The Detroit Red Wings may have lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning by a 3–1 score on Friday, but rookie defenseman Moritz Seider still managed to extend his point-scoring streak to eight games.
Seider’s assist came on Robby Fabbri’s game-tying goal midway through the second period. The 20-year-old defenseman took a shot from the high slot that barely trickled through Bolts goaltender Brian Elliott, opening the door for Fabbri to crash the crease and slam the puck into the net.
Tyler Bertuzzi, who tallied four goals against the Lightning in the Red Wings’ 2021–22 season opener, picked up the secondary assist on Fabbri’s 15th goal of the year.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) March 5, 2022
With his assist on Lucas Raymond’s game-winning goal against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday, Seider passed Reed Larson to become the first rookie defenseman in Red Wings history to string together a seven-game point streak.
Seider is the first Red Wings rookie since Steve Yzerman with a point in eight consecutive games, and the first Red Wings defenseman of any experience level to do so since Nicklas Lidstrom.
Seider, Kevin Shattenkirk, Barry Beck, and Shayne Gostisbehere are the only rookie defensemen in NHL history to record point streaks of eight games or more, with Gostisbehere’s record-long stretch lasting 15 games back in 2015–16.
Make that an 8-game point streak for Moritz Seider.
The last Red Wings defenseman before him to do so?
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 5, 2022
Fabbri’s goal stood as the lone marker for the Red Wings in a 3–1 loss to the Lightning.
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