Rasmussen's goal lifts Red Wings over Blackhawks in preseason opener

Posted: 11:00 PM, Sep 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-17 23:00:44-04
Jeff Blashill Red Wings
Filip Hronek
Evgeny Svechnikov
Dennis Cholowski
Luke Glendening Red Wings

DETROIT — Michael Rasmussen scored a power play goal late in the third period to give the Red Wings the lead for good in the first preseason game, a 5-3 win over the Blackhawks.

Detroit led 3-1 behind goals from Matt Puempel, Matthew Ford, and Chris Terry, but Chicago tied the game after a pair of Dominik Kubalik goals.

Luke Glendening, wearing the 'A' on his sweater for the first time with the Red Wings, scored an empty-net goal.

The Red Wings rested most of their veteran players, giving guys like Rasmussen a chance to prove they belong on the roster.