Red Wings-Islanders quick take: Wings avoid the Islanders’ trap thanks to OT Seider

The Detroit Red Wings attempted to extend their winning streak to 5 games against the struggling New York Islanders on Saturday night at Little Caesars Arena.

The Islanders came into Saturday night’s game on an 0-8-and-1 slide, but they received several lineup reinforcements for Saturday’s game.

Detroit nearly fell into the Islanders’ trap repeatedly–surrendering an early shorthanded goal, affording the Islanders 2-2 and 3-3 ties, and a regulation point as well…

But Givani Smith scored a goal and added an assist, Filip Hronek and Sam Gagner registered pretty markers, and Moritz Seider put on a f***ing clinic in overtime with his game-robbery goal on Sorokin.

Are you kidding me?! #LGRW— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 5, 2021

So Detroit won their 5th straight game and advanced to 9-2-and-2 at home in Game 25.

The teams dressed the following lines…

#Isles in warmups (Remember that I’m just the humble reporter, i.e. don’t shoot the messenger)
Varlamov— Andrew Gross (@AGrossNewsday) December 4, 2021

Tonight vs. the Islanders. #LGRW— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 4, 2021

The starters and scratches were as follows…

In the 1st period…

The first period began with Pius Suter dialing in for the opening faceoff opposite Jean-Gabriel Pageau, with Joe Veleno and Filip Zadina on Suter’s wings, and Nick Leddy starting with Filip Hronek opposite his former team.

The puck dropped at center ice and Detroit tied up the draw, with Leddy and Veleno jamming the puck along the boards, and the scrum lasted for fifteen seconds before the Isles took over, chipped the puck just wide of Nedeljkovic, and Leddy got hit from behind heavily.

There was no penalty on the play.

The Islanders won the next deep zone faceoff and Barzal jabbed the puck toward the front of the net, but Oesterle cleared the zone, Detroit chipped and chased, and Rasmussen’s line worked opposite Barzal as they skated into the Wings’ zone.

Seider fell over, the Isles cycled deep, Seider was smeared from behind by Anders Lee, and there was a penalty called at 1:15 of the 1st.

Anders Lee sat for cross-checking at 1:15 of the 1st.

On the power play, Larkin set up for a deep offensive zone draw, lost it, and Suter regained possession to Seider at the point, Larkin spun it to Seider and back, Fabbri tried to feed Suter in front of the net, it went back to Seider, to Raymond, to Larkin he was stopped and Sorokin gobbled up the rebound as Pius Suter was hacked to the ice in front of the net.

Detroit won the next draw and Seider sent a one-timed pass from Larkin to Sorokin, who saw the shot the entire way to the net, and made an easy glove save;

With 1:21 left on the PP and 1:54 gone in the 1st, Detroit tied up the next draw, but the Isles chipped it down ice, and Seider skated up ice, dropped to Larkin, and skated into the zone.

Fabbri tipped the puck back to Seider center point, he fed Fabbri, Raymond fed Suter, he found Larkin and his shot twas blocked into the netting, so the first unit went off.

The second unit hit the ice and Rasmussen was tossed from the faceoff circle, so Erne drew in and lost it, so Clutterbuck skated in and scored shorthanded.

Cal Clutterbuck deked around Filip Zadina and Nedeljkovic tried to poke-check Clutterbuck, who deked the other way and jammed a shorthanded goal into the net.

A look at Clutterbuck’s shorthanded goal!— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) December 5, 2021

Cal Clutterbuck scored from Jean-Gabriel Pageau at 2:45 of the 1st period. 1-0 Islanders.

The Red Wings went back to the top unit of their PP, skated in deep, and Fabbri’s pass was blocked, as the PP expired Raymond held the zone, Detroit cycled, and Fabbri’s stick was hacked out of his hands.

The Islanders broke into the Wings’ zone, cycled, and Detroit jabbed the puck out of trouble, and Rowney jabbed it deep and cycled to Gagner.

Gagner reversed flow for Staal, but the Isles took over and iced the puck…until Barzal charged deep, forcing Nedeljkovic to play the puck.

Staal, Rowney, Gagner and Namestnikov jabbed the puck onto the net, and the Isles raced back the other way and Wahlstrom sent a shot on Nedeljkovic.

