Orange County Lions News: There is an explosion of offense  why two players proceed to visit R…

Detroit supporters continue to show their gratitude and love for the accomplishments of the 2023 Lions team during their deep playoff run, even if the club is currently in the summer. When we last checked in, there were shouts of “Jared Goff” during a pro hockey game at Little Caesars Arena in January, which was part of the NFC Championship. This was just one example of how Detroit Lions passion was affecting other sports arenas in the city. The worlds of professional football and hockey reunited on Saturday when Ben Johnson, the offensive coordinator for the Lions, was asked to blow the whistle before the Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues game.

Lions News: OC Ben Johnson visits Red Wings, offensive explosion ensues -  Pride Of Detroit

The home squad had a fantastic first quarter, scoring four goals, to completely destroy the visiting St. Louis Blues 6-1. After the puck dropped, the Red Wings scored their first goal 33 seconds later, and five and a half minutes into the game, they led 3-0. In response to Brad Galli of WXYZ Detroit, head coach Derek Lalonde—who is openly an admirer of the Lions’ management style—made a lighthearted remark about the positive energy Ben Johnson’s presence brought to the building at his post-game press conference. You can definitely give the Lions a solid 6–8 points this season.

Everyone seemed to be having a great time, and it seems like the Jared Goff chants had returned. Max Bultman of The Athletic reported that the shouts had returned at some point during the third quarter, while our own Erik Schlitt was keeping an eye on things. Since at least one Detroit Lions player may have been upset at the way the Red Wings thrashed the Blues, I think everyone had a nice time. For a really in-depth edit, the Red Wings’ official Twitter account went back into the video archives to the August 2023 visitation of Moritz Seider and Lucas Raymond to the Lions training camp:

It turns out that Seider and Raymond (who combined for three assists in Saturday’s lopsided victory) were told by a specific second-team All-Pro rookie tight end from the St. Louis region that he used to support the Blues back in his childhood:

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