I didn’t like what I just saw, but a win’s a win.
Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed six goals on 26 shots for the victory. Pray for my fantasy team.
14:00 DET Larkin (1), (Fabbri, Zadina)
0:18 DET Bertuzzi (1), (Leddy, Seider)
7:52 DET Bertuzzi (2), (Erne, Lindstrom)
8:08 TB Palat (1), (Hedman, Kucherov)
12:29 DET Bertuzzi (3), (Fabbri, Raymond)(PP)
15:19 TB Stamkos (1), (Kucherov, Sergachev)(PP)
16:31 TB Stamkos (2), (Sergachev, Kucherov)(PP)
4:35 DET Bertuzzi (4), (Seider)
7:10 DET Namestnikov (1), (Rasmussen, Leddy)
13:43 TB Colton (1), (Cernak)
16:25 TB Kucherov (1), (Hedman, Stamkos)(PP)
17:41 TB Killorn (2), (Hedman)
2:43 TB Palat (2), (Hedman, Point)
Ondrej Palat and Alex Killorn were the game’s first and third stars.
There’s so much that’s unacceptable about having to come back from three separate three goal deficits to Detroit. There’s so much that’s borderline impossible about doing it in the span of less than four minutes in a Third Period. And yet. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry about what I saw. It wasn’t good. It was… something, though. Certainly the level of effort was better tonight. It was some of the dumbest hockey I’ve seen them play, but it was spirited.
Taylor Raddysh was +1 with 4 penalty minutes in 7:31.
Ross Colton had a goal and was -1 with 3 shots and 1 hit in 11:03. He was also 67% on 9 draws.