DETROIT — Defenseman Moritz Seider said he “was surprised as everyone else” when he used a backhander to beat Boston Bruins goalie Jeremy Swayman for a key goal Sunday.
“It’s not something I practice on a daily basis, that’s for sure,” Seider said. “Just saw a big gap there, saw a hole, jumped in it.”
Dylan Larkin didn’t like Seider’s portrayal. He’s been watching Seider mature into one of the league’s premium defensemen. He knows Seider has elite instincts, skill and a propensity for delivering big-time play. Seider’s goal, at 6:34 of the second period, gave the Red Wings a jolt of confidence on the way to a 5-3 win against the top-seeded Boston Bruins.
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“He’s not giving himself enough credit for how nice that was,” Larkin said. “It got the bench going for sure.”
Seider stripped the puck from David Pastrnak and raced down the ice to score the goal.
Seider is the first Detroit defenseman, age 21 and under, to score a shorthanded goal since Steve Chiasson did it twice in the 1988-89 season. He is the first Detroit defenseman of any age to score a shorthanded goal since 2018 when Trevor Daley scored . Seider added an assist for his seventh multi-point game of the season. Seider now also has 15 career multi-point game, passing Nicklas Lidstrom for the Detroit record by a defensemen who are 21 and under. Since Jan.10, Seider has 22 points and is +6 in 28 games.
Larkin Climbing List
Larkin’s three-point game against the Boston Bruins was his sixth three-point effort of the season. He now has 31 points in his past 28 games.
After today’s game, Dylan Larkin has 250 career assists, tying him with Nick Libett for 19th place on the franchise’s all-time list. Larkin also is the first Red Wings player to register 25-or-more power play points since Henrik Zetterberg did it in 2014-15.
Lucas Raymond recorded a pair of assists for his ninth multi-point game of the season. Raymond has 13 points (6-7-13) in 20 games since Jan. 10 vs. Winnipeg…The Red Wings are 10-1 this season when they score multiple power play goals.