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The Daily: Walleye Using Two Red Wings’ Goalies; B’s Switching Netminders?

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Sebastian Cosa, Red Wings prospect

The Toledo Walleye have decided two Detroit Red Wings’ prospect goalies are better than one when it comes to their ECAC Kelly Cup playoff run.

The Walleye have a 2-0 lead over the Indy Fuel in their best-of-seven playoff series and have used both of their Red Wings’ netminders

Sebastian Cossa, 20, made 18  saves in a 4-1 Walleye win on Friday in Toledo, and John Lethem0n followed up with a 4-2 triumph Saturday. He posted 34 saves.

Cossa owns a .947 save percentage going into Tuesday’s Game 3 in Indianapolis and Lethemon is at .944.

Traditionally, coaches prefer to go with one goalie in the postseason, but Walleye Coach Dan Watson is clearly willing to buck that tradition. At least for now. Former Michigan State standout Lethemon, 26, was the ECAC is the goalie of the year. He was signed by the Red Wings last month. But Cossa is considered the Red Wings’ goalie of the future.

Watson is considered one of the leading candidates for the Grand Rapids Griffins’ vacant head coaching job.

Tigers Celebrate HRs with Red Wings’ Bucket

Special hats are all the rage around major league baseball when it comes to celebrating home runs. Every player seems to don special headgear after a mammoth blast

Now, the Tigers have  a new celebratory hat and it involves the Red Wings.

The Tigers’ new HR hat is a Red Wings’ helmet.

 

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Red Wings’ Offseason

The Red Wings  are preparing for the 2023 NHL draft (June 28-29, Nashville). The Red Wings have a five percent chance of winning the first pick in the draft lottery. That drawing will be May 8, at NHL Network’s Secaucus, N.J., studio. The event will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN, Sportsnet and TVA Sports. Generational prospect Connor Bedard will be the No. 1 pick.

Hockey Now Network

Boston: Joe Haggerty writes that Jeremy Swayman is a possible option in goal for Game 4. Linus Ullmark is a little banged up. Boston Bruins.

Colorado: Evan Rawal writes about the Nathan MacKinnon that everyone knew was coming.  Colorado Avalanche

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Florida: George Richards writes that Ryan Lombardi enjoys the role as public enemy No. 1, Florida Panthers.

Montreal:  The Canadiens have to sort out their goaltending future this summer and it has some complications. Montreal Canadiens.

Pittsburgh: Dave Molinari writes that who the Pittsburgh Penguins take in the draft isn’t the Penguins only draft question. Pittsburgh Penguins.

San Jose: Vlasic lobbies to play with Erik Karlsson next season. San Jose Sharks.

Vegas: The Golden Knights blew a 4-1 win and came back to win the game in double-overtime. It was a thriller. Vegas Golden Knights.