Ever since Jimmy Howard told reporters in a post game interview that the Red Wings needed to trust each other they have. Since that 3-2 overtime loss to the New York Rangers at home the Wings have been on a roll winning their last three games.
The latest is the 5-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers that earned rookie goaltender Petr Mrazek his first national hockey league win. The win is the third in the Wings road trip through Western Canada. The Wings beat the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames earlier in the trip.
tonight’s game also marks the first goal for Darren Helm in nearly a year. Helmer started the scoring by getting a slap shot past Edmonton goaltender Barbera in the first period. Daniel Alfredsson continued his hot streak adding two more assists tallying three points in the last three games.
Tood Bertuzzi has also stepped up since spending time on the first line. Bertuzzi is crashing the net and helping the Wings get more second chance opportunities. His hard work was rewarded tonight with a power play goal in the third period.
The wings will continue their road trip through Canada when they visit the Winnepeg Jets on Monday. You can catch the game on Fox Sports Detroit starting at 8 pm.