Why did that go in? Looking at all 7 goals from Red Wings-Canucks
Detroit won 6-1
The Detroit Red Wings beat the Vancouver Canucks 6-1 last night in a late game — 10 pm start ET.
Let’s take a look at all the goals and how they went in.
Detroit 1, Vancouver (10:58 first period)
Contract year, am I right?
Detroit opened the scoring after sustained zone time for Vancouver, where the Canucks started to collapse lower, which opens more of a runway for Dylan Larkin down the middle after a clearance by Moritz Seider.
And from there it’s just heads down speed to establish separation and get past both Canuck back checkers, creating the space in front of the net where he has a bevy of options.
From this spot Larkin goes forehand-backhand on the move to beat Colin Delia through the five-hole. It’s a fine move, it also exposes a flaw in Delia’s stance in this moment.
Look at the above photo and the below photo, look at the heel of Delia’s stick.
The stick is ramped up, it’s taking up as little space as possible on the ice, and in the attempt to get more compact and lower to the ice, Delia has actually given up more space between his pads.
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