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Red Wings News

Grand Rapids Griffins have work to do, down 2-0 in AHL playoff series | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
The Griffins return to Grand Rapids on Tuesday night for Game 3. This may be one of Blashill's biggest challenges as head coach of the Griffins.

Detroiters working to get share of Detroit Red Wings arena jobs | Detroit Free Press
The Red Wings new arena project may cost a lot of money to build, but it will also create thousands of jobs, directly and indirectly, which will help boost Detroit's economy.

Analyzing Detroit's Draft History - Are the Red Wings Really the Best? | The Hockey Writers
From 1983 to the present, the Wings have the highest number of goals and points per draft pick of any team in the NHL. They are also third in the percentage of draft picks who have played at least 1000 games category.

Jimmy Howard surprises special fan before her surgery | FOX Sports

The fan, 20-year-old Kelly Rothe, underwent a preventative double mastectomy on Friday.

NHL News

Bruins' Thornton fined for squirting water from bench at Montreal's P.K. Subban - The Hockey News
Shawn Thornton was fined $2,800.

Martin St. Louis scores on Mother's Day after mother's passing - SBNation.com
St. Louis kept the puck. That has to be one of his most memorable, and bittersweet goals.

Conn Smythe Watch: Getzlaf powers Ducks; Rask rises for Bruins | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

Anze Kopitar still leads the pack with his 15 points in 11 games.

Jagr at world championship, not ready for break from hockey | TSN
Jaromir Jagr just refuses to quit playing. And unlike other's who refuse to retire, he is still playing like a star.

Kypreos: Leafs, Senators shopping captains - Sportsnet.ca
Apparently Jason Spezza and Dion Phaneuf may be on their way out of Ontario.

John Gibson calm, confident in Game 4 shutout, playoff debut for Ducks | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
John Gibson has the potential to be the best goaltender in the entire world. He is the real deal.

Vladimir Putin hit the ice for a friendly hockey game in Sochi | For The Win
He was puting the puck in the back of the net.

Matt Fraser's adventure: Eat Chipotle, score goals - SBNation.com
Question of the day: Burrito or Bowl? I don't like the mess that the burrito produces, so I tend to favor the bowl.

Let's Go Griffins!