How much does Alex DeBrincat love scoring? Let him count the ways.
“I was always smaller than everyone,” DeBrincat recalled. “I had to find different ways to score. Wasn’t gonna power my way to the net. Had to find different areas.”
One of the DeBrincat scoring methods is to strip the puck carrier on the forecheck and then beat the goalie on the break-in. Quick release, The puck was past Jeremy Swayman on Friday before he was truly set. DeBrincat’s 12th goal of the season helped the Red Wings power their way to a 5-2 win against the Boston Bruins.
One of Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman’s offseason missions was to improve the team’s offense and clearly he has done that. As the Red Wings approach the quarter-pole mark of the 82-game schedule, they rank fifth in the NHL with a second average of 3.68 goals per game.