Next up, the true season.
The video games that do not depend ended Saturday for the Red Wings, with a 5-1 loss in Toronto.
Pius Suter opened the scoring with a first-period target, arrange by means of Adam Erne and Gustav Lindstrom.
But Toronto replied with 5 unanswered objectives, with Auston Matthews (each chronic play) and William Nylander (one chronic play) every scoring two objectives, and Denis Malgin including a target.
Wings goaltender Jussi Olkinuora stopped 13 of 15 pictures, and Victor Brattstrom made 8 of eleven saves.
Special groups proved to be an important distinction in the sport. Toronto scored 3 power-play objectives (on 4 makes an attempt), whilst the Wings have been goal-less in 5 alternatives.
BOX SCORE: Maple Leafs 5, Red Wings 1
Toronto outshot the Wings 26-19.
The Wings completed the exhibition season with a 3-5-0 file. They open the common season Friday at Little Caesars Arena towards Montreal.
Cossa heads to GR
The Red Wings assigned goaltender Sebastian Cossa to the minor-league associate Grand Rapids Griffins.
Cossa, the Wings’ 2021 first-round draft select (fifteenth general), performed in two exhibition video games, preventing 20-of-21 pictures. Cossa additionally performed neatly right through the potentialities event in early September, igniting a stretch of excellent goaltending.
The Wings have despatched Cossa to Grand Rapids, however it is most likely Cossa will finally end up in Toledo (ECHL).
The Griffins have Olkinuora and Brattstrom at the roster, and every is most likely to stay there. Brattstrom ended closing season on a favorable notice in Grand Rapids, whilst Olkinuora, who starred for gold medal-winning Finland in the 2022 Olympics, used to be signed by means of the Wings to supply organizational intensity.
Cossa, 19, would get the vast majority of the begins in Toledo.
General supervisor Steve Yzerman talked ahead of coaching camp at the significance of Cossa getting plentiful taking part in time, anywhere Cossa would play this season.
“I want him playing regularly and I want him playing at a level that he is challenged but can be successful,” Yzerman said. “It’s tricky taking part in as a (younger) defenseman. Goaltending is an entire different stage, in particular for those younger avid gamers. As a ahead, you depend on your teammates when issues are not going neatly. The defensemen are depending on their teammates. Who does the goalie were given to again him up?
“So, I’m very cautious with that. I just want him playing at whatever level he is getting ice time, is challenged, and doing well.”
Cossa used to be additionally able for no matter problem used to be forward of him.
“Going into this season I want to play at the highest level of hockey I can,” Cossa stated. “My game is going to do the speaking for me. Management obviously has that say, where I’m going to be playing. I want to play at the highest level of hockey I can and compete at that level.”