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The Daily: Red Wings Perron Saving Pucks For Kids; Bruins Clinch President’s Trophy

Three pucks, three kids – Perron does the math



David Perron, Red Wings
Red Wings forward David Perron gave each of his three kids a puck from his hat-trick performance.

Previously during his NHL career, David Perron was responsible for seven regular-season and one playoff hat-trick during his NHL career. However, after his initial hat-trick for the Detroit Red Wings, Perron was able to create a family first. He was dishing out one of his hat-trick pucks to each of his three children.

Until earlier this month, he couldn’t do that. Perron and his partner Valerie Vandal recently were welcoming their third child, a daughter Sofia, giving them a hat-trick of children. Son Mason and daughter Victoria preceded Sofia into the family.

Howe About That Record?

In their previous life as the Hartford Whalers, the Carolina Hurricanes, Thursday’s visitors to Little Caesars Arean, were making a unique piece of Red Wings history.

On Jan. 12, 1980, the Whalers were downing the Red Wings 6-4 at Joe Louis Arena. In Hartford’s lineup that night was Gordie Howe. In 26 seasons as an NHLer, that was the only NHL regular-season game Howe ever won in Detroit as a visitor.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

  • The Red Wings are recalling center Marco Kasper, their 2022 first-round draft pick, from Rogle of the SHL
  • A 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes was earned by Detroit on a goal by Jake Walman with 3.2 seconds left in regulation time
  • Detroit draftee Carter Mazur impresses in his AHL debut with the Grand Rapids Griffins
  • The Red Wings are maintaining a high level of compete as the NHL season is winding down for them

Red Wings Next Game

Detroit travels to Winnipeg to face the Jets on Friday (8 p.m. ET) to begin a three-game Canadian road trip. Last season’s 3-1 road victory over the Jets marked Detroit’s first regulation-time victory at Winnipeg since 2104.

Hockey Now Network

Pittsburgh: Patience paid off for the Pittsburgh Penguins during a 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators.

Florida: Back-to-back wins over Toronto and Montreal are keeping the Florida Panthers in the playoff picture.

Boston: A 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets was clinching the President’s Trophy for the Boston Bruins.

Montreal: Sean Farrell scored his first NHL goal for the Montreal Canadiens against the Florida Panthers.

Philadelphia: John Tortorella, coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, was watching from the press box as his team lost 5-4 to the Ottawa Senators.

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Colorado: In two days, the Colorado Avalanche have inked three college free agents to pro contracts.

Vegas: The Vegas Golden Knights have clinched a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

San Jose: Henry Thrun was collecting two assists in his NHL debut for the San Jose Sharks.

Calgary: Fellow rookie Jakob Pelletier is serving as a mentor for Calgary Flames newcomer Matthew Coronato.

Los Angeles: Coming up empty in a big game, the Los Angeles Kings were blanked 2-0 by the Edmonton Oilers.