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
6. Gordie Howe and Nick Libett: 11 goals
5. Shawn Burr: 14 goals
4. Kirk Maltby: 18 goals
3. Kris Draper: 21 goals
2. Sergei Fedorov: 31 goals
1. Steve Yzerman: 50 goals
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