There was a bit of a question as the NHL preseason ended when it came to the Detroit Red Wings roster.
Should Lucas Raymond make the team?
The 2020 first-round draft pick eventually did, as the team has been starving for goal-scoring for the last few years.
On Tuesday, Raymond began providing just that.
In the third period of a scoreless game against the Blue Jackets at Little Caesars Arena, Raymond got the puck from a dropoff by captain Dylan Larkin and let a shot rip from the right circle. It beat goalie Joonas Korpisalo for the 19-year-old’s first NHL goal.
Take a look:
This angle from ice level gives an idea of just how fast the game is at its highest level:
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