1 4.2 4 50.4 56.6 43.4 14:36 4.2 2:22 4.2 2:19 2.1
Anthony
Mantha
12 4 5 9 8 30 59 50.8 13.3 4 50.4 59.5 40.5 14:26 3.8 2:21 6.4 0:04 0
Frans Nielsen 12 4 0 4 8 23 34 67.6 17.4 4 45.7 50.5 49.5 11:42 -3 1:15 7.9 2:49 10.5
Gustav
Nyquist
12 3 3 6 2 36 51 70.6 8.3 6 48 59.7 40.3 15:20 -0.9 2:35 3.9 0:01 0
Xavier
Ouellet
12 0 0 0 2 17 32 53.1 0 16 49.8 38.8 61.2 13:58 -0.9 0:01 0 2:17 8.7
Riley Sheahan 8 0 0 0 4 5 14 35.7 0 4 51.2 37.5 62.5 7:29 -2.8 1:22 5.5 0:10 0
Tomas Tatar 12 3 2 5 7 31 57 54.4 9.7 5 51 54.4 45.6 15:12 3 2:41 5.6 0:01 0
Scott Wilson 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 100 0 0 42.4 38.1 61.9 6:05 -2.7 0:00 0:02 0
Luke Witkowski 6 ## 0 0 2 2 2 100 0 2 45.5 31.8 68.2 5:15 -9.2 0:00 0:00
Henrik Zetterberg 12 ## 5 9 4 32 51 62.7 12.5 7 47 58.9 41.1 17:26 -2.5 2:54 6.9 0:02 0

Top 3 Red Wings Goals of the Week

3 Frans Nielsen shows why he is such a solid hockey player as he forces the turnover shorthanded, creating a 2 on 1 for the Red Wings, before beating Andrei Vasilevskiy with the wrister to open the scoring in the Red Wings 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay.

2 Welcome back Andreas Athanasiou. The Red Wings speedy winger reads the play perfectly as the Red Wings force a turnover in the Florida zone. He sets up in the slot, waits for the pass from Larkin in the corner and buries the one timer for his first goal of the season.

1 Gustav Nyquist takes things into his own hands as he grabs the loose puck, avoid the hit, splits Florida’s defense then cleans up his own rebound for the game tying goal in the Red Wings 3-2(SO) win over Florida.

Red Wings Schedule for the Upcoming Week

Game 13 – Oct 31, 2017

Arizona Coyotes @ Detroit Red Wings

Game 14 – Oct 24, 2017

Detroit Red Wings @ Ottawa Senators

*All statistics were compiled from hockey-reference.com