Red Wings – Kings Recap
The Detroit Red Wings fell short in OT to the Kings Monday night at LCA. Apart from this got a well deserved point thanks to none other than Captain Dylan Larkin.
Adam Erne started off what would be an eventful night for the Red Wings with a snipe to put Detroit ahead. Gabriel Vilardi answered just 19 seconds later for Los Angeles tying the game at 1-1. Adrian Kempe stayed hot for the Kings putting in his 4th goal of the year to head into the first intermission with a 2-1 lead.
Red Wings’ David Perron found the back of the net twice, tallying three points total on the night. He would get his night started with a one timer, assisted by Dominik Kubalik. Along with scoring, Detroit’s first power play goal later in the third period.
Captain Dylan Larkin made what some may a call play of the year just three games in. Larkin made a desperation dive to save an empty netter that would eventually force OT when Oskar Sundqvist scored his first of the year with 41 seconds left in the 3rd.
MUST-SEE VIDEO: Dylan Larkin prevented an empty-net Kings goal, sliding cleanly to stop it.
The Red Wings scored seconds later to send the game to OT.
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 18, 2022
Kings’ Phillip Danault would later score in overtime with a pass deflected off Filip Hronek to end the night at LCA.
Sunny to send it to OT! pic.twitter.com/fwSxVQTCyb
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) October 18, 2022
Larkin Earning the Extension
Detroit will have some decisions to make in the coming future regarding Dylan Larkin. Larkin has taken a tremendous step forward as a leader since taking over as Captain. Coming off debatably his best season for Detroit, Dylan has shown no signs of slowing down, displaying endless effort and heart through 3 games. Coach Lalonde spoke on Larkin’s point saving play “He never gave up on the play, It’s a good message”.
The Red Wings next game is down at the United Center against the Blackhawks on Friday.
— Woodward Sports Network (@woodwardsports) October 18, 2022
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