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Wings mastered 'blowout' wins

Monday, 09.21.2009 / 11:54 AM ET / News
By John Kreiser  - NHL.com Columnist
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Wings mastered \'blowout\' wins

DETROIT RED WINGS
2008-09 SEASON STATS

Category Rank (Conference)
2008-09 Points 112
(2ND WEst/3RD NHL)
Change from 2007-08 -3
Home Points 59
(2ND WEst/4TH NHL)
Away Points 53
(1ST WEst/1ST NHL)
Advantage Margin            +26
The Red Wings had 33 more power plays than their opponents at Joe Louis Arena and made the most of those extra chances, outscoring their rivals by 16 goals with the extra man.

Even-Strength Goals Margin        +28

Detroit's top six scorers all were plus-13 or better. The Wings are likely to miss Marian Hossa's team-high 40 goals, 30 of which came at even strength.

Special Teams Goal Margin        +21
Detroit led the NHL in power-play goals (90) and percentage (25.5), while allowing just four shorthanded goals. But the Wings had problems on the penalty kill, surrendering 71 power-play goals, including 41 away from Joe Louis Arena.

Goals by defensemen            45
As long as the Wings have the dynamic duo of Nicklas Lidstrom (16-43-59) and Brian Rafalski (10-49-59), they'll never lack for offense from the blue line. Unheralded Niklas Kronwall (6-45-51) gives the Wings another useful offensive defenseman.   

Total: 9-6-4 (OT: 3-6, SO: 6-4)

Detroit was a lot better in shootouts on the road (4-1) than at home (2-3). Pavel Datsyuk scored on half of his 10 attempts and was tied for second in the NHL with three game-deciding shootout goals.

Times Scored First
46 (Record: 37-4-5)

The Red Wings continue to be among the NHL's best in scoring first and turning their early leads into points. They were tops in the NHL away from home, scoring the first goal 26 times in 41 tries.

Best 08-09 Number             18
Wins by the Wings in games decided by three or more goals, the most in the NHL. The Wings won 10 home games in blowouts and led the League with eight road wins by three or more goals.

Worst 08-09 Number          76.4
Detroit's penalty-killing percentage away from Joe Louis Arena. The Wings were next-to-last in killing penalties on the road, barely ahead of Tampa Bay. They were 20th at home (80.4 percent) and 24th overall (78.3).

Scheduling
The Red Wings will spend much of October away from Detroit, starting with a two-game series against the Blues in Stockholm and ending with a five-game trip out west. They also have two more five-gamers before the Olympic break, but have a post-Olympic stretch in which they play 12 of 18 games at home.




SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
5 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
6 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
7 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
12 OTT 55 25 24 6 154 169 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 53 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 54 10 27 4 37
T. Tatar 53 16 17 0 33
G. Nyquist 54 14 16 0 30
P. Datsyuk 39 8 21 13 29
J. Abdelkader 54 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 40 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 50 7 8 13 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 21 10 4 .934 1.94
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89