Detroit chipped and changed with 4:40 gone in the 1st.

As the 5-minute mark passed, the Rasmussen line took to the ice and Rasmussen won the offensive zone draw to Filip Hronek, who walked the line, fired a snap shot at the net, and it may have been tipped by Kyle Palmieri’s toe into the top shelf.

Defenseman Filip Hronek comes through with a seeing-eye shot from the point to even things up! #LGRW— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) December 5, 2021

HRONEK SNIPE! #LGRW— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 5, 2021

Hronek made it 1-1 at 5:18 of the 1st period from Michael Rasmussen and Adam Erne.

The Islanders were doing a good job of winning faceoffs and punting pucks to center ice, but Detroit was steadying itself and the Isles looked sharper and sharper as the period progressed.

The problem was that the Wings were a little too cute, when they just needed to chip pucks in on Sorokin and chase the rebounds.

The first TV timeout hit at 7:01 of the 1st, and Detroit was leading in shots 7-2, attempts 10-2, the hits were 4-1 Islanders, and the faceoffs were 6-4 Islanders.

When play resumed, Rowney’s line lost a draw and afforded the Isles a shot on Nedeljkovic which was bumped out, as well as a puck battle that afforded the Islanders zone time.

Smith did generate a shot chance on Sorokin at the other end, and off the rebound of Smith’s shot, Rowney cycled behind the net to Smith, Smith found Gagner pulling out front, and he put the puck off Sorokin’s nameplate and into the net to make it 2-1 Detroit at 7:37.

Veteran forward Sam Gagner tallies from a near-impossible angle, putting the @DetroitRedWings on top! #LGRW— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) December 5, 2021

Let’s goooo 🙌🚨— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 5, 2021

Ok, Gags! #LGRW— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 5, 2021

From behind the goal line 👀👀— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) December 5, 2021

Sam Gagner scored from Smith and Rowney at 7:37 to make it 2-1 Detroit.

On the post-goal shift, the Red Wings’ first line skated in deep, surrendered the puck, and Kieffer Bellows raced the other way, but fired his shot over Nedeljkovic into the crowd.

Fabbri, Larkin and Raymond did an OK job of cycling deep into the Islanders’ zone off the defensive zone draw, Hronek chipped a puck off Raymond and the Islanders iced the puck vs. Leddy and Hronek, with 10:57 left in the 1st.

The Islanders were a dirty team: Marc Staal got smeared into the boards face-first around 9:30 into the 1st, and there was no call on the play;

The 10-minute mark passed with Nedeljkovic in trouble and then relieving said trouble by playing the puck;

And Adam Erne smoked Adam Beauvillier hip-first, but Wahlstrom was angry at Erne and the two fought briefly.

Adam Erne introduces himself to Anthony Beauvillier with a devestating check! #LGRW— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) December 5, 2021

💥— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 5, 2021

Holy 💥— The Cam & Strick Podcast (@CamandStrick) December 5, 2021

The players got 5-minute majors and Wahlstrom got 2 and 10 for instigating, so the Red Wings went to the power play…

And Scott Mayfield went for sending the puck out of play at 11:02, giving Detroit 1:17 of a 5-on-3.

On the power play, the 5-on-4 was uneventful save the chip-out by Mayfield…

But Fabbri lost the deep zone draw to Pageau, Raymond stole the puck, Hronek skated deep, to Larkin deeper it went, back to Hronek, to Larkin, and the puck was chipped out by the Islanders but off the glass.

Larkin drew in for the following deep offensive zone faceoff to Sorokin’s left, 56 left PP time, and Seider sent a one-timer wide of the net;

Raymond, Larkin and Hronek cycled, Larkin fed it to Seider center point, he fed Larkin, to Seider it went, and Seider bumped a puck off Fabbri;

Seider reversed, fired a shot off Fabbri again, and Seider held the zone.

Raymond worked the puck deep, Hronek fed Larkin, he was stopped by Sorokin, and Hronek could not keep the puck in the zone;

Nedeljkovic fed Raymond, to Larkin, to Hronek it went, the first PENALTY expired, Detroit continued 5 on 4 for 35 seconds, Seider lost the puck, Dobson chipped it down and Detroit changed….

