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Notebook: Hossa nets No. 300

Saturday, 10.18.2008 / 10:06 PM ET / News
By Kevin Fitzhenry  - DetroitRedWings.com Intern
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Notebook: Hossa nets No. 300
DETROIT -- It took newly acquired forward Marian Hossa five games and 23 shots to finally break the ice. Hossa scored his first goal as a Red Wings and his first game-winner of the season to defeat the New York Rangers, 5-4, in overtime  Saturday night at Joe Louis Arena.

The goal was No. 300 of his NHL career. He also added an assist on Tomas Holmstrom’s second period goal. Despite not finding the net in his first four games, Hossa still managed to contribute to the Red Wings’ high-powered offense. He is currently tied for third-place in the NHL with three power play assists.

Holmstrom second best in lighting the lamp: With his fifth goal of the season in tonight’s game against the NY Rangers, Holmstrom has scored in each of the Red Wings’ first five games this season. With the goal tonight, Holmstrom moves into second-place among NHL scorers. Only Buffalo Sabres forward Thomas Vanek (six) has found the back of the net more. Holmstrom is also one goal short from tying a personal record. He scored in six consecutive games last season.

Streak comes to an end: Defensemen Brian Rafalski’s four game point streak to start the 2008-09 season ended tonight. Rafalski had collected one goal and four assists in Detroit’s first four games to lead the team. He was one game shy of matching the franchise record for consecutive games, which at least one point to start a season by a Wing’s defensemen, set both by Nicklas Lidstrom (2006-07) and Larry Murphy (1999-00), who started their respective seasons tallying a point in Detroit’s first five games. Henrik Zetterberg owns the team record of 17 straight games with a point, which was set last season.

By the numbers: Two of the Original Six, the Red Wings and Rangers have faced each other 573 times, with Detroit winning 259 of the games in the series. New York has won 210 times with 103 games having ended in a tie. Detroit’s all-time home record against the Rangers stands at 164-78-45. In 573 meetings between the two, the Red Wings have scored, 1,753 goals while the Rangers have tallied1,577 times. The Red Wings and the Rangers did not meet during the 2007-08 season. Their last meeting occurred February 5, 2007 with the Wings defeating the Blue Shirts, 4-3, at Madison Square Garden.


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STANDINGS

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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