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Senators 3, Red Wings 1: Jimmy Howard gave Detroit a chance, but Ottawa snapped a tie late in third | MLive.com
Last night's game was just one of those tough, frustrating ones that you run into every so often. I would not dwell on the loss. Sure, it was a bad one. But, there is nothing else to do but refocus and win tonight.

Gordie Howe recovering from stroke at 'remarkable rate' | CBC
Phenomenal news! Get well soon Gordie!

Stephen Weiss' latest injury not long-term, might return to practice for Red Wings this weekend | MLive.com
All I want is for Weiss to just be able to play some hockey games.

Griffins Take On Three Midwest Division Foes | Grand Rapids Griffins
The Griffins have three upcoming games this week, including one tonight against the Chicago Wolves.

What's the secret to the Wings success? | NHL.com
Outside of last night, the Wings have been off to a really good start to this season. Here are some of the reasons.

Detroit Red Wings' Anthony Mantha nearing AHL debut | Detroit Free Press
Anthony Mantha is nearing his much awaited professional hockey debut. He will have to prove himself in the AHL before he will be called up by the Wings. But, I would not be surprised if Mantha has played at least one game for the Red Wings by the end of this year.

Tom Izzo headlines Michigan Sports Hall of Fame class | Detroit Free Press
Sergei Fedorov and Mike Modano are also being inducted.

NHL News

Pens’ Maatta undergoes successful surgery to remove a tumor | ProHockeyTalk
Great news! Olli Maatta is only expected to miss the next four weeks.

Alex Ovechkin now Washington Capitals’ all-time franchise points leader | Puck Daddy
This was inevitable for Ovechkin. Unless he bolts to the KHL within the next few seasons, Ovi is on pace for at least 1200 career NHL points.

Ducks lose Gibson (groin) for six weeks | ProHockeyTalk
The Ducks are now without their top-two goaltenders: John Gibson and Frederik Andersen. Andersen's injury is not as severe as Gibson's, but, the that does not change the fact that the Ducks will have to rely on their #3 and #4 goaltenders for the next few games.

Is Martin Brodeur a fit in Anaheim? - Sportsnet.ca
Never say never. Unless Andersen is injured again in a more long-term capacity, or if the Ducks were to lose #3 goaltender Jason Labarbera to injury, I do not expect the Ducks to have to sign Brodeur. That said, the Ducks are a good team with playoff expectations. They do not want to risk losing too many hockey games. There might be an opportunity for Martin Brodeur here.

Five NHL coaches on the hot seat after one month | The Hockey News
Dave Tippett and Dallas Eakins will most likely not be coaching their respective teams by this time next year. The rest may all be on the hot seat, but, all have at least a decent chance of keeping their job.

5 teams that are confounding the NHL’s Western Conference | For The Win
I had a positive feeling about the Predators heading into the season, and they have not proved me wrong.

Insider Trading: Eichel the freshman phenom | TSN
The TSN guys talking about a variety of topics.

Carey Price submits save of the year bid against Chicago Blackhawks | SBNation.com
You do not see this everyday.

Hugh Jessiman embraces his 'draft bust' label in Austria | Puck Daddy
Jessiman was drafted 12th overall by the Rangers in 2003.

Let's Go Red Wings!