Shootout success masking the degree of Red Wings’ struggles

Jeff Veillette
March 17 2017 12:42PM

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Last night, the Detroit Red Wings played an up and down game against the 29th-place Arizona Coyotes, that eventually led to a shootout on road ice. Once again, the squad from Motor City came out ahead in the skills competition, winning it 1-0 and the game 5-4 thanks to a first round goal from Gustav Nyquist and timely saves from Petr Mrazek. The win bumped Detroit up to 27-3-11 on the season, good for 26th overall with 13 games to go.

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The Nation Notebook: Art Ross Marchand, Cold Minnesota Wild, Underachieving Jets

Christian Pagnani
March 17 2017 07:00AM

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The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and  rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article.  

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5 dream first round matchups

Shawn Reis
March 15 2017 09:50AM

The playoffs are just one month away. Time to start getting our hopes up.

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NHLN Power Rankings: Mar. 14, 2017

Scott Maxwell
March 14 2017 03:58PM

It's time for your weekly dose of the NHL Numbers power rankings. I'll look at the five best and worst NHL teams thus far in the season, as well as the three best and worst players in the last week.

Note: All use of Corsi For and Expected Goals For are Score and Venue Adjusted, and at even strength. All stats come from Corsica Hockey, and NHL.com (don't worry, it's only the standings).

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The Oilers are a better team when Leon Draisaitl is a centre

Christian Pagnani
March 14 2017 01:06PM

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The Edmonton Oilers have stumbled since the All-Star break. They’re 7-9-1 since the break, and this is after enjoying a 7-0-1 run before the break. They’ve won just two games in their last seven, and it might be time for head coach Todd McLellan to play with the lines.

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