Detroit’s Rasmussen, Zadina and Suter rode out the power play with Leddy and Gagner, and the Wings could not convert.

Both power plays expired sans a goal for Detroit.

Detroit got chippier at even strength, and they jousted and jostled the Islanders, who did generate some scoring chances around 14:30 into the 1st, but Detroit was dogged defensively, and the Islanders did not have much confidence in anything other than their ability to play physical hockey.

Givani Smith did send a smart tip in of an Oesterle shot just short of 15 minutes into the 1st, but Sorokin got his pad on the puck;

At 15:06 of the 1st, the shots were 12-2 Detroit, attempts 20-6 Detroit, hits 7-2 Isles, giveaways 1-0 Isles, takeaways 0-0, blocked shots 5-3 Isles, faceoffs 10-7 Islanders.

After the TV timeout, the Isles cycled in the Wings’ zone, with Clutterbuck, Martin and Parise skating together, but Veleno deciphered and decoded an Islanders chance;

Barzal was stifled by Nedeljkovic as a Wings defender fell down, and as the Islanders pushed, Barzal swiped the puck from Seider, Pelech fed Beauvillier, and Detroit stifled the Isles’ chance.

The Islanders did generate some offensive momentum as the 1st period wound down, but Detroit dominated puck possession on their side of center ice.

The Islanders also got away with a lot of hacking and whacking in the Wings’ zone, so Detroit’s time in the defensive end was a rather painful time.

Raymond, Fabbri and Larkin’s line took to the ice with 2:10 remaining, cycled deep, and Raymond put a puck off Staal, covered for him, continued to cycle and avoided Czarnik at the blueline, Staal and Fabbri helped Larkin, and Raymond swept a shot toward the net that was blocked…

With 1:15 remaining in the 1st, the Rowney line came out and ground out the puck down low, but Sam Gagner could not keep the puck in, and the Islanders skated into Detroit’s zone, Bellows cycled, and Detroit cleared with 40 seconds remaining;

The Wings then repelled the next Islanders rush, and the next one after that, with Seider and Oesterle playing smart hockey as Detroit chipped and changed;

And the Wings emerged from the 1st period up 2-1.

Up 1 after 1!#LGRW— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 5, 2021

Goals from @hronek_filip and @89SGagner have the good guys on top after 20 minutes. #LGRW— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) December 5, 2021

1st period stats for the Red Wings vs. the Islanders. Detroit leads 2-1 after 1.— George Malik (@georgemalik) December 5, 2021

To the 2nd!#LGRW— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 5, 2021

In the 2nd period…

The period began with Suter’s line starting, and he lose the draw to Barzal, the Islanders chipped and chased, Nedeljkovic had to make a blocker stop, and another as the Isles buzzed with lots of energy in the Wings’ zone, and Detroit got backed in.

Hronek, Zadina, Suter and Veleno all had to work together to clear the zone, and Suter did feed Larkin as he took off coming off the bench, but the pass was short, and the Isles skated back into the Wings’ zone, where Seider had to block Palmieri, and Detroit couldn’t get past center ice;

Eventually, Raymond fed Fabbri, he lost the puck, Detroit cleared from center ice and changed lines (slowly) with Rasmussen charging deep, but the Isles carried the puck into Detroit’s zone, battled with a heavy and hard forecheck, and 2 minutes into the 2nd, the game looked very different from the first period.

Gustav Lindstrom did get a nice chance in on Sorokin at 2:32, with Rasmussen blocking Sorokin’s sightlines, but the Islanders’ stalwart goaltender made a good stop as Rasmussen was bumped into the goaltender by Chara.

Detroit just didn’t look like they were on top of their game as the 2nd period progressed.

The Islanders weren’t, either, so things were kind of sloppy between the teams.

But the Islanders were checking the snot out of the Red Wings, and they were getting hit–hard–every time there was a battle for the puck with an Islanders player.

