On a night that’ll most likely be remembered for an American election over a midweek hockey game, something magical happened in Philadelphia. The Detroit Red Wings won a hockey game, for their first time in 19 years.
Even though it was in a shootout, it’s hard to forget something so historic.
Detroit didn’t start this game particularly hot, giving up 7 shot attempts and a goal in the game’s first six and a half minutes to (who else?) Claude Giroux.
Thankfully, Tomas Tatar came through moments later to tie it up on Detroit’s second shot of the game.
There wasn’t a whole lot much to report on through the second save for this fight.
Why do people still try to fight Wayne Simmonds? pic.twitter.com/hpZrw0ftdC
— Life of a Philly Fan (@PhillyFanLife) November 9, 2016
Sean Couturier put Philly ahead just under six minutes into the third.
Before the man of the night rallied back with lucky time: 11:11 into the third.
Nothing doing in the rest of the third, and overtime…. so we went to a shootout.
Andreas Athanasiou with the shootout winner, putting a silky smooth backhand past Steve Mason! Absolutely filthy! pic.twitter.com/3R1cVIiaDZ
— NHL 365 (@NHLDaily365) November 9, 2016
Motor City MVP
Who else? AA had a monster of a game, essentially winning things singlehandedly. Stick-tap to Jimmy Howard.
The Wings take on the struggling Canucks Thursday at 7:30.