The Detroit Red Wings finally put an end to their seven game losing streak Thursday night, defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on home soil.
Gustov Nyquist scored two goals in his first game back after being recalled from the minors, while Henrik Zetterberg was the set up man both of his efforts to cap a memorable return.
The victory was helped considerably when Hurricanes captain Eric Staal kicked the puck into his own goal early in the final period, with goaltender Jonas Gustavsson made 24 saves to play his part in a hard-fought win.
For head coach Mike Babcock and the Red Wings this victory could be the catalyst for a much-needed winning streak, with Nyquist hoping this is a sign of things to come.
Nyquist spoke to reporters after the game, declaring: “Obviously this is where I want to play and I want to be part of this team and hopefully we’ll be able to work that out.”
I sincerely hope that the Detroit Red Wings decide to keep Nyquist on the roster. The 24-year-old's got great speed, puck handling skills and obviously knows how to score a goal.
Plus, with the injuries to Daniel Alfredsson and Stephen Weiss, the team needs another player to step in anyway.
I believe Detroit needs an injection of speed and Nyquist will provide just that. The only thing I don’t like about having Nyquist being recalled is the circumstances, due to the injury of rookie defenceman Danny Dekeyser.
Dekeyser will be out of the lineup for quite some time recovering from a shoulder injury, leaving a void which will leave the Red Wings counting on a revitalised Nyquist can to keep delivering the goods.
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