Red Wings fall to Vegas to wrap up mediocre homestand
The Vegas Golden Knights capitalized on a couple of defensive breakdowns and defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 Saturday at Little Caesars Arena. The Red Wings (11-7-5) have dropped three in a row (0-2-1) after winning the first two games of the season-long five-game homestand. The Red Wings, who failed to score in 10 power-play opportunities the previous two games, went back on the man-advantage less than three minutes later. The Red Wings played catchup nearly the entire night, after Jack Eichel scored 1:05 into the game. Jonathan Marchessault made it 2-0 on the power play at 7:50 of the second, capping a quick transition after the Red Wings had possession deep in the offensive zone.mlive.com
Alex Nedeljkovic stellar, but Red Wings fall to Sharks in OT
Alex Nedeljkovic stole a point for the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday in a game in which they were outshot and outplayed decisively. Logan Couture scored one minute into overtime to lift the San Jose Sharks past the Red Wings 3-2 at SAP Center. The Red Wings (16-16-5) went 0-1-2 in their California trip and fell to 4-11-3 on the road. The Red Wings were playing without captain Dylan Larkin, listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury. The Sharks took two penalties 20 seconds apart late in the second period, giving the Red Wings a lengthy five-on-three power play.mlive.com
Hats off: Donskoi scores 3 in 1st, Avs beat Coyotes 9-3
Colorado Avalanche right wing Joonas Donskoi reacts after scoring a goal against the Arizona Coyotes in the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, march 31, 2021, in Denver. Donskoi scored three times during Colorado’s five-goal first period, and the Avalanche beat the Arizona Coyotes 9-3 on Wednesday night in front of a smattering of boisterous fans. “Everybody was fired up and I think we showed it.”Donskoi secured his second career hat trick over a 3:27 span. AdAndre Burakovsky and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare also scored in a wild first period that included Arizona goals by Michael Bunting and Oliver Ekman-Larsson. Gabriel Landeskog finished with two goals, Mikko Rantanen added another and Burakovsky scored his second with 3:11 remaining on an assist by Donskoi.