Another day, another honor for Detroit Red Wings goalie of the future Sebastian Cossa. The netminder Detroit was selecting 15th overall in the 2021 NHL entry draft is the ECHL goaltender of the week.
Cossa went 2-0-0 with one shutout, a 0.50 goals-against average and a save percentage of .982 in two appearances last week. The 20-year-old made 32 saves in a 4-1 win against Iowa on Saturday and stopped all 23 shots in a 1-0 victory over Wheeling on Sunday.
— Toledo Walleye (@ToledoWalleye) March 7, 2023
Cossa is tied for the ECHL lead with four shutouts, is tied for third in the league with 20 wins, seventh overall with a 2.50 goals-against average and 14th with a .911 save percentage.
He’s won seven games in a row, a career high. Over that span, Cossa is showing three shutouts, a GAA of 0.86 and a .969 save percentage.
Griffins Drop One To Cleveland
Matt Luff was the lone goal scorer as the Grand Rapids Griffins were falling to the Cleveland Monsters 4-1 on Tuesday. The loss was putting another nail in the coffin containing the Griffins’ slim AHL playoff hopes.
Defenseman Simon Edvinsson drew an assist on the goal. He’s now sitting fifth among AHL rookie defensemen with 5-21-26 totals.
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- All of a sudden, Detroit is proving virtually incapable of any consistency in scoring goals
- Former Detroit player Oskar Sundqvist was making his debut for the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday
- Now that he’s stockpiled draft picks, Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman figures his next task is to use those picks to get players
Red Wings Next Game
Detroit will be playing host to the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday at Little Caesars Arena. The Blackhawks just blanked the Ottawa Sentors 5-0 in their previous game. That’s the same Ottawa team that whipped the Red Wings 6-2 and 6-1 in a pair of games last week.
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Pittsburgh: Remember when the Pittsburgh Penguins blew a 4-0 lead and lost 5-4 in overtime to the Red Wings? Well on Tuesday, Pittsburgh fell behind 4-0 and was rallying for a 5-4 OT win over Columbus.
Islanders: Fashioning a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres, the New York Islanders were staying atop the Eastern Conference Wild Card race.
Washington: Brian MacLellan, GM of the Washington Capitals, will be purusing the acquisition of a top-six winger during the offseason.
Florida: Edging the Vegas Golden Knights 2-1, the Florida Panthers were maintaining pace in the Eastern Conference Wild Card chase.
Montreal: Looking back at the saga of the Montreal Canadiens and Jesperi Kotkaniemi, two years after the fact of his departure to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Boston: Defenseman Dmitry Orlov, one of the newest Boston Bruins, is the NHL’s First Star of the Week.
Philadelphia: Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Tony DeAngelo was picking up a spearing major and game misconduct after jabbing his stick into the groin of Tampa Bay’s Corey Perry.
Los Angeles: Goalie Pheonix Copley talks about getting to the 20-win plateau with the Los Angeles Kings.
Colorado: Regaining their health, the Colorado Avalanche were whipping the San Jose Sharks 6-0.
Calgary: Could Calgary Flames newcomer Nick Ritchie be a good fit for the game of Jonathan Huberdeau?
San Jose: San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson angrily threw his helmet on the ice in a dispute over a call made by referee Gord Dwyer.
Vegas: The Vegas Golden Knights simply couldn’t find goals during a 2-1 loss to the Florida Panthers.