The Detroit Red Wings rallied from a 3-1 third period deficit to defeat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 in overtime last night, and the Wings headed home from their 4-game road trip to host the Vegas Golden Knights this evening (6 PM EST on Bally Sports Detroit/ATT Sportsnet Rocky Mountain/97.1 FM).
Vegas has won 5 of its past 6 games, and they most recently defeated Montreal 5-2 on Saturday night.
Of Red Wings-related note this morning:
- AWood40 posted a 14-and-a-half-minute long highlight clip of last night’s game:
2. The Free Press’s Helene St. James posted a subscriber-only article chronicling the Wings’ win over Buffalo, noting that Moritz Seider spoke of relief regarding his team winning (as they continue to play 11 times in 17 nights) instead of patting himself on the back for scoring his first NHL goal:
“Really happy with the W,” Seider said. “We had a couple tough ones on the road. Not a good performance in Boston and not in Montreal, so it was really good to finish the road trip strong.”
Seider had set up nine goals his first 11 games, but had yet to find the back of the net. He sent the puck top shelf, then collected it as a memento.
“I wasn’t looking for something, but I’m happy to finally get it,” Seider said.
Seider, a first-round pick in 2019, has emerged as the Wings’ top defenseman at just 20 years old.
“It’s been a hell of a ride so far and I’m really looking forward to the next one.”
3. And Seider also spoke with MLive’s Ansar Khan about his goal and the Wings’ win:
“Just trying to protect the puck, take it towards the net,” Seider said. “I don’t know if the goalie cheated short side or was just doing his job. I saw a little hole and luckily it went in. It’s nice getting the game-winner, but I’m way happier with the two points and the way we played, because we did it the right way in the third period.”
Seider earlier in the week was named NHL rookie of the month, edging out Raymond.
“It’s a lot of games, a lot of competitive players around the league and that’s what you’re looking for,” Seider said. “I think I’m still adjusting every single day, but the boys make it real easy, so it’s been a hell of a ride so far and I’m really looking forward to the next one.”
The Red Wings begin a four-game homestand Sunday against the Vegas Golden Knights at Little Caesars Arena (6 p.m., Bally Sports Detroit).
The Red Wings trailed 3-1 and didn’t have much going before Bertuzzi took a cross-ice pass from Danny DeKeyser and scored at 13:24 of the third. Bertuzzi then made a nice move to split the defense and tie the game at 14:54.
“He’s that type of guy who brings energy to the team and that’s just what we needed in that moment,” Seider said. “We shifted the momentum right there (Bertuzzi’s first goal), two shifts later we got the third one, so obviously a great five-minute stretch by us.”