Detroit Red Wings roll into homestand with invigorated confidence after big win
The Detroit Red Wings return home with a much-needed shot of confidence.
They played an outstanding road game Saturday, riding topnotch individual performances to a 4-2 victory against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena.
It was only the Wings’ second victory in 12 outings, but they had been playing well without much reward since a blowout loss at Tampa Bay.
“It’s tough to keep coming in the room feeling like we played well and not coming away with two points,” Adam Erne said. “Hopefully we can carry it over to Monday.”
Erne contributed a goal in the first period, but it was Luke Glendening who starred. In his first game back after dealing with concussion-like symptoms, the defensive stalwart had a career night with a goal and two assists.
“It was good to have him back,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “He’s a big piece of our team. He can win big faceoffs, he’s a guy who is a heart-and-soul guys. Our guys know what he brings to the table. For him to get rewarded offensively is good, I think he has worked very hard at his skill set to make himself a better hockey player.”
The victory bumped the Wings to 4-10-2. Four victories in 16 tries isn’t much, but the Wings had a turbulent opening month. They lost five players to COVID-19 in the opening week, Jonathan Bernier missed two weeks with an upper-body injury and Tyler Bertuzzi hasn’t played since Jan. 30 because of an upper-body injury.
Erne and Fabbri were among those who spent two weeks quarantining after testing positive for COVID-19. Fabbri returned just as this trip began, and Saturday he contributed his third goal in four games and 50th of his career. Read from source….