Detroit Red Wings goalie Ville Husso won the bragging rights over fellow Finnish netminder Kevin Lankinen when the Red Wings blanked the Nashville Predators 3-0 on Wednesday. However, he doesn’t intend to be taking advantage of the opportunity to boast.
Husso and Lankinen were the goaltending tandem for HIFK Helsinki of Finland’s SM-liiga from 2014-16. Both hail from Helsinki, are 27 years old and are almost as old terms of their friendship.
— NHL (@NHL) November 24, 2022
“Yeah, in the summer we go on the ice together, work out together, spend a lot of time together,” Husso said. “Then you get to play against him, which is always nice. And then we win. It’s nice.”
Husso was left with the upper hand following Wednesday’s win, but when he met with Lankinen post game, that wasn’t going to be the topic of conversation.
“No, we don’t ever chirp each other,” Husso said. “It’s more about pushing each other to be better.
“He’s a good goalie.”
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- Ville Husso posted his third shutout of the season in a 3-0 win over Nashville
- Pontus Andreasson keeps on rolling for the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins
- Red Wings prospect Liam Dower Nilsson demoted to Swedish second division
- Detroit claims goalie Magnus Hellberg on waivers from the Seattle Kraken
Red Wings Next Game
Continuing with the second game of a five-game homestand, Detroit is playing host the the Arizona Coyotes on Friday at LCA. It’s an 8 p.m. ET start.
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