It had been a long time since the Wings rock and rolled in Winnipeg and the reunion wasn’t much fun. Meanwhile, Andersen is still undefeated for Anaheim in our morning recap.
Just two games on the schedule last night, but we’ve still got the highs and lows in our morning recap.
Essential Water Cooler
A couple things separate hockey from other major sports. One is the fact that boards mean there’s no out-of-bounds to escape to, another is an element of chaos that can stir passions at a moment’s notice. When New York’s Ryan McDonagh tossed Corey Perry of the Ducks into the Rangers bench twice in the same shift, it was one of those only-in-hockey moments to be loved. Sure, it wasn’t as controversial as the Ray Emery hammering of Braden Holtby, but they both came from a place that surprises and riles us. And isn’t that what makes hockey great?
Kyle Palmieri got the winner for Anaheim on this sweet shot, pushing the Ducks ahead of New York 2-1.
Men of the Night
Michael Frolik, Winnipeg: The Czech winger was an integral part of the Jets’ 4-2 victory over Detroit, picking up a goal and an assist. Captain Andrew Ladd had the same stat line.
Fredrik Andersen, Anaheim: The rookie netminder made 33 saves to push his record to 4-0 on the season. The big Dane has allowed just five goals so far in his NHL career.
Jimmy Howard, Detroit: Though the Wings goalie took the ‘L’ last night, he made some incredible nimble saves to give Detroit a shot, making 43 stops on the evening.
Better Luck Next Time
Kyle Quincey is one of the most experienced defensemen the Red Wings have at their disposal, but his wipeout at the offensive zone blueline opened the door for Bryan Little to get the Jets on the board first.