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The Daily: Draisaitl’s Scoring Exploits Bring Back Memories of Franzen’s Red Wings Run; Assessing Detroit’s NHL Draft Lottery Chances

Franzen scored 13 goals for Detroit during the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs



Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers
Edmonton Oilers Leon Draisaitl has 13 playoff goals, the same number Johan Franzen scored for the Red Wings during the 2009 postseason.

Leon Draisaitl’s goal-scoring exploits in the Stanley Cup playoffs are bringing back memories of the explosive scoring performance by Johan Franzen for the Detroit Red Wings duting the club’s most recent run to the Cup final series.

Edmonton Oilers forward Draisaitl leads the NHL postseason with 13 goals. In the spring of 2009, Franzen also scored 13 goals in the playoffs for the Red Wings. It matched Henrik Zetterberg for the club’s single-season playoff goals mark.

During the second round that spring against Colorado, Franzen would score nine goals, including a pair of hat-tricks. That’s the NHL record for most goals in a four-game playoff series.

Franzen also holds Detroit playoff records for consecutive games with a point (12, tied with Gordie Howe), most consecutive games with a goal (5, tied with Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay).most game-winning goals in one playoff year (5, 2008), and most points in a playoff game (6), on May 6 2010, vs. the San Jose Sharks.

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Red Wings Offseason

You could call Monday the Stanley Cup final for teams that miss the playoffs and this year, you just might be right in that assessment. The NHL Draft Lottery is slated for 8 p.m. ET. the winner gets to draft likely generational superstar and elite difference maker Connor Bedard of the WHL’s Regina Pats.

Detroit is slotted in currently to pick ninth overall. The Red Wings own a 64.4% chance of staying right there in the draft lottery odds. There’s only a 5% chance that Detroit will jump all the way to No. 1 and be given the opportunity to draft Bedard.

Hockey Now Network

Florida: By virtue of a 3-2 overtime victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 3 of their second-round playoff series, the Florida Panthers are one win away from sweeping Toronto.

Pittsburgh: For the first time in 17 years, the Pittsburgh Penguins will be participating in the NHL Draff Lottery.

Washington: Is defenseman Dmitry Orlov angling for a return to the Washington Capitals?

Boston: According to an NHL source, expect there to be big changes on the roster of the Boston Bruins for next season.

Los Angeles: The time has come for the prospects of the Los Angeles Kings to be living up to their potential.

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Montreal: There’s reason to believe that the Montreal Canadiens are entering into the most crucial time in their rebuild.

Colorado: Could former Colorado Avalanche star and coach Patrick Roy be the next coach of the New York Rangers?

Calgary: Could an offer of the captaincy be enough to convince Mikael Backlund to stay with the Calgary Flames?

Vegas: Based upon the first two games of their second-round playoff series with Edmonton, there’s a lot to cause concern for the Vegas Golden Knights.

San Jose: Hockey pundits are touting Brent Burns of the Carolina Hurricanes as an early Conn Smythe Trophy front runner. He’s a former San Jose Sharks defenseman.