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In Red Wings Land

What’s working, what’s still missing in the Red Wings’ 2-0 start | Detroit News

Through two games, Mantha has seven points (five goals, two assists), Bertuzzi five points (two goals, three assists) and Larkin four points (one goal, three assists). That’s a mind-boggling 16 points between them.

They have combined for eight of the Wings’ nine goals goals, and 16 of the team’s 25 points, carrying over last season’s torrid finish.

Yeah that top line of Tyler Bertuzzi-Dylan Larkin-Anthony Mantha is definitely working for the Red Wings.

Speaking of Mantha...

ICYMI

He was named the NHL’s second star of the week.

The NHL’s best and worst this week: Inside Mike Green’s recovery and what’s next | ESPN

“I tried to push through,” Green said. “And it just killed me.”

Blood work revealed a virus running through his body. An infectious disease specialist explained to Green that he had an enlarged liver and high viral loads. The symptoms were similar to those of mono.

An interesting look at Mike Green’s battle with a virus that derailed his 2018-19 season.

Around the League

FUTURE WATCH: FIVE NHL PROSPECTS WHO WILL EARN CALL-UPS SOONER RATHER THAN LATER | The Hockey News

Two of the five players listed are Red Wings.

SPOILER ALERT: It’s Filip Zadina and Joe Veleno.