A rough week in Sweden for Rogle, the SHL club of Detroit Red Wings draft picks Marco Kasper and William Wallinder, was ending on a very positive note. Both Kasper and Wallinder were factoring in the scoring as Rogle was drubbing Timra 6-1 on Saturday.
Kasper (eighth overall, 2022) scored a power-play goal in the win, his fifth goal of the season. He also was assessed a minor penalty, upping his team-leading PIM tally to 39 minutes.
Wallinder (32nd overall, 2020) dished out an assist and two hits while skating a team-high 24:21 of ice time. He’s tied for second on Rogle in scoring with 4-12-16 digits.
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Earlier in the week, a 5-1 loss to Finland’s Tappara Tampere resulted in the elimination of Rogle from the Champions Hockey League in the quarter-final stage. Last season, Rogle were CHL champions.
The Detroit picks certainly weren’t to blame for this demise. Center Kasper, 18, was collecting 4-5-9 totals from 10 games, good for second in team scoring. Meanwhile, Wallinder, 20, was adding up 1-7-8 numbers over nine games from his defense position, placing him third in club scoring during CHL play.
Griffins Drop Third Straight
The Red Wings weren’t the only team in the organization fishing a lot of pucks out of their net on Saturday. While Detroit was losing 6-3 to the Ottawa Senators, the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins were falling 5-1 on the road to the Chicago Wolves.
Dominik Shine scored the lone goal for the Griffins.
Friday, Grand Rapids lost 6-4 at home to the Hartford Wolf Pack. The Griffins are in the midst of a three-game losing skid.
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- Giving up five special teams goals, Detroit lost 6-3 to Ottawa
- The second-string goalie has been far from second-best for the Red Wings in recent seasons
- Forward Jakub Vrana is back at practice with the Red Wings
- Pneumonia was keeping Detroit defenseman Olli Maatta out of action
Red Wings Next Game
Detroit is at Washington to face the Capitals (7 p.m. ET). Washington captain Alex Ovechkin. He’ll be looking for goal No. 801 to tie Red Wings legend Gordie Howe for second on the all-time NHL list. Mr. Hockey scored his 801st goal against Detroit.
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Washington: Watch Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin drive Toronto defenseman Connor Timmins over the boards with a punishing bodycheck. Washington Capitals
Islanders: Forward Simon Holmstrom scored his first NHL goal on Saturday. New York Islanders
Boston: The Bruins honor captain Patrice Bergeron for his 1000th NHL point. Boston Bruins
Montreal: Might the Canadiens-Capitals trade talks from earlier this season be heating up again? Nicklas Backstrom is nearing a return to the Washington lineup. The club will be needing salary cap relief. Montreal Canadiens
Florida: Captain Sasha Barkov left Saturday’s game against New Jersey with what looked to be a knee injury. Florida Panthers
Dallas: Stars forward Joe Pavelski was playing his 1200th NHL game on Saturday. Dallas Stars
Colorado: Defenseman Bowen Byram remains week to week with a lower-body injury. Colorado Avalanche
Vegas: Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo returned to the team. He’d been away while his four-year-old daughter was battling encephalitis.
San Jose: Is there an Eric Karlsson trade to be made with the Edmonton Oilers? San Jose Sharks
Calgary: Coming back after three games as a healthy scratch, veteran forward Milan Lucic was vowing that it will never happen again. Calgary Flames