Larkin did a fine job of checking Kyle Palmieri down low in the Wings’ zone, but he got away from Larkin and swept a shot wide of Nedeljkovic some 4:30 into the 2nd;

Seider fed Zadina 1-on-3 and Zadina put the puck off a leg, Oesterle had his shot blocked and Beauvillier raced in 1-on-0, but fired a shot wide of Nedeljkovic;

Ultimately, Nedeljkovic stopped a Noah Dobson shot, he lost his stick on the next exchange with nearly 6 minutes gone, but recovered, and Czarnik cycled vs. Lindstrom, smeared Lindstrom onto the boards, and afforded Chara a shot that was stopped by Nedeljkovic.

Barzal, Bailey and Lee also tried to cycle deep into the Wings’ zone and chip a shot in on Nedeljkovic, but Staal made a big block, ushering in a TV timeout.

The Islanders were out-shooting Detroit 4-1 6:36 into the 2nd.

When play resumed, the Wings were fumbling the puck in the defensive zone, struggling to win faceoffs, and generally affording the Islanders something of a comeback attempt.

Thankfully, the Wings were also blocking shots smartly, and getting their sticks in lanes to stifle Islanders scoring chances, so the Isles’ attack was somewhat blunted.

Off a bad line change, the Isles raced up ice 3-on-2, but the Islanders went offside with Beauvillier, Barzal and a teammate charging toward Detroit’s net at 7:55;

Wahlstrom was the 3rd player, fresh out of the penalty box…

Raymond, Larkin and Fabbri cycled deep in the Isles zone with 8:45 gone in he 2nd, with Oesterle holding the puck in deep, but the Isles turned things over and Barzal raced in 3 on 2, with Nedeljkovic stopping Dobson…

Raymond got hit hard at the other end and had to go off the ice quickly, however…

As the 10-minute mark approached, neither team was taking much initiative, and Gagner, Rowney and Smith tried to cycle, fumbled, and on a delayed penalty, Nedeljkovic had to make two stops…

So Detroit headed to the PK at 10:11 as Sam Gagner took a hooking penalty.

On the penalty-kill

Rowney, Suter, Staal and Hronek started the PK, they lost the draw in the defensive zone, and Ronwey got a new stick from the bench before the Isles worked the perimeter and cycled to the point.

When Oliver Wahlstrom set up, a screen also set up in front of Alex Nedeljkovic, and Wahlstrom’s shot ticked off Nedeljkovic’s blocker and into the net to tie the game at 2.

Wahlstrom wrister.

2-2.— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) December 5, 2021

Wahlstrom made it 2-2 at 10:49 of the 2nd period from Barzal and Dobson.

The Islanders continued to cycle as the Wings backed into their defensive zone 5 on 5, and Leddy tried to remedy the situation by sending a pass to Erne, who was stifled…

As was Namestnikov as Rasmusssen centered the puck to #92 with Erne in Sorokin’s sightlines.

Detroit’s Raymond at least came back onto the ice (i.e. he wasn’t injured) for the next shift with 12:10 gone in the 2nd;

Detroit still looked a bit floppy and sloppy opposite the Islanders’ strong full-ice game, and the Islanders’ forecheck was tremendously good as they took an 8-3 shot lead some 13:08 in the 2nd…

Smith and Gagner took a Rowney faceoff win and rushed up ice 2 against 3 Islanders, and Smith just was given the time and space to pick the corner, so he did, giving Detroit a 3-2 lead at 13:19 of the 2nd.

Givani Smith SNIPES home his second tally of the season, putting the @DetroitRedWings back on top! #LGRW— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) December 5, 2021

Beauty! #LGRW— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 5, 2021

Smith scored to make it 3-2 at 13:19, unassisted.

Erne nearly scored on the post-goal shift, but he could not quite find the handle on the puck;

But the Islanders were working their way right back into the Wings’ zone, and Nedeljkovic got a little lucky on a couple of Islanders breaks as the 15-minute mark approached.

Staal, Zadina, Veleno and Suter did cycle well together, and Oesterle did a nice job of diving to jab a potential 3-on-1 Islanders rush away from them.

The Isles were leading the Wings in shots 10-6 in the 2nd, and the shot deficit had narrowed to 18-13, some 15:30 into the 2nd period.

