Special Teams Excellence Propels Detroit Red Wings over New York Rangers

December 6th, 2014 by Tom Urtz Jr. Leave a reply »

The Detroit Red Wings have been a very entertaining team to watch this season, and they have grown tremendously since the season started in early October. It is fair to say that the team has exceeded a number of expectations, and at this point you can only wonder how far this team can go. After skating by the Rangers on Saturday, Detroit is now second in the division with 37 points, despite having played two fewer games than the Montreal Canadiens.

The victory also saw the Red Wings buck a trend that they have struggled with for most of the season. Despite having a sub-.500 record in games in which they trailed after one period of play, the Red Wings found a way to get the job done against a relaxed and revitalized New York Rangers squad.

Detroit entered Saturday night's contest versus the Rangers with the fifth-best power play in the NHL and the fifth-best penalty-kill unit.

The matchup was an interesting game from a special teams perspective, because the Wings failed to score a power-play goal, even though they have been clicking as of late. Their penalty kill, on the other hand, was excellent and continues to ...

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