In Red Wings Land
Most Valuable Player
Jonathan Bernier: He gave the Wings a chance to win most nights, especially since Dec. 15 (.915 save percentage, 2.72 goals-against average in 23 games). With Jimmy Howard having such a poor season (.882 save percentage, 4.20 GAA in 27 games; last victory was Oct. 29), Bernier started or appeared in 18 of the last 19 games. The Wings’ minus-122 goal differential is the worst in the NHL by minus-70 (Ottawa checks in at minus-52), but it would be even worse if not for Bernier.
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Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek were joined by Detroit Red Wings forward Sam Gagner on Friday afternoon to answer a whole host of questions in a live edition of #Ask31.
Around the League
It’ll be interesting to see what kind of news we get about the remainder of the season after this conference call.