Veleno, Suter and Zadina weren’t scoring, but they were doing a good job of generating some zone time and offensive zone pressure;

Czarnik did send a sneaky little slot pass through Nedeljkovic, but the puck went wide of the net;

Larkin, Raymond, Fabbri and Hronek then set up in the Isles’ zone, they found Leddy, he fed Larkin, he could not feed Raymond, and as Leddy went off on a change, Clutterbuck and Dobson chipped the puck deep…

Seider, who had not been out for a while, returned to the ice as Chara whipped a backhander wide of the net with 3 minutes remaining;

Fabbri, Larkin and Raymond needed to get off, and they did, but they gave the Isles a 4 on 3, and Aho sent the puck wide of the net;

Barzal battled Seider, cycled the puck to the Isles’ point, and New York worked it deep, but Oesterle took over, chipped deep, and Detroit turned the puck over after negating an icing call…

So Barzal, Beavuillier and company worked into the Wings’ zone, Pelech’s shot yielded a turnaround by Palmieri, and both players’ shots were blocked…

Detroit had blocked 14 shots to the Islanders’ 13 some 18:30 into the 2nd.

With a minute left in the 2nd, it was evident that the Wings’ defense was shorthanded, and here’s why:

UPDATE: Gustav Lindstrom (lower body) will not return tonight.— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 5, 2021

As the period wound down, Larkin turned the puck over to Barzal, but Leddy helped break up an Islanders 3 on 2, Raymond got hooked big time, losing the puck, and there was no penalty…

Barzal buzzed into the Wings’ zone, Bailey, Chara and Clutterbuck cycled…And the clock hit 00:00 remaining, so the Wings escaped the 2nd up by 1.

Finish it! #LGRW— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 5, 2021

Wings-Islanders stats after 2 periods of play. Detroit leads 3-2 despite a sloppy 2nd period.— George Malik (@georgemalik) December 5, 2021

It’s Givani Smith with the go-ahead goal as we hit the 2nd intermission in Hockeytown. #LGRW— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) December 5, 2021

Leddy tells @Shannon_Hogan on seeing some really great buddies on the #Isles— Isles on MSG+ (@IslesMSGN) December 5, 2021

Stats through 40. 📈— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 5, 2021

In the 3rd period…

The 3rd period began with Rasmussen’s line on the ice, and Detroit won the faceoff, but almost turned over the puck twice before surrendering it at center, where the Isles chipped and chased, only to be disrupted by Nedeljkovic’s puckhandling.

Veleno came back and made an elegant play to block a pass headed to a wide-open Anders Lee out of play 40 seconds into the 3rd period;

Veleno, Zadina and Suter then raced into the Isles’ zone, and Veleno fired a long shot in on Sorokin to force an offensive zone faceoff 52 seconds into the 3rd;

The Isles won that faceoff, however, and Detroit had to wrangle the puck away from the Isles and surrendered it right back at center ice, with Oesterle and Seider facilitating a clearing attempt once, twice, thrice, really struggling to work under the Islanders’ pressure.

Fabbri got a stretch pass from Seider and skated in, shot wide, and the Isles went the other way, but they were stifled by the Wings’ defenders;

Staal worked with Hronek as the Wings’ top line managed to steal the puck once, twice, Fabbri, Larkin and Raymond battled for the puck at center ice, and Nedeljkovic missed the puck trying to play it, so the Isles set up in Detroit’s zone 3 minutes into the 3rd;

Leddy and Gagner connected for a rip of a shot by Gagner on the goal, and then Gagner got away with a trip on Aho;

And after an Islanders chance that went just wide of Wahlstrom at the lip of the Wings’ crease…

Givani Smith took a 2-minute penalty for high sticking at 4:09.

On the penalty-kill…

The Wings lost the initial faceoff, but the Isles went offside after not being able to hold the offensive zone blueline;

On the next faceoff win for the Isles, Detroit worked the puck around the perimeter, and chipped it into their own bench;

The Isles won the next draw, and Barzal set up, with Dobson, and cycled, skated deep, and Dobson fed a teammate, Barzal pushed the puck deep, and the Wings blocked a Wahlstrom bomb and cleared the zone;

With 1 minute remaining in the PK, the Isles worked the puck to center, sent it deep, and Pageau cycled, Aho found Bailey, the Isles went into the slot and Suter intercepted the pass and cleared it to center ice;

Detroit changed PK’ers as Bailey worked through center, dropped for Lee, Rowney forced Beauvillier back, and a good poke check by Oesterle afforded Rowney a break-in…


