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Jonatan Berggren, Grand Rapids Griffins
Jonatan Berggren has gone pointless in the Grand Rapids Griffins' five-game winless streak.

If you want to know what Jonatan Berggren will be like as an NHLer, watch opposing forward Viktor Arvidsson tonight when the  Los Angeles Kings play the Red Wings in Detroit.

Detroit super scout Hakan Andersson has compared Berggren to Arvidsson.  The 28-year-old Kings forward has 12 goals and 15 assists for 27 points in 39 games this season. Arvidsson has scored as many as 34 goals in a season.

“Arvidsson in LA is one of the best net-front guys in the league because he knows how to flash screen and take away the goalie’s eyes at a critical moment,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said.

Blashill added that Arvidsson “really takes it to the net hard.”

Berggren has eight goals and 19 assists for 27 points in 34 games for Grand Rapids. The Griffins are trying to snap a five-game winless streak when they play Toronto tonight in Van Andel Arena. Jonatan Berggren is pointless is his past five games for the Griffins.

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