Detroit 6, Minnesota 0: Wings Show Off Their Depth
The Red Wings are missing their leading scorer and their top defenseman and captain. So far, opponents aren’t likely to have noticed.
Valtteri Filppula, Henrik Zetterberg and Niklas Kronwall each had three-point nights Friday at Joe Louis Arena as the Wings steamrolled the Minnesota Wild, 6-0, for a total of 11 goals over the past two games. The victory put the Wings two points ahead of St. Louis in the Central Division, and one point behind Vancouver for first overall in the Western Conference.
“I think everyone is chipping in,” Kronwall said. “Obviously, Hank’s line is really on fire right now. But I think we’ve gotten good production from each and every line. And great goaltending.
“I thought we skated a lot better than we have in the last few weeks. We came out with a lot of energy right off the hop, and we stayed on it. We didn’t let it get away from us.”
Filppula’s two goals gave him 21 for the season; he also had an assist to give him seven points in the past three games. Zetterberg had one goal and two assists; he has eight points the past three games.
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