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Amadeus Lombardi, Red Wings prospect

Detroit Red Wings draft pick Amadeus Lombardi netted four goals, including his first OHL hat trick, this weekend to continue his climb in the Ontario Hockey League scoring race. He’s now third, only one point out of second place.

Lombardi now has 18 goals and 22 assists for 40 points. He’s one point behind second-place Hamilton’s Logan Morrison. He is still 11 points behind leader Ty Volt.

The Red Wings drafted Lombardi 113th overall this summer and he’s done everything in his power to make this team notice him. He had moments at the team’s rookie camp in Detroit and the rookie tournament in Traverse City that demonstrated he is a savvy player with long-term potential.

Now, he continues to score for the Flint Firebirds. Lombardi has nine goals and five assists for 14 points in his past six games.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

David Perron celebrated his 1,000th game by scoring an important goal Saturday against the Dallas Stars.

Nate Brown offers that the season is one-third complete and the Red Wings are still holding their own competitively. That’s certainly progress.

Detroit coach Derek Lalonde says his general manager is very demanding.

 Red Wings’ Next Game

The Red Wings (13-8-6) are home against the Carolina Hurricanes (15-6-6) Tuesday. Detroit lost 3-2 in overtime to the Dallas Stars to finish their four-game road trip 2-1-1, earning five of a possible eight points.

Hockey Now Network

Boston: Retired player Kevin Bieksa calls out Zdeno Chara for saying the Canucks players were practicing the hoisting of the Stanley Cup in 2011. Bieksa said it never happened. Boston Bruins. 

Colorado: Injured Evan Rodriguez and Artturi Lehkonen getting close to returning to the lineup. Colorado Avalanche.

Florida: Loss to the Lightning shows the Panthers are still struggling with consistency. Florida Panthers. 

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Montreal: Reports say the Canadiens are interested in Brock Boeser and they have talked to the Canucks.  Montreal Canadiens.

New York:  The Islanders broke out their retro “fisherman” jersey and lost 3-0 to the Carolina Hurricanes  New York Islanders.

Philadelphia: Flyers sign center Artem Anisimov, 34, to an American Hockey League contract. He’s an insurance policy. Philadelphia Flyers. 

Pittsburgh: Defenseman Kris Letang returned to the Penguins lineup 12 days after suffering his second stroke. Seems amazing to say the least.  Pittsburgh Penguins.

San Jose:  Sheng Peng weighs in about whether this season’s Sharks are better than last season’s Sharks.  San Jose Sharks.

Washington: Defenseman Dmitry Orlov is traveling with the Capitals to Winnipeg. That probably means he’s ready to return to the lineup after a 16-game absence. Washington Capitals.