The Detroit Red Wings have won their last three games after capping off a win in Vancouver. It was a 6-1 rout over the Canucks as the Red Wings offense routinely found ways to get it done. The offense was rolling and firing on all cylinders all game long.
Even with a quiet second period, the Detroit Red Wings got off to a hot start and continued to keep the pedal on the gas and grind out the rest of the game. Dylan Larkin got things going for them early, proving to be the spark the Red Wings needed.
Ultimately, the Red Wings emerged victorious and picked up a win on the road to keep things going in the right direction. Wins will be huge for the Red Wings, and snowballing them is even better if they want to make a run.
They will continue a road trip as they head to Edmonton, looking to keep the wins coming in. IT could be a fun match-up after the two teams squared off in a very chippy game last week. But let’s talk about what happened in the Red Wings’ win over the Canucks!
Detroit Red Wings pick up third straight win over Canucks.
The Detroit Red Wings came out and did many things right in the first period. They managed the puck well and found ways to create scoring chances. Their captain, Dylan Larkin, was able to get things done in the first period.
After a couple of early scoring chances, Larkin finally found the back of the net around the mid-point of the first period. He was on a breakaway, turning on the jets, when he was able to tuck the puck between netminder Colin Delia’s legs for the five-hole goal. Here’s the goal…
But Larks was not done there. He grabbed his 20th goal of the season and his 50th point in the 2022-23 season in a late-period power-play after a great setup from Robby Fabbri, who found the open man in Tyler Bertuzzi winning a puck battle behind the net. The setup continued to be beautiful after Bertuzzi corralled the puck, sending it over to Larkin, who buried it into the back of the net. Here’s the goal…
The “third-period-team” Red Wings were able to get things going early. After three games at home, it was a hot start on the road for them to open up the second half of the season.
In true Detroit Red Wings fashion, they surrendered a goal early in the second period. It was a couple of missed defensive assignments and players just struggling to maintain positioning that allowed a cross-crease pass to find its way to Sheldon Dries, who was able to push it into the back of the net for a Canucks goal. It made things 2-1 early in the second.
The Red Wings were able to get things going for themselves once again later in the period. It was forward Robby Fabbri who cleaned up the rebound in front of the net to pick up a goal and make it 3-1 in favor of Detroit. An excellent job by Moritz Seider to keep the puck in and send it back down low.
Andrew Copp and Michael Rasmussen set up the scoring chance before Fabbri got to the rebound to bury it. Here’s the goal…
The Red Wings would carry the 3-1 lead into the second intermission. Before the horn, though, they had two huge penalty-kill opportunities. Fortunately, they were able to stave off the opposition. The first was a bit more of a nail-biting time with lots of scoring chances for the Canucks. But, the Red Wings were able to keep Vancouver from converting and emerge on the other side of both at full strength.
The Detroit Red Wings got busy in the third period early. Just forty seconds into the third period, there was a scrum in front of the net, and Gustav Lindstrom was credited with the goal. Upon review, it seemed like Michael Rasmussen would get the goal.
Either way, it was a good job to make the most of a scoring chance in front of the net, crashing, and finding ways to get it done and extend the lead. Here’s the goal…
That was not all either; the Red Wings were able to see forward Pius Suter get the job done as well. On a near 2-on-0 with Oskar Sundqvist, he caught the feed pass, settled the puck, and then shot it quickly into the back of the net to extend the Red Wings’ lead further. Here’s the goal…
Red Wings forward Jonatan Berggren helped them get it done once again. Berggren caught a pass and fired one hope into the wide-open net to make it 6-1 in favor of Detroit. The Canucks had a delayed penalty, and the Red Wings took advantage of that, and Berggren got it done. Here’s the goal…
In the last minute of the play, Ville Husso was called for intentionally dislodging the net from its moorings. Since there were 59.4 seconds left, the Canucks were awarded a penalty shot. The post saved Husso, who kept things 6-1 to close it out.
After closing things out during the last minute, the Red Wings were able to take home the victory. They head to Edmonton for a game on Wednesday as they face the Oilers.