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In Red Wings Land
Detroit Red Wings’ top line begin season showing promise in 5-3 win over Predators | Freep
Top of the line
Bertuzzi earned the first goal of the season at 10:29 when he one-timed a pretty pass from Larkin, sending the puck top shelf. Mantha made it 2-0 on a goal that demonstrated what a power forward he can be — he carried the puck to the net, slicing through two defenders without losing the puck. Larkin nearly made it 3-0, but his shot went off the far goal post. He made it 3-2 early in the third period, blasting a one-timer from the high slot off a pass from Mantha.
The Red Wings should just never take Dylan Larkin, Tyler Bertuzzi and Anthony Mantha off the ice.
Tyler Bertuzzi (2-2—4) matched the @DetroitRedWings record for most points in a season opener, last achieved by Mike Green on Oct. 5, 2017 (0-4—4 vs. MIN). #NHLStats #NHLFaceOff pic.twitter.com/hocoBQ45xA— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) October 6, 2019
Down On The Farm
HOCKEY. IS. BACK. 👏#GRvsCHI#GoGRG pic.twitter.com/qYko5Wa6jo— Grand Rapids Griffins (@griffinshockey) October 6, 2019
#Griffins versus chicago— gregg krupa (@greggkrupa) October 6, 2019
kaski 1G 1SOG
zadina -1 2SOG
kuffner 1G +1 2SOG
terry 1G 2A +2 5SOG
rasmussen 1G 1A +2 1SOG
svechnikov 1G 2A -1 1SOG
seider 1A +3 1SOG
smith 1G 1A 2SOG 5PLM
ford 2G 2A +2 4SOG
veleno -1 1SOG@griffinshockey
One game does not a season make but I’m giddy with excitement over the Griffins and Wings winning their season openers on the road and major contributions from many prospects. In GR, Rasmussen (1g-1a,+2) Kaski (1g), Svechnikov (1g-2a), Seider (1a,+3), Kuffner (1g), Smith (1g-1a).— Bob Kaser (@bkaser1) October 6, 2019
So the Red Wings win the Stanley Cup and the Griffins win the Calder Cup this season?
Sounds about right to me.