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Red Wings By the Numbers: They All Add Up To An Improved Team

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Dylan Larkin is a quality faceoff center on a poor faceoff team.

Plenty of numbers tell the story of the Detroit Red Wings in their first 22 games. A .614 winning percentage. The NHL’s 11th best record. Winning records at home (7-3-3) and away (4-3-2). A positive goal-differential. A 20.5% power play.

The numbers add up to an improved Detroit Red Wings team. Here is a more complete Red Wings by the numbers:

0 – Number of times the Red Wings have been shutout this season in the first 22 games. They were blanked eight times last season.

1 – Number of times the coach Derek Lalonde’s team has have only scored one goal this season. They scored three or more goals in 14 of 22 games this season (63.6%).

3 – The number of NHL teams that have claimed goaltender Magnus Hellberg this season. That list includes the Red Wings

4 – Wins total thus far for Red Wings prospect Sebastian Cossa in his first pro season with the Toledo Walleye. He is 4-6-1 with a 2.98 goals-against average and .898 save percentage.

5 – The number of NHL jerseys Hellberg has worn. He has played a grand total of six games for Nashville, New York Rangers, Detroit, Seattle Kraken and Ottawa Senators.

6 – Number of NHL teams Alex Chiasson played for before signing with the Grand Rapids Griffins last week. He previously had played for Dallas Stars (2012-14), Ottawa Senators (2014-16), Calgary Flames (2016-17), Washington Capitals (2017-18), Edmonton Oilers (2018-21) and the Vancouver Canucks (2021-22).

8 – Number of quality starts goaltender Ville Husso has had this season already.

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9 – Gordie Howe’s jersey and the number of goals Alex Ovechkin needs to pass Howe and move into second on the NHL’s scoring list.

10 – Former Detroit  first-round pick Dennis Cholowski’s assist total in 16 games for the Bridgeport Tigers in the American Hockey League.

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11 – Total number of points Pontus Andreasson has registered in his past nine games for the Grand Rapids Griffins.

12 – Detroit  prospect Carter Mazur’s goal total in the first 14 games of the season for Denver University.

14 – Filip Hronek’s point total for the month of November. The last Detroit D man to record more points in a calendar month is Nicklas Lidstrom in December 2010 (8-8-16 in 16 games). Hronek boasts 20 points and is +11 in Detroit’s first 22 games.

18 – Number of minutes former Red Wings Marc Staal has been playing for the Florida Panthers lately. He’s -8 on the season.

22 – Number of games Vladislav Namestnikov has played without scoring a goal for the Tampa Bay Lightning this season.

24.71 – The Red Wings’ hits-per-game average. They are 11th in the NHL in that category.

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45 – The Red Wings’ season high for shots, set Wednesday against the Buffalo Sabres.

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52 – Moritz Seiter’s team-leading blacked shot total for 22 games.

54.3 – Dylan Larkin’s faceoff percentage on a Red Wings squad that owns a team faceoff percentage of 47.5%

100 – The Red Wings’ projected point total if they played at this pace (27 points in 22 games) for the remainder of the season. It also happens to be the same number of points that was needed last season to qualify for the playoffs in the Eastern Conference.

111 – That’s how many AHL games 20-year-old Red Wings prospect defenseman Donovan Sebrango has already played.

356 – Number of blocked shots the Red Wings have this season. Their average of 15.88 per game ranks seventh among NHL teams.

975 – Howe’s goal total if his World Hockey Association goals were combined with his NHL total. In six WHA seasons, scored 174 goals. Wayne Gretzky holds the NHL all-time goal record of 894.

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