The Macomb Daily

Lyon makes 30 saves in 3rd career shutout and Copp scores his 100th goal as Wings top Flyers 3-0

- By Dana Gauruder

Alex Lyon made 30 saves for his third career shutout, Andrew Copp scored his 100th goal and the Detroit Red Wings silenced the slumping Philadelph­ia Flyers 3-0 on Thursday night.

Dylan Larkin and Moritz Seider also scored during Detroit’s three-goal second period as the Red Wings bounced back from a 5-4 loss to Dallas at home Tuesday.

“We knew we screwed up the Dallas game and we had to be better tonight,” Seider said. “They had a lot of shots, but they were on the outside and (Lyon) was huge. This keeps us in the (playoff) race and gives us a little bit more confidence.”

Copp’s goal was short-handed, Larkin extended his points streak to 10 games and Lucas Raymond added two assists.

“I think our mentality tonight was that we had to show up and play with confidence,” Raymond said. “Getting a shutout tonight gives us something to build off.”

Lyon had another shutout this season against New Jersey on Nov. 22. He was pulled after the second period against the Stars after giving up five goals.

“He’s playing quiet hockey,” Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde said. “He doesn’t give up rebounds, he gets whistles and he

makes the proper play on puck handles. He takes away a lot of the chaos.”

Samuel Ersson made 17 saves for the Flyers, who have lost four straight and were shut out for the second time this season.

“It’s a good time for everyone to kind of look in the mirror, step back and realize what’s made us successful as a team,” Flyers forward Cam Atkinson said. “It clearly wasn’t our best tonight . ... We have to get back to getting dirty, playing with some arrogance and getting to the dirty areas to score some goals.”

Following a scoreless first period, Larkin gave Detroit a 1-0 lead at 1:37 of the second. Larkin knocked in a rebound after Ersson stopped a shot by Raymond.

Seider made it 2-0 with his sixth goal at 7:15 of the period. His shot from the point deflected off Morgan Frost’s stick and fluttered past Ersson on his stick side.

Copp’s milestone goal came at 10:08 with Seider in the penalty box. Michael Rasmussen won a puck battle behind the Flyers’ net and passed it to Copp, who ripped a slap shot from the left side.

“We’re struggling to make plays,” Flyers coach John Tortorella said. “We doubled them in shot attempts, I think we had 75 shot attempts. A number of them went wide and blocked shots, they did a good job there. But we’re just not developing much offense.”

Injuries

Detroit forward Patrick Kane missed his fifth straight game due to a lower body injury . ... Owen Tippett, Philadelph­ia’s second-leading scorer, was placed on injured reserve Tuesday due to a lower body ailment.

 ?? CARLOS OSORIO —THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ?? Detroit Red Wings goaltender Alex Lyon (34) stops a shot on goal during the first period of Thursday’s game against the Philadelph­ia Flyers in Detroit.
CARLOS OSORIO —THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Detroit Red Wings goaltender Alex Lyon (34) stops a shot on goal during the first period of Thursday’s game against the Philadelph­ia Flyers in Detroit.

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