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The Daily: Red Wings’ Power Play Surges; Mazur, Buium Help Oust Savage



David Perron, Red Wings

It will be the Detroit Red Wings’ surging power play vs. a hot Nashville Predators team Tuesday in Nashville.

The Red Wings have scored at least one power play in each of their last three games and four of their last five games. Since the All-Star break, Detroit’s power play has converted on 24.3% of its chances. The Red Wings had two power play goals, plus a shorthanded goal, in beating the Bruins 5-3 Sunday afternoon

What’s up with the PP? Moritz Seider seems to be making another leap in his development. Alex Chiasson’s net-front presence has helped.

Meanwhile, the Predators are making a strong push to get into the playoffs. The Predators are 7-2-1 in their past 10 games and are five points out of a wild-card position in the Western Conference.


Mazur, Buium Advance

Detroit Red Wings prospects Carter Mazur and Shai Buium helped Denver eliminate Detroit prospect Red Savage’s Miami team this weekend in National Collegiate Hockey Conference playoffs.

Denver won 6-2, 7-2 to win the best-of-three playoff series. Buium had a goal and an assist in the 7-2 triumph. Mazur posted an assist. He also had an assist in the 6-2 win.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

Tyler Bertuzzi was scoreless in his first game at Little Caesars Arena since he was traded. He said his return felt very weird.

Keep an eye on Red Savage as a Red Wings player. He may not ever be a premium scorer, but he could end up being a premium role player.

Moritz Seider is the first 21-and-under Red Wings defenseman to score shorthanded in 34 years.

Red Wings’ Next Game

The Red Wings (30-27-9) play on the road against the Nashville Predators Tuesday.

Hockey Now Network

Boston: Brad Marchand doesn’t miss an opportunity to chirp television broadcaster Paul Bissonnette. Boston Bruins.

Colorado: Evan Rawal writes about what it is like to defend against slick Nathan MacKinnon in an NHL game. Colorado Avalanche

Florida: Ryan Lomberg has earned his place with the Panthers and his life in southern Florida. Florida Panthers. 

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Los Angeles: Los Angeles Kings rookie forward Quinton Byfield (17 points in 38 games) has found a home on the Kings team’s top line.

Montreal: MHN’s Marc Dumont does an early review of Gurianov’s performance since joining the Canadiens. Montreal Canadiens. 

New York: Stefen Rosner writes that the Islanders need to focus on successful duos in building their lines. New York Islanders. 

Philadelphia: Interim general manager Danny Briere isn’t timid about saying the word “rebuild.” He says it is definitely needed. Philadelphia Flyers. 

Pittsburgh: Dave Molinari writes about how the Penguins played with more desperation than the New York Rangers Sunday. Pittsburgh Penguins.

Vegas: Rookie Jiri Patera stepped in with 30 saves in his first NHL game to lift the Golden Knights to a 5-3 win against the St. Louis Blues. Vegas Golden Knights

Washington: Here’s how Washington Capitals defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk did enough earn a new three-year, $9 million contract.