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Trevor Zegras leads Geese previous Pink Wings 4-3 in SO

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Rookie Trevor Zegras had a aim and an help earlier than scoring once more within the shootout, main the Geese to a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Pink Wings on Sunday evening in a recreation that was rescheduled as a result of Anaheim’s COVID-19 issues.

Lukas Dostal made 33 saves and gained his NHL debut for Anaheim with two stops within the tiebreaker. Troy Terry received his twenty second aim and Max Comtois additionally scored for the Geese, who gained for simply the second time in six video games for the reason that vacation break.

After Zegras scored within the second spherical of the shootout, Rickard Rakell completed it off with a aim. Rakell additionally had two assists in a matchup initially scheduled for Thursday.

”I feel the dearth of apply time has constructed up on us, however we had been in a position to survive it and we had been in a position to get each factors,” Anaheim coach Dallas Eakins mentioned. ”That is crucial factor, however it actually was the primary time all season I believed we appeared drained.”

Tyler Bertuzzi had a aim and an help for the Pink Wings, who’ve misplaced 4 of 5 for the reason that vacation break. Filip Hronek and Vladislav Namestnikov additionally scored for Detroit, and Thomas Greiss stopped 24 photographs because the Pink Wings rebounded from a dismaying 4-0 loss at Los Angeles one evening earlier.

”We began somewhat bit sluggish, (however) we had been manner higher tonight,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill mentioned. ”We had shift in additional time. We did sufficient good issues to be in place, however we did not win it. They’ve numerous gifted, good shootout gamers.”

The 21-year-old Dostal, a third-round choose in 2018 from the Czech Republic, received the prospect to return up from San Diego (AHL) for his debut with Gibson nonetheless unavailable and Anthony Stolarz resting after going through the Rangers on Saturday evening.

Dostal’s 33 saves had been a Geese file for a goalie in his debut. His teammates showered him with water within the locker room following his win.

”I did not really feel nervous, to be trustworthy,” Dostal mentioned. ”I felt so excited. I simply went by and loved the second, as a result of it is large. You are dreaming about it as a child. It is unreal. I am so blessed.”

Comtois scored the tiebreaking aim early within the third interval for Anaheim, however Namestnikov evened it for the Pink Wings along with his tenth aim lower than six minutes later.

The Geese have gained two of three with a patchwork lineup over the previous week. Anaheim received captain Ryan Getzlaf again in uniform after a COVID-19 absence, however the membership nonetheless is with out beginning goalie John Gibson and defenseman Hampus Lindholm.

Zegras opened the scoring early within the first interval with the ninth aim of his breakout rookie season on an influence play, firing house a one-timer off a move from Cam Fowler, who performed greater than 35 minutes.

Hronek cleanly beat Dostal with a slap shot on an influence play early within the second, and Bertuzzi put the Wings forward late within the interval on a wraparound move from Marc Staal.

”We form of get right into a wait-and-see mode on the highway as a substitute of taking part in like we do at house,” Bertuzzi mentioned. ”Powerful to win on the highway, and one thing we now have to do. It’s a must to be the aggressor and make the sport alter to you. One thing we now have to maintain engaged on.”

Lucas Raymond received the secondary help, giving him 20 assists in 36 video games – a Pink Wings file for a youngster, surpassing Steve Yzerman’s 39 video games wanted to succeed in the mark.

Terry evened it three minutes later with a close-range shot previous Greiss, extending his profession excessive in targets and shifting him right into a tie with Auston Matthews for third within the NHL.

Comtois, the Geese’ main scorer final 12 months, received the primary aim of the brand new season when he tapped in a cross-crease move from Zegras. Comtois hadn’t discovered the online in his first 17 video games this season whereas sitting out an extended stretch for proper hand surgical procedure after which a stint within the COVID-19 protocols late final month.

Namestnikov received credit score for the tying aim when the puck ricocheted in off the leg of Anaheim defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk.


Pink Wings: At San Jose on Tuesday evening.

Geese: Host Pittsburgh on Tuesday evening.

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