Red Wings slip past Kraken in shootout for 4th straight victory

Ted Kulfan, The Detroit News on

Published in Hockey

DETROIT — The Red Wings keep piling up victories at a rate probably nobody expected.

They capped off an impressive back-to-back set Wednesday, defeating the expansion Seattle Kraken, 4-3 in a shootout.

Coming 24 hours after a big road win in Boston, the Wings stretched their win streak to a season-high four games.

Dylan Larkin and Adam Erne scored goals in the shootout, as the Wings won the shootout 2-1 to clinch the victory.

Wings goaltender Thomas Griess earned his 150th career victory.

Seattle's Ryan Donato scored his second goal of the game and fifth of the season, tying the game, 3-3.


Jamie Oleksiak skated the puck into the zone and left the puck for Donato skating down the wing, Donato beat Griess from near the dot, at 14:16 of the third period.

Lucas Raymond, who earlier Wednesday won the NHL's rookie of the month award for November, snapped a third period 2-2 tie.

Raymond got the puck in the slot, quickly whirled, and snapped a shot that Kraken goalie Philipp Grubauer barely reacted to for Raymond's 10th goal.

With each game, each victory, there's a growing sense the Wings can sustain this success and play meaningful, important games late in the regular season.


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