Red Wings’ Winning Streak Reaches Five with Sweep of Western Canada


The Detroit Red Wings extended their win streak to five as they beat the Calgary Flames 5-2 completing the sweep of Western Canada for the 4th time in franchise history. In Detroit’s five game win streak, they have had 25 shots or less in each contest meanwhile have outscored the opposition 23-10.

The Red Wings had three skaters produce multi-point games: Robby Fabbri (1G,2A), Dylan Larkin (3 Assists), Tyler Bertuzzi (1G,2A). Magnus Hellberg got the nod in net for Detroit, giving Ville Husso a much needed day off. In Hellberg’s first start since January 27th, he faced 35 shots on goal making 35 saves. This was his first win since December 31st.

Coaches’ Comments

Head Coach Derek Lalonde talked after game how impressive it was to win on back-to-back nights and how important it was to get win during this stretch:

Obviously huge second period, really impressed with our guys. Not a very good first period, actually a little disappointed in  our starts for whatever reason. I know we’re three and four games in and we’re in a back to back, but that wasn’t, that hasn’t been us in a while. We talked about a little bit in between periods and the guys had an unbelievable second period won a ton of battles. Obviously special teams was huge and we got a really good back to back win here.

Red Wings’ David Perron Reaches 700 Career Points

Forward David Perron reached a milestone Thursday night, tallying his 700th point after assisting on a Robby Fabbri goal early in the second period. Perron became the 30th active NHL player to reach 700 points. Perron in his first season with the Red Wings now has 35 points in 54 games. (14G,21A)

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