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On the heels of the Red Wings' 3-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday, 97.1 the Ticket's Jeff Riger took a look at the statistical storylines underpinning the Wings' underwhelming performances of late, and as you mgiht imagine, Detroit's 0-3-and-2 record since February 10th has yielded numbers to match said record:
-They are 1 for 17 over the last 5 games on the power play. If you are into the percentages, that’s not even 6%. A successful PP hits around 25%, the Blues, the best in the game right now, are almost at 32% for the season while the Wings are not even at 13%.
-They allowed 3 PP goals in 17 chances.
-They are outshooting the opposition in those 5 games 136-135 but they have been outscored 19-12.
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Jan Mursak waived
According to Helen St. James of the Detroit Free Press, the Wings waived oft-injured forward Jan Mursak.
Ken Holland stated that the move was done to get Mursak more playing time however James points out that if that extra playing time comes with another team the Wings can live with it.
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Slightly strange news from ESPN's Pierre LeBrun regarding Red Wings forward Jan Mursak:
Detroit also places Jan Mursak on waivers today
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) February 22, 2013
I'm guessing that the Wings want Mursak to get playing time, but potentially losing a warm body given the injury parade of late seems strange.
The Free Press's Helene...
DETROIT You see it so often when the playoffs roll around but it's nearly as true in this shortened NHL season the goaltender is the most important player.
For the injury-depleted Detroit Red Wings, that is more true than ever.
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DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings have put Jan Mursak on waivers, giving teams until noon Saturday to claim the 25-year-old left wing.
Mursak has played in only two games for Detroit this season. He had a goal and two assists in 25 games in 2011-12.
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Good win tonight. These recaps are a heck of a lot more fun to write than the losses. Though Nashville controlled the play for what seemed like the majority of the game, Howard was the difference, much like the last win against the Kings. I didn’t see any one player play poorly tonight, but I saw plenty of guys give their all.
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