Detroit Red Wings Prospects Defeat New York Rangers

ST CATHARINES, ON - OCTOBER 6: Jordan Sambrook
ST CATHARINES, ON - OCTOBER 6: Jordan Sambrook /

The Detroit Red Wings prospects defeated the New York Rangers by a final score of 4-1 on Monday night.

After dropping their first two games of the National Hockey League Prospects Tournament, the Red Wings found the win column against the Rangers. It was a fine performance from a side that needed to show they could win as a unit.

How it Happened

A scoreless opening period saw a host of penalties for both teams, including a fight right from the get-go between Givani Smith and Adrian Carbonara.

The second period yielded the first two goals of the game both coming from the Red Wings. Jordan Sambrook tucked home a rebound for his first of the tournament just three minutes into the period.

Axel Holmstrom went five-hole to record the Wings second goal of the period as the forward recorded his second point of the contest. Dominik Shine and Luke Esposito tallied the assists.

More goals came the Red Wings way in the third period. Dylan Sadowy would find the twine after showing great patience in the offensive zone.

The Rangers would finally find the back of the net at 8:29 of the third period. Ryan Gropp tucked home the tally with Brandon Crawley and Vinni Lettieri providing the assists.

Shine scored his third goal of the tournament late in the period as he put one into the empty net.

Game Notes

  • Shine leads the Red Wings in scoring in the tournament with five points in three games. He is ranked fifth among all skaters in the competition.
  • Holmstrom and Shine each had two points in the win. Additionally, Holmstrom posted a +3 rating which was the highest of any player.
  • Matej Machovsky posted a fine outing in net as he stopped 32 of the 33 shots he faced.
  • The Wings outshot the Rangers 36 to 33,
  • Both teams failed to convert on the power play. The Wings were 0 for 5 and the Rangers were 0 for 3.

Other Results

  • St. Louis Blues (3) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (2)
  • Dallas Stars (2) vs. Minnesota Wild (4)
  • Carolina Hurricanes (2) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (9)

Up Next

The Red Wings will close out the tournament on Tuesday against the St. Louis Blues in the fifth place game. Face off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.