DETROIT (Michigan News Source) – On the road on Thursday and Friday night, Detroit shot into All-Star Break at 21-19-8. They earned an overtime win, 4-3, over Montreal on Thursday night but fell to the New York Islanders, 2-0, in Friday night’s match up.
“We had a goal of six points on this little stretch with the dads’ trip. We had two get two before we got four. Now we got four, and I just think it’s a bigger picture. We’re pushing to play significant games,” said head coach Derek Lalonde talking about Detroit’s two back-to-back overtime wins over San Jose and Montreal.
The stretch of play ended, though, in a 2-0 shutout loss to New York on Friday.
It was Robbi Fabbri that had the golden goal in the overtime win vs. Montreal at 2:36. It took almost the entire overtime period to score but Fabbri found the net with a one-timer off of a Seider to Rasmussen pass for the game winner.
That game kicked off Detroit’s Fathers and Mentors trip which is the first trip since the pandemic. It’s a trip where the team learns more about their relationships with their fathers and mentors on a trip.
Goalie Ville Husso, who had 20 saves in the win over Montreal, said about the Fathers and Mentors trip, “It’s been a special time for sure. My dad especially, first time seeing me play in the NHL, so it’s nice.”
Detroit finished last year at 32-40-10 and is already moving toward surpassing that record at the break. They will go on a bye week now and return to the ice on Feb. 7 when they host Edmonton.
The All-Star weekend will take place February 3-4 in Florida host by the Panthers in Sunrise. Dylan Larkin is the only Red Wing to make the game as one of 12 players representing the Atlantic Division.