Quick Hits: Petr Mrazek, Jimmy Howard, And Drew Miller

Red Wings News

Senators 2, Red Wings 1 (SO): Petr Mrazek terrific in goal, but Ottawa scores late in regulation and wins shootout | MLive.com
We are still above the Bruins and the Senators in the standings, but if there was ever a game to win, it was this one.

Detroit’s Miller bloodied, exits quickly after taking skate to face (Updated) | ProHockeyTalk
Drew Miller did suffer a pair of deep cuts near his right eye, but there was apparently no damage to the actual eye itself which is incredibly relieving news.

Gordie Howe’s kids cherishing Mr. Hockey’s 87th birthday | Toronto Sun
It was Gordie Howe's birthday yesterday!

Krupa: Babcock, Howard vow to fight through adversity | The Detroit News
If Petr Mrazek was not making consistent mistakes right now, Jimmy Howard would possibly be out of a starting job. But, he still has a chance to regain that role if he can play well when given the opportunity.

NHL News

Swedish prosecutors order arrest of Andre Deveaux after slashing incident | Puck Daddy
Well that escalated quickly. The prosecutor wants to charge him with assault.

Power Rankings: Kings a playoff threat, but will they get there? | CBSSports.com
The Wings fell five spots from #9 to #14 in CBS Sports' latest power rankings.

Report: BC standout Matheson to sign with Panthers, forgo senior year | ProHockeyTalk
Defenseman Michael Matheson was drafted 23rd overall by the Panthers in the 2012 draft.

Why does the WHL draft players a year earlier than the OHL and QMJHL? | The Hockey News
I did not know that the CHL leagues did this differently. The OHL and QMJHL draft their players at age 15, while the WHL drafts players at age 14.

Oilers sign D LaLeggia to entry-level deal | TSN
Defenseman Joey LaLeggia scored 15 goals and 40 points with the University of Denver this season, and is a Hobey Baker nominee. The Oilers drafted him in the fifth round in 2012.

Brunt: Maple Leafs 'least likeable group' ever - Sportsnet.ca
Not surprising news by any means.

Despite trend of visitors winning Game 7, Laviolette wants home ice for Preds | ProHockeyTalk
Any team with Pekka Rinne in net should feel confident going into a game 7.

A hockey puck got stuck under Patrik Nemeth's visor - SBNation.com
Nemeth just laughed it off.

So…what happens to the Kings if they don’t make the playoffs after all? | The Hockey News
Some changes will probably be made, but it is not as if the Kings will have a fire sale and rebuild from scratch. They will most likely be back in playoff contention next season.

Top 10 NHL Tweets of the Month: March - Sportsnet.ca
Two things: 1) Willie Mitchell's tweet was by far the best, 2) Hamburgers are not the new octopi.

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