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The Daily: Red Wings Raise Expectations; Ovi Answers With 14 SOG



Ville Husso, Red Wings

When you give a fan base a taste of success, they crave more. With the Detroit Red Wings looking like such a formidable force in the early going this season, Detroit fans have already raised their expectations when it comes to the playoffs.

That was noticeable last night after the Red Wings lost a 5-4 overtime game to the Seattle Kraken. Red Wings fans weren’t quite sure what to think about it. On one hand, they erased a two-goal deficit to earn a point on a night when their goalie gave up some goals he would like to have back. On the other hand, they took two penalties in the final four minutes of regulation and gave up a tying power play goal in the final two minutes.

Good point or bad point?

Meanwhile around the league, Boston Bruins keep winning. Apparently, Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci weren’t as important as we thought they were. And it is reaffirmed that we should never doubt Alex Ovechkin. With the media writing about his goalless slump and his shot total being down, Ovechkin scored his first goal of the season in a loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

But here’s his mic drop: Ovechkin put up 14 shots on goal against the Maple Leafs. Nothing to see here.

Red Wings’ Next Game

Coach Derek Lalonde’s Red Wings (5-1-1) are home Thursday to play the Winnipeg Jets.  Robby Fabbri is out for another three weeks or so, but forward Klim Kostin and defenseman Jeff Petry are both considered day to day.

Red Wings In Case You Missed it

  • The Red Wings rallied from behind, and then blew a lead against the Seattle Kraken to lose in overtime. Is that a good point or a bad point?
  • It’s not Halloween yet, but ‘Ghost’ is putting a scare into Detroit’s opponents. Newcomer Shayne Gostisbehere is having an impact on the Red Wingts
  • Axel Sandin-Pellikka, a Red Wings 2023 first-round pick, is ‘wowing’ his teammates in Sweden with his offensive ability.

Hockey Now Network

Boston: No Bergeron. No Krejci. No problem. The Boston Bruins matched their record for their best start ever. The Red Wings play them Saturday in Boston

Chicago: Nate Brown writes that a break in the schedule and puck luck is what the Chicago Blackhawks need right now.

Montreal: Marc Dumont writes that special teams continue to let down the Montreal Canadiens.

San Jose: Sheng Peng offers that not even the brilliance of MacKenzie Blackwood or William Eklund could save the San Jose Sharks against the Florida Panthers.