We start our arduous journey in the post-Patrik Nemeth/Brian Lashoff era for Detroit having to face the top team in the entire division. Wings are going with an 11/7 lineup with injuries and replacements. The only notable scratch that we weren’t already aware of is Jon Merrill.
I have been told that Saturday night is alright for fighting. Let’s see if the Whalers are up for a row. Greiss in net vs. Mrazek.
Traded chances in the first minute for both sides. Zadina dangerous as always. Just 1:38 in though, Martin Necas gets a puck from Vincent Trocheck off the boards off a DeKeyser turnover and takes advantage of the space given on a down-low 2-on-1 by firing it over Greiss’ catcher to make it 1-0 Hurricanes.