On Thursday night, the Detroit Red Wings jumped out to a 3-1 first period lead over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Wings extended their lead to 4-1 in the second period and it looked like the rest of the game would just be a formality.
But the Maple Leafs were not about to go quietly into the night as they stormed back, scoring three third period goals to send the game to overtime.
With the momentum clearly in favor of the Maple Leafs, the Red Wings had to regroup and that’s exactly what they did.
Watch as Dylan Larkin shoots out of a rocket and scores an amazing breakaway goal to give the Red Wings a 5-4 overtime win.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 7, 2018
The goal was Larkin’s 11th of the season.
Matthew Stafford nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award
Quarterback Matthew Stafford is the Detroit Lions‘ nominee for the 2018 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. If selected as the winner, Stafford would be the first Lions player to bring home the honor.
The Walter Payton Man of the Year Award is presented to honor a player’s volunteer and charity work, as well as his excellence on the field. Each of the 32 NFL teams gets one nominee, and the winner is announced at the NFL Honors show on Feb. 2, the day before Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.
Love him or hate him, there is no denying that Matthew Stafford is a worthy nominee. Some of Stafford’s most notable contributions to the community have come through S.A.Y. Detroit, an organization which aims to improve the lives of disadvantaged citizens through shelter, food, care, volunteer efforts, and education.
In 2015, Stafford donated $1 million to revive and maintain the Lipke Recreation Center after city budget cuts forced the center to close. Thanks to a partnership with the City of Detroit, S.A.Y Detroit, and Stafford’s own Score 7 Charitable Foundation, the Lipke Recreation Center was reopened as the S.A.Y Detroit Play Center in the Osborn neighborhood of Detroit.
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