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Sebastian Cossa, Grand rapids Griffins

Red Wings prospect goalie Sebastian Cossa added another highlight to  his first American Hockey League season when he led the Grand Rapids Griffins to a 4-3 win against the Rockford IceHogs Saturday night.

A 2021 first-round pick, Cossa made 26 saves in the win, which extended his personal points streak to 15 consecutive games (10-0-5). That ties the franchise record held by Marc Lamothe (9-0-4-2) during the 2002-03 season. Lamothe played two games for the Detroit Red Wings in 2003-04.

Cossa hasn’t lost in regulation since Jan. 12.  In his 15-game streak, Cossa has given up three or fewer goals 12 times (80%).  He has given up two or fewer goals nine times (60%).

The Griffins have rotated goalies throughout this season: Cossa has played 31 games and owns a 2.54 goals-against average and .912 save percentage. Michael Hutchinson has played 29 games and shows a 2.77 GAA and .896 save percentage.

That tandem has helped the Griffins (31-18-7-4) to the fifth-best record (.608 points percentage) in the Western Conference. They are second in the Central Division, six points behind Milwaukee.

Another Red Wings’ first rounder (2022), Marco Kasper, contributed significantly to the win against the IceHogs. Kasper netted his 12th goal of the season and his 18th assist.  Defenseman Antti Tuomisto (2019 Red Wings pick, 35th overall) scored his fifth goal of the season. The 6-foot-5 defenseman has pleased the Detroit management team with his development this season.

Cross Hanas (drafted 55th overall, Red Wings, 202) also scored for the Griffins, Defenseman Albert Johansson (drafted 60th overall, Red Wings, 2019), likely to be on the Detroit roster next season, had an assist.