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Red Wings Daily: It’s Andreasson vs Johansson for SHL Title

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Pontus Andreasson, Detroit Red Wings prospect
Red Wings prospects Pontus Andreasson (Lulea) and Albert Johansson (Farjestad) will be contesting the best-of-seven SHL championship series.

A Detroit Red Wings prospect will be lifting the SHL championship trophy. By pushing past Rogle, Albert Johansson’s Farjestad will be clashing with Pontus Andreasson’s Lulea.

Via a 5-4 overtime victory, Frajestad and Johansson (60th overall, 2019), were eliminating defenseman William Wallinder (32nd overall, 2020) and Rogle in Game 6 of their semfinal series.

Although neither player figured on the scoresheet, both were heavily involved in the game. Johansson was on the ice for five goals – three for and two against – and ended up logging 28:09 of ice time.

Wallinder was skating in a team-high 32:29 for Rogle. He was on the ice for all four of their goals, as well as three goals against.

The best-of-seven final series is getting underway Monday, May 1.

Cossa Stellar Again

For the third straight game, Edmonton Oil Kings goalie and 2021 Red Wings first-round pick (15th overall) Sebastian Cossa was a rock. Stopping 25 of 26 shots, be was backstopping Edmonton to a 4-1 win at Lethbridge and a 3-0 lead in their WHL first-round playoff series.

Cossa has parried 75 of 77 shots he’s faced in the series, a .974 save percentage. He was named WHL Goaltender of the Week for his efforts.

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Rookies Moritz Seider (25:29) and Lucas Raymond (20:05) both played over 20 minutes, almost all of it against Toronto’s best players and were even in Tuesday’s 3-0 loss to the Maple Leafs. Seider had six shots and three hits. Raymond finished with three shots.

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Defenseman Filip Hronek was minus-two in the loss at Toronto. He’s now a team-worst minus-31.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

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Vegas: So you’re saying there’s a chance? If the Vegas Golden Knights win their last two games and the Dallas Stars lose both of theirs in regulation, the Golden Knights could still make the playoffs.

Pittsburgh: On the brink of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Pittsburgh Penguins are suffering from a crisis of confidence.

Boston: The Boston Bruins turned in an impressive 4-2 verdict over the Atlantic Division-leading Florida Panthers.

Philadelphia: Sure, the Philadelphia Flyers lost in Chicago. However, that was a win in terms of the club’s draft odds.

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Washington: Minus the injured Alex Ovechkin, the Washington Capitals lost to the New York Islanders.

Colorado: The latest Colorado Avalanche injury updates.

San Jose: Winger Alexander Barabanov and the San Jose Sharks are talking contract.

Vancouver: A 5-2 win over the Seattle Kraken couldn’t keep the Vancouver Canucks alive in the playoff race.

Montreal: After original suggestions that his season was over, now the word is that Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price will be playing Friday at the New York Rangers.

Calgary: With six goals in six games, Calgary Flames forward Dillon Dube is heating up for the playoffs.