Greiss makes 40 saves as Red Wings beat Canucks 3-1
DETROIT (AP) - Thomas Greiss made 40 saves to assure the lead the Detroit Red Wings took early in the second period stood up in a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.
Greiss, from Fussen, Germany, was acrobatic in goal and displayed a knack of coming up big with nearly every good chance the Canucks had to score.
He received plenty of vocal support from the fans.
However, he also received a bit of good fortune when he needed it.
Canucks left wing Justin Dowling hit the far post with a backhander with 7:26 remaining in the game.
And, with only 2:31 to play, a re-directed slap shot goal was disallowed because of an interference call in front of Greiss.
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10/16/2021 10:05:18 PM (GMT -4:00)