DETROIT - The Red Wings lost their first preseason game as Boston's Ryan Spooner scored 34 seconds into overtime for the 2-1 victory at Joe Louis Arena Friday night.
The Wings did have some notable things happen, including scoring on the power play for the third straight game.
1. Riley Sheahan : Playing on Darren Helm's wing, Sheahan deflected Mike Green's shot past Boston goaltender Anton Khudobin for a power-play goal at 5:24 of the second period. The goal was Sheahan's second in as many games and he now has three points this preseason. Sheahan is usually a defense-first forward but he has offensive ability.
Quotable: "It definitely feels good to put up points but I think it's going to be important when the season comes around to stay consistent. Obviously you get a little more confident when you can score. It's been working so I'm happy about it." - Sheahan
2. Fight Night: Apparently familiarity breeds contempt as the Wings and Bruins played home-and-home exhibition games. There were two fights in this one. Louis-Marc Aubry fought Justin Hickman at 2:13 of the first period. Although Aubry had the two-inch height advantage at 6-foot-4, Hickman is listed at 224 pounds, 16 more than the slim Aubry. At 14:37 of the second, Givani Smith, the Wings' second-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, 46th overall, took on Joe Morrow. Smith had the early edge but Morrow got the takedown.
Quotable: "I thought the physicality was real good, especially that line and especially Aubry in terms of his hits. I thought that Aubry had an impact on the game because of the physicality that he brings. That's one thing that he can bring to the table. He answered it with a fight and then Smitty answers it with a fight as well. Those are good momentum changers for your team." - Wings coach Jeff Blashill
3. Filip Hronek: Hronek, the Wings' other second-round pick in the 2016 draft, 53rd overall, made his first preseason appearance. He was paired with Dan Renouf. Hronek played 18:17, including 3:18 on the power play. He was tied with Eric Tangradi for the team lead in shots with four, had one hit, one giveaway and two blocked shots.
Quotable: "I thought he got better as the game went along. I just think it's a comfort thing. I think that play he made at the end of the game when he faked the shot, took the step and almost went through the goalie's legs, that's a big play that if he scores we're all talking about it. That shows lots of offensive poise - that's the kind of things I think he's going to need to do to get himself to the NHL is he's going to have to be dynamic offensively and it's that kind of poise that allows that dynamics." - Blashill