In case you missed it, the Detroit Red Wings got into a good old time hockey brawl with the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night:
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— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) November 16, 2017
And another look at the brawl:
— Will Burchfield (@burchie_kid) November 16, 2017
Detroit took the win 8-2 with goals from Anthony Mantha (two goals), Andreas Athanasiou (two goals), Justin Abdelkader, Gustav Nyquist, Dylan Larkin, and Luke Glendening.
Jimmy Howard got the win, stopping 26 of 28 shots on goal. Oh, and Howie also got in on the action:
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) November 16, 2017
Next up, the Wings take on the Buffalo Sabres at home Friday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m. (ET).
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.