Forward Joakim Andersson continues to impress in his short time with the Red Wings. Andersson scored the final two goals for the Red Wings in an 8-3 win over the Canucks on Sunday. While goaltender Roberto Luongo wasn't at his best, it was impressive that Andersson could score two third-period goals against a veteran who entered the game leading the NHL in goals-against average. Andersson also had an assist in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Predators. He finished plus-five on the weekend. In nine games, Andersson has three goals and two assists. Andersson had 21 goals and 30 assists in 73 games for Grand Rapids. Griffins coach Jeff Blashill said Monday there's a lot to like about Andersson. "Joakim is an outstanding competitor who comes to the rink every day to be his best," Blashill said. "The thing that I think is not understood about Joakim is he has the ability to make a lot of offensive plays. He's a big body, obviously. He understands that he's going in and better be good defensively first. Anytime you get called up and you're playing on the third or fourth line, you better be real good defensively."
Red Wings' Joakim Andersson impresses with two goals vs. Canucks
Detroit Free Press | Feb 26