Highlights: The Great Western Canadian Road Trip

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The Detroit Red Wings only road trip to Western Canada this season saw them play against the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, and Winnipeg Jets.

Before the road trip the Red Wings had lost four straight games and three of the losses came at home, but the trip to Canada helped reinvigorate the team. They fought hard and were to pick up three wins in four games while on the road.

Below we will take a look at the top plays from each game.

Game One – Detroit Red Wings at Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks beat Jimmy Howard easily on a shot that Howard not only did not see, but he was not even able to track the pass because of traffic out front and the forward getting crossed up on their coverage.

But in the middle of the second period the Wings tied it up thanks to a rebound goal by Daniel Alfredsson.

The goal helped set up their come back and was the first time the puck had bounced in the Red Wings’ favor in the previous 4 games.

The Red Wings did not have to last long to take the lead because before the end of the second period Tomas Tatar entered the zone and threw the puck on net.

Tatar should thank Chris Tanev for lifting up his skate at the last second, which allowed the puck to surprise Luongo and go into the net.

The Red Wings played a great game against the Canucks and Datsyuk, Zetterberg, and Bertuzzi hounded the Sedins all night and cause them to be split up in the third period. It was a big win for the Red Wings and stopped the losing streak in its track.


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