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In Red Wings Land

Detroit Red Wings’ Anthony Mantha calls punctured lung the ‘worst pain I have been in’ | Freep

“With the force of impact, my ribs punctured my lungs,” Mantha said. “It was probably the worst pain I’ve been in. And on top of all that, I got the flu on Day 2 of being injured, I had 103 (degree) fever. So it was just a terrible first week.”

Damn. That’s some scary stuff right there. I’m glad Anthony Mantha is okay.

NHL NUMBERS: HOCKEYTOWN, WE HAVE A PROBLEM | The Hockey News

.259 points percentage

Not only are the Wings the worst team in the NHL this season, their points percentage says they’re the worst team in the NHL in the past 20 seasons. Not since the 1999-2000 Atlanta Thrashers went 14-57-11 in their expansion debut, which translates to a .238 points percentage, has the league seen a train wreck like this....

If you want to be sad about the Red Wings for the rest of the day, then you should read the rest of the article above.

Around the League

31 Thoughts: Jets chapter nearing end, but Byfuglien story isn’t over | Sportsnet

7. I think the Oilers have, at the very least, looked into Tomas Tatar. (Pittsburgh would be another team with interest.) GM Ken Holland knows him very well. Again, though, Montreal feels injuries derailed its season and wants to be competitive in 2020-21. So you’ve really got to move the needle to get the Canadiens’ attention.

Kenny is trying to get the band back together over in Edmonton!