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Red Wings News

Wings' Miller: Lucky not to lose eye | The Detroit News
As Miller said, he was lucky that his injury was not more severe.

Red Wings coach Mike Babcock defends team, effort following shootout loss to Ottawa Senators | MLive.com

The good news is that while the Wings are playing poorly, our play can only improve from here on out. Hopefully the Wings can follow up a weak March with some phenomenal performances during the next couple of months.

Do the math: Red Wings should expect playoffs | The Detroit News

Unless the Wings completely collapse during the next two weeks, our status in the playoffs should not been in question. Whether we finish third in the Atlantic division or grab the final wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference is a different question.

NHL News

Hammond, Hudler, and Dubnyk are NHL’s three stars of the month | ProHockeyTalk
Everyone's favorite Jiri Hudler had a great March, unlike the Red Wings, scoring ten goals and 23 points.

Ovechkin: Why scoring 50 goals is harder now - Sportsnet.ca
Goaltenders are better than ever, and defenders are defending better than before. In today's NHL, Ovechkin's achievements are simply remarkable. He needs three more 50+ goal seasons to tie Wayne Gretzky and Mike Bossy for the record of nine 50+ goal seasons.

Buffalo GM Tim Murray praises Sabres players, fans, as tank job hits crucial point | Puck Daddy
Murray praises the fans that boo their team when the opposing team wins?

Sportsnet NHL Awards: Best Trade of the Year - Sportsnet.ca
The best trade this season has to be the Wild's acquisition of Devan Dubnyk.

Kings say Voynov had surgery to repair torn Achilles | TSN
The suspended Voynov apparently was injured during a recent Kings' roadtrip.

Predators D Roman Josi is unsung hero of special season in Nashville - CBSSports.com
Shea Weber may be the defenseman who gets all of the attention in Nashville, but Roman Josi is almost as good of a player.

Two Canucks ejected after illegal hit, taunting injured Predators player - SBNation.com
An illegal hit is one thing, but taunting the recipient of the hit is a whole other thing.

Wild near the top of latest Stanley Cup odds - Sportsnet.ca
The Wings were given 20/1 odds while the Wild were given 8/1 odds to win the Cup.

Let's Go Red Wings!