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Penguins 4, Red Wings 1: Slow start dooms Detroit; Jimmy Howard plays third period | MLive.com
You cannot win them all. This was just not the Wings' game.

League MVP? | Grand Rapids Griffins
Teemu Pulkkinen leads the AHL in goals and points and has been one of the most dominating players in the league this season. He could very well be named the AHL's MVP of this season.

Red Wings' Jonathan Ericsson playing with more consistency, needs to continue bringing intensity | MLive.com
There is no doubt that Ericsson has had an up-and-down season, and if he can develop a consistent game down the stretch, the Wings' defense will improve tremendously.

Sergei Fedorov discusses his Wings career, legacy and more on Detroit Sports 105.1 FM | The Malik Report
Fedorov spoke with Matt Dery yesterday. Take a listen.

Need proof of stem cells' healing power? Look at Gordie Howe | Crain's Detroit Business
Who would have thought that Gordie Howe could help show the effectiveness of stem cell treatment. His trial may allow for many others to undergo similar treatments to help them fight their diseases.

Introducing Tomas Tatar, the latest in Red Wings' long line of homegrown scoring stars - Yahoo Sports
He was developed the Detroit way. Ripened and the seasoned in the AHL, and now his development is translating into success in the NHL.

NHL News

Martinez Out With Concussion; How Long Can Kings' Defense Survive? - Jewels From The Crown
If the Kings want to make the playoffs, they are going to have to win a lot of games down the stretch. Losing Martinez for a couple of games could be devastating to the team.

Trade Talk: Leaving Jersey? | TSN
The Devils are not making the playoffs and Jaromir Jagr is not getting any younger. You have to imagine that he asks for a trade to a playoff-bound team. While I do not want the Wings to go after him, Jagr could provide a team with a veteran offensive spark in the playoffs.

Talking with Ross Greenburg, NHL documentary producer, on Darryl Sutter, HBO vs. EPIX, and more - SBNation.com
An interview with the man who created this season's "Road to the NHL Winter Classic" and "Stadium Series" on EPIX.

How Evander Kane and Tyler Myers respond is key to blockbuster deal | The Hockey News
This is a very good point. It cannot be determined this season, as Kane is out for the rest of the season. But, as I said a couple of days ago, Kane has the potential to be one of the best players in the league. If he can translate that potential to on-ice success, the Sabres have a star on their hands.

Not done dealing, Sabres send Jhonas Enroth to Stars for Anders Lindback | Puck Daddy
Another trade! The Sabres are making sure to do everything within their capabilities to assure that Connor McDavid is in Buffalo next season.

An ode to Nabby, the greatest goalie in franchise history - Fear The Fin
Evgeni Nabokov has officially retired as a San Jose Shark.

6 most underrated players in the NHL | For The Win
Braden Holtby is extremely underrated, but John Tavares is still the most underrated player in the league to me. A lot of casual NHL fans are barely aware of who he is and he is one of the best players in the league.

There’s ‘a lot of negativity in the room’ as Bruins kick off five-game trip | ProHockeyTalk
The Bruins have run into a bump in their road. Is this the time for the Panthers to pounce and pass the Bruins for the final wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference? The Panthers are only four points behind the Bruins with two games in hand.

Kane deal flips the script on modern NHL trades - Sportsnet.ca
Will yesterday's trade between the Jets and the Sabres lead to more blockbuster trades in the NHL? Probably not. But, if a team was on the fence about doing a trade like the one we saw yesterday, this trade may help swing them one way or the other.

NHL power rankings: Minnesota Wild take big step forward - SBNation.com
The Red Wings climbed three spots to #3 in SBNation's latest power rankings.

Let's Go Red Wings!