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    Stars vs. Red Wings Setup

    After two straight losses to the Dallas Stars, the Detroit Red Wings were ready to shake things up. The Stars sat on the verge of a playoff spot, competing with the Nashville Predators in the standings to extend their club’s season. The Red Wings are currently playing spoiler, with much of their team being hit hard by the injury bug, the Red Wings have assumed the role of playoff hopes killer at this point.

    The Trade Was One For Four

    The Detroit Red Wings fan base took a step back and exhaled after seeing Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha had been dealt to the Washington Capitals. For most fans, there was an immediate “well what did they get?” in regards to the Mantha trade, after seeing the return most fans seem pleased. However, most didn’t see the impact that Jakub Vrana has made thus far coming when they initially saw the news of the trade. Vrana made his name known in Hockeytown even further tonight as he exploded for four goals.

     

     

    Capitalizing Against Dallas

    The Red Wings made the most of their opportunities, hammering home seven goals in the contest. Newcomer Vrana had himself quite a night, tucking home his first hat trick, and first 4 goal game of his career. The Stars outshot the Red Wings nearly the entire contest, however, the Red Wings were able to chase starting goaltender Anton Khudobin after three tallies.

     

    Much Needed Win

    For the Red Wings, the victory comes as 2 points, but more importantly, it proves that the team hasn’t given up on themselves. With much of the 2019-20 season coming as a disappointment, this season has been important to shift things back towards a winning culture. With multiple season-ending injuries, the team will be stretched thin on depth. Red Wings prospect Joe Veleno could potentially slot into the lineup soon, as he has been practicing with the team as of late. The Red Wings will take on the Stars once again Saturday, wrapping up 4 straight games against the southern club.

     

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