Of 5 goals scored for the Wings, the top line figured in on 4 of them. Bertuzzi with 2 goals and 2 assists. Mantha with 1 goal and 2 assists, Larkin with 1 goal and 1 assist, and Glendening with 1 goal and 1 assist. Jimmy Howard made 42 saves on 45 shots. That’s the key.
I know this team can score, and boy they did tonight. However, scoring 5 goals on 28 shots is not going to happen very often. The Wings were outplayed by Nashville for long stretches. I love to win, but we need to see the work trend turn around. We also need depth scoring.
For now, I am just going to enjoy that top line. The love playing with each other. Just keep rolling. But, we are a much better team with Athanasiou in the lineup. Here’s hoping that we see a more “balanced” rolling out of the lines.