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The Daily: Red Wings 5th in NHL Scoring; Panthers Bid On Kane?



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When it comes to scoring goals this season, the Detroit Red Wings are running with the big dogs this season. After beating the Boston Bruins 5-2 Friday afternoon, the Red Wings were fifth in the NHL with a 3.68 goals per game scoring average.

This morning they slipped into sixth by a percentage point. But the overall point is the same: the Red Wings are more dangerous offensively in the early going than they were all of last season.

Edmonton Oilers. Toronto Maple Leafs. Boston Bruins.  Vegas Golden Knights. Dallas Stars. All of those teams are behind the Red Wings in goals per game.

Alex DeBrincat’s arrival has been a catalyst of the team’s improved offense. With 12 goals in 19 game, he’s on a 50-goal pace.

Florida Panthers Creating Space?

The Florida Panthers waived defenseman Mike Reilly and Florida Hockey Now’s Colby Guy wonders if it has anything to do with opening up a spot for the signing of Patrick Kane. The Panthers, along with the Red Wings, are among the teams interested in signing him as a UFA.

Red Wings in Case You Missed It

  • Tim Robinson writes in Red Wings Prospect Watch that 2023 ninth round pick Emmitt Finnie (four goals, 13 points) is off to a quality start in the Western Hockey League.
  • Bob Duff writes that goalie Alex Lyon is accustomed to going long stretches without playing. But he has played well enough in his two starts to be in line for more starts.
  • Defenseman Simon Edvinsson had a pair of assists in the Grand Rapids Griffins’ 5-1 win over the Manitoba Moose Friday night. GM Steve Yzerman told Swedish media that it won’t be long until Detroit has a large contingent of Swedish players on the team. Currently, Lucas Raymond is the only Swede.

Red Wings Next Game

Captain Dylan Larkin’s Detroit squad is home to face the struggling Minnesota Wild Sunday (1 p.m., Bally Sports) at Little Caesars Arena. The Red Wings have points in five of their last six games. They are 3-1-2 in those games. The Wild, meanwhile, have lost six in a row. They have won only two games of their last 12. The 5-9-4 Wild rank 29th out of 32 NHL teams.

Hockey Now Network

Carolina: Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy came off the injured list and played his first game of the season to down the Carolina Hurricanes.  

Colorado: Defenseman Sam Girard is entered the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program. Girard said he has battled depression, severe anxiety and alcohol abuse. Colorado Avalanche. 

Montreal: Cayden Primeau, son of former Red Wings player Keith Primeau, was in goal for the Montreal Canadiens during their 3-2 shootout win against San Jose.

Pittsburgh: Former Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, currently with the Minnesota, defied NHL rules by wearing an indigenous mask. Fleury is among the most popular players in Pittsburgh Penguins history.

New Jersey: Devils coach Lindy Ruff singles out Dougie Hamilton for criticism over loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. New Jersey Devils.