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“The chemistry is coming back,” said Mantha, who had a goal and three assists against Tampa Bay. “We kind of saw a glimpse of how we finished last year, and hopefully it can go that way until the end of this season.”
Larkin wants to see his line finish strong, and continue making an impact into next season.
Because of Mantha’s injuries, and some cold spells even with Mantha healthy and the trio playing together, Blashill had to break the three players apart.
“At times this year we’ve shown we can be a good line,” Larkin said. “We want to be a great line when it matters. This hockey matters to us right now. We’re playing for our roles, our jobs, playing toward building something bigger than this year.
I’m glad the band is back together and I would be very happy if the Anthony Mantha-Dylan Larkin-Tyler Bertuzzi line gets hot to end the season. If that trio is playing well then the Red Wings will have a chance to win some more games. I just want to watch some entertaining hockey before we hit the offseason.
There are certain iconic players and an NHL logo that should never be apart. As Steve Yzerman sat down with me last week at the GM meetings, it’s the first thing that hit me watching him in that Detroit golf shirt. Some things are meant to be.
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This season in Detroit has not been great, but, man, it could be WAY worse.