Erne battled the puck loose, and battled the puck to Larkin, who set up Staal and Seider, he fed Leddy, to Larkin it went, and the shot by Larkin went over the top of the net;

Detroit cycled deep and battled the Isles forcing them to clear the puck to center…

Czarnik, Pelech and Lee worked a 3-on-2 vs. the Wings, but Raymond came back to help the Wings’ defense stifle the 3-on-2;

The lines re-shaped themselves into something looking more continuous and reliable, and Namestnikov and Hronek worked 1 on 2 to stifle an Islanders scoring chance;

8:20 into the 3rd, the Red Wings were leading in shots 4-1 in the 3rd and 22-14 overall; the Wings were trailing in faceoffs 24-17, however;

Leddy and Zadina fed Suter for a shot that went high, and Wahlstrom nearly scored, Mayfield was tripped, sans penalty to Detroit’s Lleddy, and Nedeljkovic had to make a big stop;

Suter was tenacious, however, and he helped Gagner and Rowney battle the Parise line;

The 10-minute mark passed with Larkin’s line on the ice, but Barzal was dekeing and dangling into the Wings’ zone, around the goal, and Alex Nedeljkovic had to stop an Islanders shot to keep the Wings up by one.

A TV timeout hit with 9:42 remaining, and the Wings were leading in shots 7-4 in the 3rd and 25-18 overall.

When play resumed, Rasmussen, Erne and Namestnikov were able to win a draw and skate deep into the Isles’ zone, but the Islanders were plucky and determined to work it back into Detroit’s zone, and the Islanders’ Barzal was on a mission.

Barzal made a shot on Nedeljkovic that had to be stopped, and Clutterbuck’s stick broke, yielding a delayed penalty and a 6 on 5 for the Isles for a bit before Hronek touched up with 8:31 remaining.

Michael Rasmussen sat with 8:31 remaining for slashing.

On the penalty kill…

Detroit won the initial deep zone faceoff and cleared the zone, but the Isles came racing back in, and worked the puck to the point, then to Barzal, and Anders Lee tipped the puck with his face (wide);

The Isles continued to cycle after a Detroit clear, with Wahlstrom dangling back to Parise, whose shot was blocked;

Barzal fed Wahlstrom and the Islanders tied the game. Wahlstrom’s one-timer hit Rowney and rolled over Nedeljkovic to tie the game 3-3.

TIED GAME.— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) December 5, 2021

Oliver Wahlstrom scored the 3-3 goal on the power play at 12:33 from Barzal and Parise.

The Islanders were 2-for-3 on the power play and had a shorthanded goal.

The game really seemed to kind of die on the ice as the crowd did little other than “Woo” and watch the Michigan game on their phones…

So the Islanders were able to generate a couple of scoring chances that were quite close to becoming goals, and Beauvillier skated in alone and had to be stifled by Nedeljkovic with 6:02 remaining in the 3rd.

Rasmussen was kicked out of the draw with 6:02 left, the Isles won it, and Rasmussen wrested the puck away from the Isles, but they came rushing back into Detroit’s zone, where most of the play was taking place…

Staal made a tremendous play to stop Pageau skating in on Nedeljkovic;

Namestnikov also took a nasty wipeout in the Isles’ zone, but he got up okay;

With 4:35 remaining, Nedeljkovic fed Fabbri, he chipped and chased, and Larkin helped, but the Isles took the puck, it was held by Oesterle, to Raymond it went, and Sorokin made a seeing-eye stop.

The final TV timeout of regulation hit with 4:18 remaining.

Shots in the 3rd were 7-7, and Detroit lead 25-21.

When play resumed, Larkin’s line took to the ice with Fabbri and Raymond, and they seemed due.

Fabbri had to take the draw, and he lost it;

The Isles worked the puck to center, then into the Wings’ zone, where Clutterbuck cycled for Pageau, Fabbri tried to break it up, Larkin helped Hronek and Leddy a bit, and Raymond fed the puck to Larkin who chipped and changed;

With 3:30 remaining, Seider sent the puck in past a Wings stick, and the Wings iced the puck with 3:27 left, forcing the Larkin line to take a very long shift and face a defensive zone faceoff:

Rasmussen was at center, however, with Raymond and Fabbri. Rasmussen lost the draw, and Detroit regained possession, with Fabbri unable to send the puck in on Sorokin;

Detroit could not hold the blueline, but they held center ice firm with 3 minutes remaining.

