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Top 9: Career Shorthanded Goals for the Red Wings

Detroit’s penalty kill was abysmal against the Bruins. Just horrible. But now it is the offseason and the Red Wings’ management can look to the free agent market, trading block, and minors for players that can better contribute to the penalty kill. They could also find someone else to coach the special teams with a struggling power play as well. I heard Adam Oates is available for power play duties.

This Tuesday’s Top 9 will focus on the top scoring penalty killers the Red Wings have sent out over the course of their history. It is more of a Top 8 with a couple of ties on the list. Are there any surprises?

8. Marcel Dionne, Nicklas Lidstrom, and John Ogrodnick: 10 goals

Marcel Dionne

Marcel Dionne – Photo courtesy of Hockey Hall of Fame

6. Gordie Howe and Nick Libett: 11 goals

Gordie Howe

Gordie Howe – Photo courtesy of Walter Iooss Jr./SI

5. Shawn Burr: 14 goals

Shawn Burr

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4. Kirk Maltby: 18 goals

Kirk Maltby

Photo courtesy of Detroit Red Wings

3. Kris Draper: 21 goals

Kris Draper

Photo courtesy of Detroit Red Wings

2. Sergei Fedorov: 31 goals

Sergei Fedorov

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1. Steve Yzerman: 50 goals

Steve Yzerman

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Stats provided by hockey-reference.com

Friday Fun: Red Wings’ Streak Continues

I’m still pumped the streak will continue for the Red Wings. At times during this season, thoughts of making the playoffs were more of a wish than a guarantee. Nonetheless, Detroit will make the playoffs for the 23rd straight year. Today’s Friday Fun is a video tribute to the playoff streak and the 23 overtime goals scored in that time. Coincidence??? Thanks to YouTube’s awood40 for yet another awesome Red Wings video. It was great to see players like Bob Probert, Bob Errey, Shawn Burr, Igor Larionov, Yves Racine, and young Sergei Fedorov and Steve Yzerman in action. Enjoy 23 years of success: