The Granit Puck goes to a young player with Rogle of the SHL who exemplifies such distinctive qualities as camaraderie, fair play and good and positive spirit. This year, the award is going to Detroit Red Wings prospect Marco Kasper.
He was presented the award prior to Rogle’s final regular-season home game. “It was great fun to be able to do it in front of our fans, an experience that I will remember,” Kasper told Expressen.se. “I am very happy about the award.”
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Kasper was less happy about Rogle’s SHL playoff opener on Saturday, a 2-1 loss to Leksand.
“The pressure in a play-off is special,” Kasper said. “It is the same for all teams. I think we are good enough and have enough experience to move on.
“We’ve had some injuries and lost games that we should have won, but the only thing on our minds now is to advance to the quarterfinals.”
Griffins Lose In Shootout
The AHL Grand Rapids Griffins, Detroit’s top farm club, suffered another tough setback, a 3-2 shootout loss to the Cleveland Monsters.
As well as losing the game, the Griffins also lost goaltender Victor Brattstrom. He went down with an undisclosed injury with 23 seconds remaining in overtime. Alex Nedeljkovic took over in goal.
Matt Luff and Joel L’Eserperance scored for GR. Luff has points in four straight games. Collecting two assists, Danny O’Regan now has 13 points (4-9-13) over the last 11 games. Simon Edvinsson also dished out an assist for the Griffins.
Grand Rapids was making a trio of roster moves. Forward Lukas Craggs was given his release from a professional tryout. Ate the same time, the Griffins were recalling forwards Drew Worrad and Kiril Tyutyayev from the ECHL Toledo Walleye.
Red Wings In Case You Missed it
- Detroit was squandering a 2-0 first-period lead and losing 3-2 to the Bruins at Boston on Saturday afternoon
- According to captain Dylan Larkin, it wil be weird for the Red Wings to see Tyler Bertuzzi skating in the Bruins uniform at LCA
- Backup goaltender Magnus Hellberg has been delivering the goods for the Wings
- Like father like son? Red Wings prospect Red Savage is the son of former NHLer Brian Savage
Red Wings Next Game
Detroit is completing a weekend home-and-home set with the Boston Bruins on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET at Little Caesars Arena. The Red Wings are 4-6-1 this season in the second game of back to backs. They’re 4-1-1 in their last six home games against the Bruins.
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Boston: The Boston Bruins are recalling forward Jakub Lauko from AHL Providence, but it’s not clear if a forward was suffering an injury in Saturday’s win over the Red Wings.
Pittsburgh: Sure they beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-1 on Saturday, but it was hardly an impressive performance by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Islanders: The New York Islanders got forward Cal Clutterbuck back from injury, but they also got whacked 5-1 by Washington.
Florida: The Florida Panthers were rallying from a 4-2 deficit but still fell 5-4 in overtime to the Winnipeg Jets.
Washington: Boosting their playoff hopes, the Washington Capitals were routing the New York Islanders.
Montreal: A 3-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils was helping to imrpove the draft lottery odds for the Montreal Canadiens.
Philadelphia: John Tortorella, coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, discusses the club’s recent change in the GM’s chair from Chuck Fletcher to Daniel Briere.
Calgary: After playing him on right wing for much of the season, the Calgary Flames are moving Jonathan Huberdeau back to his natural left wing position.
Colorado: Cale Makar set a Colorado Avalanche franchise record for defensemen by netting his fifth overtime winner.
Vegas: Goalie Jonathan Quick was posting his first shutout for the team in the latest Vegas Golden Knights victory.
San Jose: Assessing the top 10 San Jose Sharks prospects.
Los Angeles: The addiiton of Vladislav Gavrikov is enabling the Los Angeles Kings to again play right-shot defenseman Sean Durzi on the right side.