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Red Wings Notebook: Don’t Expect to See Walman as Shootout Participant

NHL suspends Zadorov for head hit on Raymond



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Scoring a penalty shot winner in overtime for the Red Wings isn't about to earn defenseman Jake Walman a shootout opportunity.

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jake Walman was putting on a display of some nifty moves in beating Vancouver Canucks goalie Casey DeSmith with an overtime winner Saturday on a penalty shot to give Detroit a 4-3 victory.

Walman couldn’t recollect if he’d ever taken a penalty shot previously during his hockey career.

“I had a breakaway in Toronto but I don’t remember a penalty shot, no,” Walman said, admitting to pre-shot jitters. “My legs were shaking a little bit.”

As impressive as his finish was, Walman didn’t do anything to convince coach Derek Lalonde that his name should be on the list the next time that the Red Wings are participating in a game-deciding shootout.

“We’ve got a pretty deep group in that,” Lalonde said. “He won’t find himself in the top five.”

Milestones For Kane, Perron

Only one player selected in the 2007 NHL entry draft has played 1200 NHL games. And only one other player from that draft class has played 1100 NHL games.

They were both on the same forward line in Saturday’s game.

Patrick Kane, playing his 1200th game and David Perron, playing his 1100th game, flanked J.T. Compher on Detroit’s second forward unit.

“It’s awesome,” Perron said. “Every milestone is special for sure. And to do it with him. I’ve played so many years against him.

“Even playing on his line, it’s almost surreal for me.”

Red Wings Lalonde Unhappy With Miscue

For the second straight game, the Red Wings were victimized for a goal scored by an opposing player coming out of the penalty box. To say that Lalonde was miffed about this would be an understatement. He made no effort to hide his disappointment in Moritz Seider and Ben Chiarot, the defenseman on the ice for the goal scored by former Red Wings defenseman Filip Hronek.

“It’s minor hockey,” Lalonde said. “The goalie’s slapping his stick, you read it and get off the line and don’t give them a freebie.

“The last D comes off the line and gets out in front of them no matter where the play is. We actually had our forward change properly to have two D on the ice and for both of those guys to lean in to the tops of the circles it’s unacceptable. That’s a detail you can’t have happen.”

Raymond Okay After Cheap Shot

Detroit forward Lucas Raymond was able to return to action after being laid out with a head shot from Canucks defenseman Nikita Zadorov. The Vancouver was the recipient of a match penalty for his actions.

“I don’t like that hit,” Lalonde said. “That’s the classic blindside that the league has been trying to get out of the league for an awful long time.

“I’m glad he’s good. Obviously a good sign that he came back.”

Late Saturday, the NHL issued a two-game suspension to Zadorov.

Ice Chips

The point streak of Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin came to a halt at 12 games . . . On his return to Detroit, Hronek was figuring in all three Vancouver goals with a goal and two assists. “I would rather take a win,” Hronek said. “It would be more fun.”