Things started out well for the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday. They kicked off the day by putting pressure on Columbus. As contributor Thomas Foydel suggested this morning, they must have eaten their pierogi platter.
The Detroit Red Wings looked like a much different team than they have been lately. Lucas Raymond potted a nifty goal early on, working behind the net after a forced turnover to pick up a goal and tuck it past Spencer Martin.
Razor’s tally put them up one, but the real shock came sooner after Robby Fabbri’s tally. While the Blue Jackets started to battle and tied things up after 20 minutes, the team in front of Ville Husso played well. It’s a bit frustrating to see Columbus pot the breakaway goal, exposing Husso’s glove side again, continuing to be a problem.
The team’s second goal is not totally Husso’s fault. Columbus sent a shot wide, and Adam Fantilli busted out the baseball skills to swat it out of the air. It’s not totally on Husso, but totally put the kibosh on the Red Wings’ hot start.
Detroit Red Wings come out fast, looking like a much different team.
The Red Wings came out and stumbled in the second period. It was a bit concerning, but Detroit did not stop fighting. They put up two during the middle frame to put Detroit ahead, making it a 4-3 game.
The team has struggled to keep themselves fighting hard for all 60 minutes. They let the foot off the gas a bit during the second period, but Detroit kept going strong to pick up a couple of big goals from Alex DeBrincat and Daniel Sprong.
It was a bit of a fight the rest of the way. But the Red Wings came out on top, taking home a 5-4 victory over the Blue Jackets. They got some scoring chances to work their way, keeping their foot on the gas all game long.
For Detroit, the inability to start fast and finish has been a serious issue as of late. However, for the Red Wings, they were able to pick up a few big goals and also stave off the Blue Jackets. The big thing to be concerned about, even in a win, was Husso.
For Husso, it was not the best game. Husso did what Husso has been doing. While some folks on X/Twitter seemed to think that Husso had no soft goals, I’m afraid I have to disagree. Husso’s glove has been a problem.
The first goal was an issue, and then again later, Husso was struggling to stay strong between the pipes as well. It’s a bit concerning that the Red Wings are having issues with goaltending once again; hopefully, things can improve along the way.