The Detroit Red Wings won 4-2 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Captain Dylan Larkin, talking after the game, mentioned how the team faced challenges but still showed grit and character, and that's why they won.
“It was a huge win, a gutsy win, all of the above. When everything was stacked up against us, we just battled. You could tell the buy-in there."- captain Dylan Larkin said, as quoted by NHL
Although many things were in favor of the opposing team, the Red Wings are a team that gives its maximum even when it is the most difficult. In moments when many underestimate you and think you have no chance, this can be a huge motivation for you to convince them otherwise. After such a victory, many of the players emphasized that they feel amazing.
“Going into the third period, we were down 2-1, and we were excited about that, because everything was stacked up against us since last night’s game, so why not come back and win that one?
It feels amazing.”
The Red Wings won 5-3 against the Los Angeles Kings and tried to fly to Toronto, but their plane had issues, so they had to come back. They rescheduled the flight for Sunday at 2 p.m. The NHL changed the game time against the Maple Leafs from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The team finally took off at 4:07 p.m. and arrived at Scotiabank Arena by 6:15 p.m. It's incredible how passionate this team is about winning and wanting to succeed.
Larkin said team staff worked hard to make sure they had everything for the game. Even though the team had reasons to think about not playing, Larkin pointed out they still showed up. He talked about how close they are in the locker room, showing that they're good friends and a committed, tough team.
It is clear from the first day that there is great chemistry between the players, and matches like this are only confirmation of that. If all teams had the passion and desire like the Red Wings, then they would certainly have the opportunity to achieve much more. Stories like this give us hope and faith in this sport.