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Franzen continues to impress

The Mule has netted winning goals in 12 of the WIngs' last 40 games

Monday, 10.13.2008 / 3:08 PM ET / News
By Michael Caples  - Detroit Red Wings Staff Writer
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Franzen continues to impress
DETROIT – According to Elias Sports Bureau, Johan Franzen has scored the game-winning goal in 12 of the Red Wings’ last 40 games, dating back to last March – that’s over 25 percent of the game-winning goals, which is nearly unheard of in the modern game. 

Everyone knows the tear that Franzen has been on since late last season. But actually look at his numbers, and you will see that his performance in the last few months has been astonishing. 

Franzen etched his name into Hockeytown history last spring, when he broke one of Gordie Howe’s records. With an overtime goal against Nashville on March 30, Franzen broke Mr. Hockey’s record for game-winners in a single month.

But Mule didn’t stop there. His knack for finding the back of the net in the most important situations spilled into the playoffs, where he scored the game-winner in five of 22 playoff games in route to a Stanley Cup championship.

Oh yes, and he’s trying to continue his clutch performances this year, after scoring the decisive goal in Ottawa on Saturday, with 77-seconds left, to give the Red Wings their first win this season.

Before his March explosion, Franzen had scored the game-winning goal only eight times in 229 regular and postseason NHL games.  However, his first goal in the NHL was a game-winner, in a game against Los Angeles on October 13, 2005.

It also needs to be noted that he hasn’t even played in all of the last 40 games, missing six games – from the Dallas series into the Pittsburgh series – with concussion-like symptoms. So subtract six from the 40 games, and that means Franzen has scored the game-winner in 12 of his last 34 games, which is a 35 percent rate.

To put these numbers into perspective, the all-time leader in game-winners, Jaromir Jagr, scored the winner in 8 percent of his games. Brett Hull, in second place, accomplished the feat also 8 percent of the time. Wayne Gretzky netted the winner only 6 percent of the time.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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