DETROIT Everyone around the NHL knows about Detroit stars Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg.
Soon everyone around the NHL will also know the name Damien Brunner.
From the second Brunner arrived on North American ice, he's managed to do what he did when he dominated the Swiss National League A score.
On Sunday, the first-year center was at his best, scoring two goals and assisting on two others in an 8-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.
That gives Brunner a team-high 10 goals, three off the league lead. He has 16 points in 19 games, probably better than the Wings had hoped for when they signed him.
"I have high expectations for myself, and I wanted to come over and prove that I can play in this league," Brunner said. And when you play with guys like (Henrik) Zetterberg and Fil (Valtteri Filppula) and on the power play, you have (Pavel) Datsyuk, (Niklas) Kronwall and (Daniel) Cleary you get chances to score.
"When you get those chances, you have to put them in. I'm happ...