Detroit Red Wings Links: Lidström says Dahlin is better than he was at 17

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05: Former Red Wing Nicklas Lidstrom
DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05: Former Red Wing Nicklas Lidstrom /

Detroit Red Wings great Nicklas Lidström told the media on Saturday that Rasmus Dahlin was better than he was at age 17.

Lidström was in attendance on Saturday to watch the Red Wings defeat the Ottawa Senators. he spoke to the media and spoke highly of Dahlin who is regarded as the outright top prospect for the 2018 National Hockey League Draft.

Get the latest on the Red Wings draft outlook from the Detroit Free Press. Read here.

Find out how top prospects Michael Rasmussen and Dennis Cholowski are faring. Story here.

As for Saturday’s game itself, the Wings were led by Dylan Larkin and Andreas Athanasiou who scored in the second and third periods. Jimmy Howard recorded his first shutout of the season in net.

Get the full recap, three takeaways, and player ratings.

The Grand Rapids Griffins scored six unanswered goals on Saturday night to defeat the Milwaukee Admirals 6-2. Eric Tangradi led the way with two goals and two assists.

Around the League

The NHL’s three stars of the month for March were announced on Sunday. Connor McDavid was named the first star, Brad Marchand the second star, John Gibson the third star.

Clayton Keller of the Arizona Coyotes was named the NHL Rookie of the Month.

The Pittsburgh Penguins clinched a spot in the playoffs on Saturday.

Goaltender Semyon Varlamov of the Colorado Avalanche will be out for the remainder of the season.

William Karlsson scored the goal of the night with this fantastic move on a shorthanded breakaway. The Vegas Golden Knights clinched the clinched the Pacific Division with the win.

Vegas honored the victims of the Las Vegas shooting last October with a banner. They will also retire the no.58 in remembrance.

Here are all the scores from Saturday.

BOS 5 – FLA 1

DET 2 – OTT 0

VAN 5 – CBJ 4 OT

WPG 3 – TOR 1

NJD 4 – NYI 3

PIT 5 – MTL 2

NYR 2 – CAR 1

BUF 7 – NSH 4

DAL 4 – MIN 1

ARI 6 – STL 0

CGY 3 – EDM 2

VGK 3 – SJS 2