Detroit Red Wings Dominate Seattle Kraken 4-1 with Marcus Johansson Leading the Way By Derek Sheahan (Red Wings) On Wednesday 25th October 2023 / 9:31am
In a thrilling HSHL home game at the Little Caesars Arena, the Detroit Red Wings showcased their dominance against the Seattle Kraken, securing a convincing 4-1 victory. The stars were shining bright for the Red Wings, but none more so than Marcus Johansson, who earned the coveted title of the first star of the game.
From the first drop of the puck, the Red Wings asserted their control over the match, setting the tone for what would be a memorable night. It was evident early on that they were determined to protect their home ice, and their persistence would pay off handsomely. The first period was a testament to the Red Wings' offensive prowess, as they kept the Kraken goalie busy with a barrage of shots. While Seattle's defense put up a valiant fight, they couldn't contain the relentless Detroit offense. All it took was a minute of ice time and Tanner Pearson found the back of the net with a sweet little wrister, igniting the home crowd and setting the score at 1-0.The Kraken had a tough time generating offensive opportunities throughout the game, as the Red Wings defense, led by Brady Skjei, seemed impenetrable. Goaltender Semyon Varlamov was sharp between the pipes, making crucial saves to keep the Kraken at bay.
As the second period unfolded, the Red Wings continued their offensive onslaught. Marcus Johansson extended the lead to 2-0 with a sneaky wrist shot from the slot, leaving the Kraken's netminder with no clue to which side his glove was on. The Little Caesars Arena was in full voice, celebrating each goal as a testament to their beloved team's resurgence. Johansson, who would later be named the game's first star, had a standout performance. His speed, skill, and hockey IQ were on full display. It was Johansson who netted Detroit's third goal, further cementing their dominance in the contest. In the closing minutes of the second period, the Kraken finally broke through the Red Wings' defense, scoring their lone goal of the game. Seattle's Juuso Parssinen capitalized on a clean face-off win, slapping the gap to 3-1.
However, the Kraken's hopes of staging a comeback were dashed in the third period when Brady Skjei found the back of the net, extending Detroit's lead to 4-1. The Red Wings maintained their relentless pressure and made it clear they were in control of the game. In the end, the final buzzer sounded, and the Detroit Red Wings celebrated a well-earned victory on home ice. It was a night to remember for Marcus Johansson, who scored 2 goals and had an assist. His all-around performance made him the deserving first star of the night, a fitting accolade for his exceptional contribution to the team's success.
This win was much needed, after a heartbreaking 5-2 loss to the Flames. Feeling elated about the victory, Alex Wennberg shared," "Wow, what an incredible night! We couldn't have done it without our amazing fans. Their support and energy gave us the extra boost we needed to come out on top tonight. We can't thank them enough for being here and making this arena rock! This win is for them, and we'll keep working hard to make them proud. Let's keep the good times rolling!"
The future is looking bright for this historic franchise, and their devoted supporters have every reason to be optimistic about the remainder of the season. The Red Wings welcome the Winnipeg Jets into town on Thursday, and their persistent scorers led by Dylan Larkin and Kirill Kaprizov. Korpisalo will be between the pipes for the 3rd home game of this home stretch, coming off a much needed rest.
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|Josh Guertler (Kraken) On 25th October / 9:07pm : |
Dominate me baby 😘