Detroit got a bit of a monkey off their back with their first regulation win in Montreal since Abraham Lincoln was in office, winning 4-2. Hometown boy Anthony Mantha scored again - 6 goals in 4 games for him. Since mid-March, he's leading the NHL in scoring. He also resisted getting into a fight last night, which is a good thing. He's had his season derailed the last two years by injuries in fights. He needs to leave that mess to somebody else*. Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi also continued their excellent play. This all won't hold I'm sure - Detroit's ghastly blueline group will eventually regress to the norm - but it's fun for the moment.
* - Detroit doesn't really have anybody else. Montreal had one or two guys running around a bit last night that needed to be straightened out and Detroit doesn't have anybody on the roster that'll do that other than Mantha. Jonathan Ericsson occasionally fights but he's injured. Justin Abdelkader used to fight once in awhile, too, but no more. The guy that would probably fill that role is Dylan McIlrath but he's in the minors and not likely coming up anytime soon.