Even though the Red Wings come back from being down four goals in Sweden, they lose 5–4 in overtime to the Senators.

Even though the Red Wings come back from being down four goals in Sweden, they lose 5–4 in overtime to the Senators.

Lucas Raymond, a Swede, and Olli Maatta, a Finn, played great in the second period of the Detroit Red Wings’ first game for the 2023 NHL Global Series on Thursday at Avicii Arena.

Raymond scored the first goal for the Wings, and Maatta set up two more. The Wings came back from being down four goals early in the game.

As they tried to come back, Tim Stützle scored in two seconds remaining in overtime to secure the Ottawa Senators a 5-4 win.

The Wings got a point, which didn’t look likely after 10 minutes. But David Perron scored his fourth goal for the season, as well as Alex DeBrincat scored against his old team, which made him feel good. Shayne Gostisbehere also did a lot to even things up.

When Dylan Larkin seemed to twist his leg during a faceoff in the third period, things got dicey. This happened shortly after Jake Walman was called for a penalty that took away two Wings players for 71 seconds.

With 5:24 left in regulation, Larkin came back, and there was a fifth penalty kill for a surplus of men on the ice. There was then a sixth penalty kill with 1:31 left for delay of game when a puck went in the glass.

A few cheers when Nicklas Lidstrom dropped the ceremonial puck. Earlier that day, he was named the first recipient for the Borje Salming Courage Award, which is given to a European NHL alumni that has been a good force in their community.

People used to call Lidstrom “The Perfect Human” when he played hockey. He is now a vice president of the Detroit Wings.

The present Wings weren’t very good in the first period. They let the other team score easily, which led to Brady Tkachuk scoring two goals in a row and Jake Sanderson making it 3-0 in the middle of the period.

In the 2023 NHL Global Series Sweden presented by Fastenal, the forward from Gothenburg scored Detroit’s first goal. This started a four-goal comeback that gave the Red Wings a point even though they lost 5–4 in overtime to the Ottawa Senators.

“I mean, being into four goals in a playoff league and being ready to come close is not simple at all,” said Raymond.

You know, I believe that also says a lot concerning our group. That’s a big part of what we’re going to be taking away.

We would like to leave via two points, but it’s a close league, so even getting one was a big deal.

Raymond scored a goal on his own at 9:39 for the second period. It stopped the bleeding for Detroit after giving up four goals in the first period and got the people at Avicii Arena involved in the game again.

Red Wings boss Derek Lalonde said, “I’m happy for him, however we needs one to get back in the game.” “Well, it’s sort of twofold.

With such strong feelings, it’s clear that you’re happy for him, and the cheers he got upon entering the game were amazing. He was in good shape and getting looks. Tonight he might have enjoyed two or three.”

David Perron (13:20), Alex DeBrincat (16:33), and Shayne Gostisbehere (17:12), all forwards, scored after Raymond’s goal to tie the game at 4-4 going into the third period.

“I felt like we had an excellent second period, especially the start, yet we really didn’t get rewarded like we wanted to,” said Raymond, “but we stuck with it and at last got some goals to drop.”

At 14:36, Detroit was given a bench minor for having too many players on the ice. At 18:29, they were called for an interruption of game for firing the puck over the glass, which meant the game went into overtime.

It was “very, very deflating,” said Red Wings leader Dylan Larkin. You know, I already told you that we had prospects to win that game.

And it was great that we put ourselves in that spot. But the fines and the time we had to pay them were really, really hard.