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Larkin powers another Red Wings victory over Canucks

Red Wings are 4-0 vs. Canucks the past two seasons



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Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin was enjoying his second straight two-goal game on Monday.

All season long, the Detroit Red Wings have mused about getting on a run. Once again, they find themselves arriving at a familiar juncture.

The Red Wings have won three games in a row. Back-to-back wins over the Vancouver Canucks on the heels of a 2-1 decision over the Calgary Flames have them heading to Edmonton on Wednesday again in search of only their second four-game win streak of the season. Oddly enough, this current winning streak began following a 5-2 home-ice loss to the Oilers.

The Wings have only made it to four wins in a row once all season, with victories over San Jose, Columbus, Nashville and Arizona in late November. That stretch, along with a three-game win streak in early November, were both followed by three-game losing skids.

In Monday’s 6-1 win at Vancouver, Detroit was following a familiar formula. Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin netted a pair of first-period goals to give Detroit a 2-0 first-period lead over the Canucks for the second successive game. Larkin also was scoring twice in Saturday’s 5-2 win over Vancouver at Little Caesars Arena.

Forward Robby Fabbri is another Red Wings player who embraces the opportunity to be facing Vancouver. He accounted for a goal and an assist in the win. That performance was extending his point streak against the Canucks to four games. Fabbri has seven points in eight career games facing Vancouver.

Defenseman Gustav Lindstrom also scored for Detroit. It was his first goal in 44 games and second of his 114-game NHL career. Michael Rasmussen collected two assists. Jonatan Berggren, with his third goal in two games and Pius Suter added the other Red Wings tallies.

Ville Husso made 29 saves to improve to 5-0 all-time against the Canucks. He’s the owner of a 1.61 GAA and .951 save percentage against Vancouver during his NHL career.

Red Wings Loving Canadian Content

Detroit was improving to 4-0 against the Canucks over the last two seasons. The Red Wings have outscored Vancouver 15-4 over this four-game streak.

Overall this season, the Wings are 8-4-1 against the NHL’s Canadian clubs. Considering that they play their next two games in Canada, the could bode well as Detroit pursues a four-game win streak for the second time this season. The Wings haven’t posted four successive regulation-time wins yet this season.

Although they’ve lost two in a row on the road to the Oilers, in their last 19 games at Edmonton, the Red Wings are 12-3-4.