Quick Hits: The Rocketman Edition

In Red Wings Land

Beneath the Leafs: Wings drop 5-2 decision to Toronto | WIIM

This one wasn’t that fun for us Red Wings fans. JJ does a nice job summing it up in his ‘Final Thoughts.’



Good news down in the AHL. The Griffins won 4-2 and Filip Zadina finally found the back of the net with a rocket of a shot.

Michael Rasmussen assisted on Zadina’s goal and also added one of his own. Moritz Seider was a plus-2 in the game and this was goaltender Filip Larsson’s first career start and win.

Around the League

NHL Fact or Fiction: Whose hot start will prove sustainable? | Sportsnet

Mantha ranks eighth in the NHL in scoring chances per minute at 5-vs-5 this season, and his excellent numbers at 5-vs-5 might even hold out to a large extent, since half his production so far has been on the powerplay.

I have my doubts that he can be a point per game player, but can he get close? I wouldn’t be surprised, especially if he continues to play with Larkin.

This exact level of production is impossible to sustain, but there’s all sorts of breakout potential here, so let’s say it’s fact.

Anthony Mantha is real and he’s spectacular.