Red Wings Win Back-to-Back Games After 3-1 Win Against the Jets

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - MAY 01: Sam Gagner #89 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Little Caesars Arena on May 01, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - MAY 01: Sam Gagner #89 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Little Caesars Arena on May 01, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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Back-to-Back games don’t have an effect a team that is ready. The Red Wings ended their six game losing streak against the Boston Bruins two nights ago and yesterday they beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1.

The Detroit Red Wings have been struggling but after getting a win against the Boston Bruins two nights ago, they found themselves ready to take on the Winnipeg Jets.

The Jets are a very talented team and have been playing pretty well recently. I mean, this goes without saying but that win was a great win for the Red Wings. Being able to go into Winnipeg and take on a team with players as talented as Nikolaj Ehlers, Blake Wheeler, Kyle Connor and Mark Scheiefele- and win- must be a great feeling.

Going forward, they will look to build off this game and continue showing the league that next year they are coming for the Stanley cup but for now- they will just look to walk away from games with two more points than they originally had.

First Period

The first period was a pretty good period for the Red Wings. They had players moving all over the ice creating solid breakouts and finding good looks in the offensive zone.

The one big problem that I have with the first period was the amount of looks they were giving up. Having given up 10 shots on goal, it made Thomas Greiss’ job quite a bit more difficult. Luckily, Greiss was on his A-game.

Transitioning to the positives, the Red Wings scored a short-handed goal in the late parts of the first period. Dylan Larkin moved the puck up from the neautral zone and fed it over to Sam Gagner for the Red Wings first goal of the game.

Second Period

The Detroit Red Wings started the second period on the penalty kill, and well that pretty much was the extent of the second period.

The Red Wings had a very good offensive period in the terms of taking shots, but they were unable to put one past Hellebuyck. Instead, they gave up a goal to Jets center, Mark Scheiefele which tied the game.

Third Period

The Red Wings third period was by far and away the best period of the game. Now, that is probably because of who scored.

Michael Rasmussen scored a goal in his third straight game and it was the go-ahead goal in the third period. Additionally, it was assisted by newly acquired, Oskar Sunqvist.

The game winning goal to seal the win was assisted by Dylan Larkin and scored by Sam Gagner. That was Larkin’s second assist of the game and Gagner’s second goal of the game.

Good teams find ways to win against these types of teams and they found a way to finish the game strong and collect the win.

Red Wings Three Stars of the Game

  1. Sam Gagner: 2 goals, +2, 3 SOG, 13:59 TOI
  2. Dylan Larkin: 2 assists, +2, 5 SOG, 1 hit, 2 blocks, 1 takeaway, 21:22 TOI
  3. Thomas Greiss: 32/33, .970 SV%

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The Detroit Red Wings have the next couple days off but will be taking on the Columbus Blue Jackets this Saturday.