Lucas Raymond scores twice in Red Wings’ 2-1 win over Wild

Oct 29, 2022, 6:37 AM | Updated: 7:43 pm

Detroit Red Wings goaltender Ville Husso, right, blocks the shot of Minnesota Wild's Brandon Duhaim...

Detroit Red Wings goaltender Ville Husso, right, blocks the shot of Minnesota Wild's Brandon Duhaime during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

(AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

DETROIT (AP) — Lucas Raymond scored his first two goals of the season, Ville Husso made 30 saves and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Saturday night to end a two-game losing streak.

Raymond finally broke through in the eighth game of the season after scoring 23 times last season as a rookie.

“It feels good,” Raymond said. “Of course it feels like I could have gotten one the previous games, too. It was good that I finally got it today. I feel like we could’ve had a lot more goals today.”

Raymond broke a tie on a power play with 4.3 seconds remaining in the second period. Driving into the goal crease with the puck, he managed to jam it through the legs of goalie Filp Gustavsson before tumbling into the netminder.

“Raymond kind of fans on it a little bit, but it hits my back leg and goes in,” Gustavsson said. “That’s super frustrating, especially with so little time on the clock.”

Raymond has five goals in three career games against Minnesota.

Kirill Kaprizov opened the scoring for the Wild at 1:28 of the first period on the second shot of the game. Breaking in on a 2-on-1, Karpizov utilized Jared Spurgeon as a decoy and snapped a high wrist shot under the crossbar behind Ville Husso.

“I think it probably hurt us by coming out so fast,” Wild coach Dean Evason said. “We had like four chances right away and it looked like we thought we could just continue doing that.

“We thought we were just going to play as a skilled hockey club and that doesn’t work. We’re about skill and grit. We can’t beat teams by being cute.”

Raymond tied it with 3:09 left in the first. He fired a wrist shot from the bottom edge of the right faceoff circle past Gustavsson on the blocker side.

Detroit coach Derek Lalonde liked how Raymond played as much as how many times he scored.

“You didn’t see the looping, you didn’t see the poaching for offense, you didn’t see the hoping,” Lalonde said. “He played the game right. He put himself in some good situations and obviously it went in tonight.”

Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin, Raymond’s center, felt it was just a matter of time before his linemate would start scoring.

“Whether the puck goes in or not, we were getting chances,” Larkin said. “He put himself in great spots to receive the puck and he’s got a quick release. It was easy to find him tonight.”

Husso improved to 3-1-1. Gustavsson made 23 saves in dropping to 0-3.

The Wild lost in regulation for the first time on their five-game trip. Minnesota is 2-1-1 on the trip. After opening the season with back-to-back wins, Detroit went 1-2-2 in the five games prior to Saturday.


Both right wing Givani Smith and defenseman Jordan Oesterle made their season debuts for Detroit. Smith was recalled earlier in the day from the Grand Rapids of the AHL.


Detroit played without forwards Tyler Bertuzzi (upper body), Jakub Vrana (personal), Robby Fabbri (knee), Oskar Sundqvist (upper body) and Michael Rasmussen (NHL suspension).


Wild: Conclude five-game trip Sunday night at Chicago

Red Wings: At Buffalo on Monday night.


More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Associated Press

Ex-Packer Guion gets 1 year for domestic violence assault

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Former Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion was sentenced to one year in jail after pleading no contest in a domestic violence assault at his home last fall. Brown County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Walsh also ordered Guion on Tuesday to serve three years’ probation and complete a domestic […]

1 year ago

Joe Jarzynka...

Associated Press

Durant eager for Suns debut vs. Hornets after knee injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Durant has been through quite a bit during his 15-year NBA career — but joining a new team midway through the season is a new one for the 13-time All-Star. The 34-year-old Durant doesn’t seem all that worried. Durant makes his highly anticipated Phoenix Suns debut on Wednesday night against […]

1 year ago

FILE - Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores stands on the sideline during the second half of an N...

Associated Press

Judge: NFL coach can press discrimination claims in court

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Coach Brian Flores can pursue some of his discrimination claims against the league and its teams in court rather than through arbitration, a judge ruled Wednesday. The written decision by Judge Valerie Caproni in Manhattan was issued months after lawyers for the league tried to get the lawsuit moved to […]

1 year ago

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Alex Stalock cools off in the first period during an NHL hockey game ...

Associated Press

Kane trade reinforces hard reality of Blackhawks rebuild

CHICAGO (AP) — After days of speculation, the harsh reality of the Chicago Blackhawks’ situation was reinforced by one move in a flurry of transactions ahead of the NHL trade deadline. Showtime is over, at least in Chicago, and a seemingly bright future is, well, way off in the distance. The reverberations of Chicago’s decision […]

1 year ago

FILE -  Yves Jean-Bart, president of the Haitian Football Federation, wearing a protective face mas...

Associated Press

Disgraced ex-Haitian soccer president announces he’s back

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s former soccer federation president whose lifetime ban from sport over sexual abuse allegations was overturned last month announced Wednesday that he is reclaiming his position. Yves Jean-Bart’s defiant announcement could lead to a standoff with FIFA, which already has appointed an emergency management committee to lead the Haitian Football Association […]

1 year ago

FILE - Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers walks off the field after an NFL football game against the ...

Associated Press

Rodgers says decision on future will come ‘soon enough’

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers says he will make a decision on his future “soon enough” as the four-time MVP quarterback ponders whether to play next season and if his future remains with the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers, 39, discussed his future while speaking on an episode of the “Aubrey Marcus Podcast” that […]

1 year ago

Lucas Raymond scores twice in Red Wings’ 2-1 win over Wild