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The Daily: CuJo Nearly Played Against Red Wings; Son of Former Detroit Player to Start For Canadiens

CuJo was EBUG during Sunday’s Red Wings vs. Maple Leafs game

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Former Red Wings goalie Curtis Joseph
Former Red Wings goalie Curtis Joseph served as ebug during Sunday's Red Wings game at Toronto.

A familiar face to Red Wings fans was an injury away from opposing Detroit on Sunday in Toronto. When Maple Leafs goalie Matt Murray left the game after suffering an injury in a collision with Red Wings forward Lucas Raymond, former Red Wings netminder Curtis Joseph was called into action as the emergency backup goaltender (EBUG).

Cameras did catch Joseph trundling through the bowels of Scotiabank Arena, carrying his hockey bag over his shoulder like a beer leaguer. He donned his gear and remained in the Leafs dressing room for the remainder of the game. Ilya Samsonov finished in the Toronto net as Detroit won 5-2.

While best remembered for his time in Toronto, Joseph tended goal for the Red Wings from 2002-04.

Amadeus At It Again

The Flint Firebirds beat the Saginaw Spirit 5-4 in overtime in Game 3 of their OHL opening-round playoff series on Monday. Saginaw leads the best-of-seven series 2-1.

Red Wings prospect Amadeus Lombardi netted the fourth goal for Flint. The OHL gave it recognition as their play of the night.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

  • The future of the Red Wings delivered a present to the Detroit faithful – a road victory in Toronto
  • Marco Kasper was a winner in his NHL debut with Detroit
  • Playing for a new contract, Red Wings goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic has posted the club’s last three victories

Red Wings Next Game

Closing out a three-game Canadian road trip, Detroit is in Montreal on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET) to face the Canadiens. The Wings are 3-2 in their last five visits to the Bell Centre.

Hockey Now Network

Montreal: Cayden Primeau, son of former Red Wings center Keith Primeau, will get the start in goal for the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday against Detroit.

Pittsburgh: Forward Alex Nylander has been returned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Florida: The Florida Panthers are signing college free-agent forward Ryan McCallister of Western Michigan. He’s currently sitting eighth overall in NCAA scoring.

Boston: Jake DeBrusk was laughing about greasing a goal from Boston Bruins teammate Trent Frederic as the latter was making a homecoming to St. Louis.

Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Flyers are going to give defense prospect Ronnie Attard a look down the stretch of the NHL season.

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Colorado: Injured Colorado Avalanche players Artturi Lehkonen and Josh Manson are back skating.

Los Angeles: Don’t look now, but the Los Angeles Kings have a goalie battle on their hands.

Calgary: Unlikely heroes were powering the Calgary Flames to a come-from-behind win over the Anaheim Ducks.

San Jose: Early returns are indicating that the young guns of the San Jose Sharks are going to be just fine.

Vegas: Fianlly in his eighth NHL season, Vegas Golden Knights forward Jack Eichel will be experiencing the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time.