On Saturday night, the Detroit Red Wings opened up their 2019-2020 campaign in grand fashion as they used a game-winner by Luke Glendening in the third period to skate past the Nashville Predators 5-3.
The Wings started off quick, using goals by Tyler Bertuzzi and Anthony Mantha to take a 2-0 lead into the first intermission.
But the home team struck back in the second period, scoring a pair of goals of their own to tie the game 2-2 with one period remaining.
In the third period, the Red Wings came back to life as center Dylan Larkin scored his first goal of the season to give his team a 3-2 lead.
The Predators quickly tied the score 3-3 when Mattias Ekholm netted a goal less than a minute later.
But the Red Wings were on a mission in this one as Glendening scored a goal to make it 4-3 with just over 10 minutes remaining in the game.
The Predators were eventually forced to pull their goalie, which Bertuzzi took advantage of by scoring an empty-netter to give the Wings a 5-3 win.
Though the Red Wings were outshot 42-28 in the contest, they did what they needed to do to win the game against a very good Predators team.
DSN’s 3 Stars
- Tyler Bertuzzi (2 goals, 2 assists, +4)
- Anthony Mantha (1 goal, 2 assists, +3)
- Dylan Larkin (1 goal, 1 assist, +4)
Let’s Go Red Wings!