The Rasmussen line came out in full force, working with Oesterle and Seider, then Hronek and Staal, as the Wings pretty much went down to 4 defensemen.

The Isles iced the puck with 2:27 remaining, and Suter dialed in for the draw vs. Barzal, who won the draw and chipped it out and down the ice.

Hronek made a bad pass and Detroit’s Veleno was able to regroup, but he could not clear the puck through center, and the Isles iced it with 2:03 remaining.

Detroit won the next draw, but Larkin, Fabbri and Raymond were repelled by the Isles, who chipped deep.

Leddy took over with 1:38 left, pushed the puck to Seider, he skated through center ice, found Raymond, Seider fed Fabbri, and his shot went wide of the net;

Leddy regrouped with Seider, he was dumped by Beauvillier, Leddy chipped, and the Islanders could not milk an icing with 1:05 remaining;

The Isles dumped and chased, Lee stole the puck, but Gagner came back, Hronek was helped by Oesterle, and Detroit skated in with 35 left.

Smith chipped the puck off the glass, the Islanders swept the puck out and skated in deep to the Wings’ end, Oesterle gave it away to Dobson, he chipped, the Isles chased, and OT was imminent.

The Islanders took the point.

60 minutes is not enough. #LGRW— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) December 5, 2021

.@Xfinity OVERTIME! #LGRW— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 5, 2021

3 periods of stats.— George Malik (@georgemalik) December 5, 2021


Seider, Namestnikov and Rasmussen began overtime.

Pageau, Palmieri and Chara took to the ice for the Isles, won the faceoff, backed up, and skated up to center ice, where Pageau fed Pelech, he was blocked, Seider fed Namestnikov, he was stopped at the blueline and Rasmussen skated out with Seider, he skated around Barzal and was stopped by Sorokin;

Rasmussen looked for Seider, he faked and shot in on Sorokin who stopped him with 4:13 left in OT.

Larkin, Raymond and Leddy won the deep faceoff, and Leddy fired a high, hard shot into Sorokin’s glove.

4:08 left in OT as Larkin took the draw to Leddy, he fed Raymond, who backed out to center, to Leddy it went, back to Raymond, through center to Larkin, up and in, Raymond tipped a shot in on Sorokin who got his pad out;

Barzal was chased by Raymond, Lee skated up, and Leddy got away with a trip on Barzal, who skated in eventualy;

Larkin skated up with Raymond, peeled off, Hronek came off the bench and fired a shot high and wide;

Larkin skated to center ice, looped for Fabbri off the bench, Fabbri skated in and shot but was blocked;

Suter, Hronek and Fabbri stopped Bailey;

Suter was hacked by Beauvillier, the Islanders took the puck and NEDELJKOVIC made a big stop on Aho with 2:42 left.

NYI won the deep zone faceoff, worked the puck back to center, Pageau fed Aho, he shot but Seider stick checked him;

Rasmussen turned the puck over to Palmieri who fired but missed the net blocker side;

With 2:10 remaining, the Isles cycled, skated deep, Pelech drove the net, but was blocked off by Zadina, and he was held up;

Nedeljkovic fed Seider, to Zadina, to Suter eand in wide of Sorokin;

Seider fed Zadina, who was checked by Bauvillier, Suter fed SEIDER AND BAM BAM IT WAS OVER.

Moritz Seider scored from Pius Suter and Filip Zadina to win the game 4-3 at 3:33 of overtime. WOW.

He’s done it again! The @DetroitRedWings earn the extra point as rookie defenseman Moritz Seider buries his second career OT winner! #LGRW— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) December 5, 2021

Seider rips home the OT winner for the @DetroitRedWings!— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) December 5, 2021

GAME. OVER. #REDWINGS WIN!!!— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 5, 2021

Are you kidding me?! #LGRW— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 5, 2021

We hear from Moritz Seider after he scores the winner in OT to lift the Red Wings over the Islanders 4-3. #LGRW— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) December 5, 2021

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