DETROIT (Michigan News Source) – After two scoreless periods, Philadelphia scored two goals in a four minute time span to hold onto the 2-1 win in Little Caesars Arena. Detroit made a late push to tie the game in the final two minutes but couldn’t get the goal needed to go to overtime.
Head coach Derek Lalonde said, “I loved our push in the end. How that puck did not go in, not only did he (Hart) get a pad on it, he flexed his pad out. That was pretty impressive.”
Philadelphia scored at 9:01 and 13:23 in the third period for the 2-0 lead. It became interesting in the final minute when Detroit’s Lucas Raymond found the net with 43 seconds left. Raymond’s shot came off the Dominik Kubalik’s shot that was blocked by goalie Hart. Hart then stopped another shot with just seconds left from Raymond on a sliding-pad save to keep the win for Philadelphia.
Detroit goalie Husso collected 25 saves on the night and Dylan Larkin said of that performance, “He played really good in Vegas. He played good tonight. It was a tight game, like a playoff game there. They scored first, they scored again and we ran out of time.”
Detroit is now 19-18-8 on the year and will host San Jose on Tuesday night for Faith Night in Little Caesars Arena.