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The Daily: Red Wings pick Mastrosimone Scores OT Thriller; Caps Regret?



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Detroit Red Wings draft pick Robert Mastrosimone created some social media buzz Saturday night when he scored a memorable overtime goal to power Arizona State (8-7) to a 6-5 triumph over Minnesota (11-5).

The Red Wings 2019 second-round pick (54th overall ) scored on a partial breakaway, set-up by Arizona Coyotes draft pick Josh Doan. He’s the son of former NHL standout Shane Doan.

The sold-out Mullet Arena erupted when Mastrosimone’s shot found the back of the net. He finished the game with a goal and two assists to raise his season total to 16 points in 15 games.

Speedy Mastrosimone played his first three seasons at Boston University before transferring to Arizona State this past offseason.

Despite the loss, Minnesota moved into No. 1 spot in the USA TODAY/USA Hockey Magazine College Poll.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

Detroit GM Steve Yzerman’s decision to claim Magnus Hellberg off waivers reminds us that he sweats all of the Red Wings’ details.

Detroit coach Derek Lalonde accepts shot-blocking injuries as the price for winning.

The Detroit Red Wings’ 11-5-4 record represents the team’s best 20-game start since 2010-11.  Is this team for real?

The Red Wings’ Next Game

The Red Wings play the Buffalo Sabres Wednesday at Little Caesars Arena. That’s the fourth game in a five-game homestand.

Hockey Now Network

Boston: Goaltender Linus Ullmark cleared to play Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Boston Bruins.

Florida: Panthers fly to Canada without their under-the-weather captain Sasha Barkov. Florida Panthers.

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Montreal: Canadiens have some difficult choices to make about rookie Juraj Slafkovsky.  Montreal Canadiens.

Philadelphia: Flyers Cam Atkinson close to returning to the lineup. Philadelphia Flyers. 

New York:  Stefan Rosner believes Zach Parise is the NHL’s best bang-for-your-buck player.  New York Islanders. 

San Jose: Are NHL teams making trade inquiries about Timo Meier and goaltender James Reimer? San Jose Sharks.

Washington: Sammi Silber looks at whether the Capitals have seller’s remorse about moving their goalies from last season. Washington Capitals.