BINGO BANGO! Dylan Larkin ‘Top Guns’ Flames with toe-drag sniper shot

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Apr 15, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin (71) celebrates after he scored a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of the game two of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Looking for a highlight reel goal? Well, look no further than Dylan Larkin of the Detroit Red Wings. Check out the video below as the young center waits for the perfect moment to wrist one past the Calgary Flames netminder.

Young Mr. Larkin has obviously seen the classic 80’s blockbuster Top Gun as he steals Maverick’s “Hit the brakes and he’ll fly right by” move. Nice moves, Dylan. Keep ’em coming!


Speedy Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou re-adjusting well to NHL life

When the Detroit Red Wings and speedy forward Andreas Athanasiou finally ended their contract standoff last month, the team knew they were getting back a valuable piece of their offensive attack.

For some players, missing their squad’s training camp could potentially hamper their performance, but Athanasiou seems to be picking up right where he left off last season.

“Everything is coming back,” Athanasiou said. “It’s still a little bit early, (just) a few games, but I’m playing well and there’s only steps forward for me to take.”

It also helps that head coach Jeff Blashill decided to play him with Detroit’s top offensive players.

“Anytime I get up there (on the top lines) I try to build as much chemistry with whoever I’m out there with,” he continued, “and play off them as much as I can.”

Blashill has noticed that as with any player, there’s room for improvement. However, the adjustment back to life in the NHL seems to be going as well as the team could have hoped.

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