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The Daily: Newsy Won Again in Red Wings-Canadiens Game, 88 Years Later; NHL News and Rumors

Newsy Lalonde guided the Canadiens to a win over the Red Wings in Detroit in 1934.



Derek Lalonde, Red Wings coach
Derek "Newsy" Lalonde coached his first NHL victory on Friday.

Detroit Red Wings coach Derek “Newsy” Lalonde got a win in his NHL debut as a head coach for the Detroit Red Wings. Fittingly, it was a 3-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in Detroit’s season opener.

It was fitting because the previous time Newsy Lalonde was coaching an NHL game in Detroit, it was also involving the Canadiens. Edouard “Newsy” Lalonde was behind the bench for the Canadiens on March 18, 1934 at Olympia Stadium. They beat the Red Wings 2-1. He’s the Hockey Hall of Fame legend from whom Derek Lalonde derives his nickname.

Jack Adams was behind the Detroit bench that night. And should the new Newsy find a way to lead the Red Wings into a playoff posiiton, he just might be in line to win the Jack Adams Award as NHL coach of the year.

Tough Start For Griffins

The Red Wings were whipping up on the Canadiens. However, the Grand Rapids Griffins were taking a whipping on home ice. Detroit’s top farm club fell 6-2 to the San Diego Gulls in the AHL season opener at Van Andel Arena on Friday.

Firstly, in his first pro game, forward Cross Hanas was -3, as was veteran D Brian Lashoff. Secondly, both forward Givani Smith and defenseman Eemil Viro were -2.

On a positive note, defenseman Simon Edvinsson was even, collecting an assist on the first Grand Rapids goal.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

  • Scoring the game winner in his NHL debut, Elmer Soderblom was propelling Detroit to a 3-0 victory over Montreal.
  • For the first time in franchise history, the Red Wings were opening the NHL season at home against the Montreal Canadiens
  • Grand Rapids Griffins getting AHL season underway
  • Could the Red Wings be an NHL playoff team this season?

Hockey Now Network

Montreal: Gotta see it. Incredible paddle save by Canadiens goalie Jake Allen against Detroit. Montreal Canadiens

Calgary: A 5-3 victory over the Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche was the 700th NHL win for Flames coach Darryl Sutter. Calgary Flames

Dallas: Wyatt Johnston because the youngest player to score a goal for the Stars. Dallas Stars

Vegas: The Golden Knights have 14 legit NHL forwards, which is a good problem to have. Vegas Golden Knights

San Jose: Check out the video tribute presentation the Sharks made as Brent Burns returned to town with the Carolina Hurricanes. San Jose Sharks

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Philadelphia: Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim signed an eight-year, $50 million extension with the team. Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh: Evgeni Malkin’s line accounted for three goals during a 6-2 win over Arizona. Pittsburgh Penguins

Boston: Forward Jake DeBrusk (upper body injury) won’t be playing on Saturday against the Arizona Coyotes. Boston Bruins

Washington: Ilya Samsonov was forgetting he’s on a new team. The Toronto Maple Leafs goalie was accidentally was passing the puck to his old Capitals teammates. Washington Capitals

Islanders: New season, same offensive struggles for the Islanders. New York Islanders

Florida: Forwrd Matthew Tkachuk was turning in an impressive debut performance for the Panthers. Florida Panthers

Colorado: Firstly, Nazen Kadri was helping Calgary to a 5-3 win over the Avlanche. Scondly, the club was presenting former Colorado center Kadri with his 2021-22 Stanley Cup ring. Colorado Avalanche