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The Daily: Sabres Running Roughshod Over Red Wings; Cossa ECHL Goalie of Month
Detroit prospect top ECHL goalie for March
To suggest that the Buffalo Sabres have dominated the Detroit Red Wings this season would in fact probably be understating the situation.
In three meetings, Buffalo has put 19 goals into the Detroit net while going 3-0. The Red Wings are getting their last chance at redemption when they face the Sabres on Thursday (7 p.m. ET) at Little Caesars Arena.
“Unfortunately, in all three of those Buffalo games – we’ve played them three times – we’ve given up a ton of goals,” Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde said. “We’ve only taken one point. Conversely, they’ve taken all six.
“We’ve given them easy offense. No matter who you play, we can’t give up easy offense, and a lineup like that with all four lines, their D, they can go. They’ll make you pay. They’re a great offensive team. They lean offense. That’s their identity.
“I think we just haven’t handled it very well. So I just think our team defense as a whole will need to be better.”
Detroit Prospect Cossa Earns ECHL Honor
Sebastian Cossa of the Toledo Walleye is the ECHL goaltender of the month for March. Taken 15th overall by Detroit in the 2021 NHL entry draft, rookie pro Cossa, 20, was posting a 6-1-1 record along with one shutout, a 1.73 goals-against average and a .944 save percentage across eight appearances.
GOALTENDER. OF. THE. MONTH.
Proud of ya, Seabass 🥲
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— Toledo Walleye (@ToledoWalleye) April 5, 2023
Cossa held opponents to two goals or less in six of his eight March games., while making 32 or more stops in five of those eight games.
Amadeus At It Again
Another game, another lamp lit by Amadeus Lombardi. The center chosen 113th overall by the Red Wings in the 2022 NHL entry draft roofed a goal to give the Flint Firebirds a 1-0 lead over the Saginaw Spirit in Game 4 of their OHL opening-round playoff series.
Amadeus. Lombardi. 🤩
The @DetroitRedWings prospect and @FlintFirebirds superstar roofs it upstairs to open the scoring against the Spirit.#OHLPlayoffs | #SAGvsFLNT pic.twitter.com/r0nHvH9qeo
— Ontario Hockey League (@OHLHockey) April 6, 2023
Unfortunately for Lombardi and the Firebirds, the Spirit would rally for a 2-1 overtime victory. Saginaw owns a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series with Game 5 set for Friday in Saginaw.
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- A lower-body injury is bringing an end to the season for center Marco Kasper’s brief glimpse of Red Wings hockey
- Detroit goalie Ville Husso posted a 5-0 shutout over Montreal in his return from the IL
- The Red Wings are displaying forward progress this season
Red Wings Next Game
The Buffalo Sabres visit Little Caesars Arena on Thursday. The Sabres were 5-4 shootout winners at LCA on Nov. 30. They also own 8-3 and 6-3 wins over Detroit on home ice.
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Pittsburgh: One of the most popular Pittsburgh Penguins players of all-time, Marc-Andre Fleury gets the start for the Minnesota Wild at Pittsburgh on Thursday and could put a serious dent into the Penguins’ fading playoff hopes.
Florida: So far, the reviews are mixed on the return of Florida Panthers forward Anthony Duclair from injury.
Montreal: Goalie Cayden Primeau, son of ex-Red Wings forward Keith Primeau, remains on recall to the Montreal Canadiens.
Boston: Exiting practice early on Wednesday, Boston Bruins forward David Krejci is listed as questionable with an undisclosed injury.
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Los Angeles: It’s time for the Los Angeles Kings to increase the role of defenseman Rasmus Kupari.
Calgary: In need of a win over the Winnipeg Jets to keep their flickering playoff hopes alive, the Calgary Flames got it in a 3-1 victory on Wednesday.
Colorado: Success in the AHL is earning Ben Meyers another look with the Colorado Avalanche.
San Jose: San Jose Sharks captain Logan Couture and San Jose Barracuda captain Andrew Agozzino share a hockey history that goes back to the 2009 OHL playoffs.
Vegas: In his ongoing bankruptcy case, Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner has been accused of fraud by creditor Aliya Growth Fund.