The Ottawa Senators are 1-1 this season in games in which Detroit Red Wings goalie Magnus Hellberg was the winning netminder.
On October 24, Hellberg was the Ottawa starter, making 29 saves in a 4-2 victory over the Dallas Stars. The Senators got Hellberg by claiming him on waivers from the Seattle Kraken on October 3. Then on November 10, the Kraken were scooping Hellberg up on waivers from Ottawa. However, he was only there 13 days when Hellberg was lost on waivers to Detroit.
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On New Year’s Eve, Hellberg got the starting nod for the Red Wings against the visiting Senators and was the winning netminder, again by a 4-2 count.
A goalie hadn’t won a game for a team and against that team in the same NHL season since 2020-21. That season, Devan Dubnyk won three games for the San Jose Sharks. After a trade to the Colorado Avalanche, on May 1, 2021, Dubnyk was backstopping the Avalanche to a 4-3 victory over San Jose. Oddly enough, it would be the final regular-season game of Dubnyk’s NHL career.
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- Robby Fabbri (knee surgery) hopes to be back in action Wednesday, but if he is, it won’t come at the expense of one of Detroit youthful performers
- Jakub Vrana will be staying with the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins for a full five-game conditioning stint
- Part two of 21 questions about the Red Wings
- Detroit defenseman Jake Walman is getting Griddy with it
- Detroit draft pick Red Savage is still in the medal hunt at the IIHF World Junior Championship
Red Wings Next Game
The Red Wings are playing host to the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET). They’re 1-1 against the Devils this season, winning at New Jersey and losing at LCA.
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Boston: Jake DeBrusk was the hero for the Boston Bruins in the Winter Classic.
Washington: Much like the Red Wings, the Washington Capitals are facing some tough roster decisions as star players are regaining their health.
Islanders: Could the San Jose Sharks have what the New York Islanders are seeking in a trade partner?
Florida: Is it time to shake up the power-play unit of the struggling Florida Panthers?
Montreal: Based on the performance of their prospects at the World Juniors, the future looks bright for the Montreal Canadiens.
Philadelphia: With Cutter Gauthier, a Philadelphia Flyers prospect, scoring twice, the USA beat Germany to move into the World Junior semifinals.
Vegas: On the day it was announced that the Vegas Golden Knights would be playing in next year’s Winter Classic, a look back at the NHL outdoor game that was held in Las Vegas.
Colorado: Out the entire season due to injury, former Red Wings forward Darren Helm was returning to action for the Colorado Avalanche on Monday.
Calgary: Defenseman Rasmus Andersson has been an unsung hero for the Calgary Flames this season.
San Jose: Erratic continues to be an apt descriptive of how the San Jose Sharks are playng this season.