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NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Buffalo Sabres Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Who's fat and happy and who's feeling the heat at the key Thanksgiving marker | By Scott Burnside, ESPN

Most teams in a playoff position at Thanksgiving find themselves in the playoffs at the end of the season, and vice-versa. Obviously, the Wings are on the outside looking in at this point, which is not good news for “the streak.”

What other players and teams around the league are over- or under-performing? Scott Burnside takes a look around the league.

Accountable, productive Thomas Vanek impresses Detroit Red Wings | by Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press

Thomas Vanek’s injury is not the only reason the team had trouble over the stretch of games he was sidelined, but it certainly didn’t help.

He showed off his offensive vision with a beautiful assist in the win against Buffalo. Let’s hope he stays healthy the rest of the way.