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The Detroit Red Wings snapped a three-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night. Goalie Ville Husso made 33 saves and allowed just one even-strength goal, while Lucas Raymond, Dominik Kubalik, and Joe Veleno scored for the Red Wings. Vegas could only score one goal until the last seconds of the game when they scored on a 6-on-5 with 41.5 seconds left due to the Red Wings' defense forcing them to shoot from the point and the wall.
Why it Matters
The Detroit Red Wings came into the matchup with the Vegas Golden Knights after losing three games in a row. The Red Wings' defense forced Vegas to shoot from the point and the wall, allowing goalie Ville Husso to make 33 saves and secure the 3-2 victory.
Detroit Red Wings vs. Golden Knights By the Numbers
- Detroit Red Wings: 18-17-7 overall, 7-8-5 in road games, 4-9-2 record in games with more penalty minutes than the opponent
- Vegas Golden Knights: 28-15-2 overall, 13-12-0 in home games, 13-5-0 record when scoring a power-play goal
- Player to watch David Perron logged 17:41 minutes on ice, 3 shots on goal with a -1
What they're saying
“Unfortunately, they got a lucky, lucky bounce at the end, but overall it was a really good effort,” said Husso. “There were a couple of shots from the blue line and all the angles, and guys boxed out well. It was not easy, but one of the nicer nights to play as a goalie.”
The Bottom Line
The Red Wings' defense and Husso's performance gave them the edge in this matchup against the struggling Golden Knights. The Red Wings are closer to the bottom of the Atlantic Division standings, but they played sharper in this game and used pinpoint passing to set up all three goals.
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