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from Nicholas J. Costonika of NHL.com,

The Detroit Red Wings failed to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the third straight season after a 25-season streak.

The Red Wings (24-36-10) were eliminated from playoff contention when they lost 3-1 to the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday.

Here is a look at what happened during the 2018-19 season for the Red Wings and why things could be better next season:...

Young players: Center Dylan Larkin, 22, has established an NHL career high with 27 goals. Forward Andreas Athanasiou, 24, has set NHL highs in goals (24) and points (42). So has 24-year-old forward Tyler Bertuzzi, with 16 goals and 33 points. Mantha, 24, is scoring goals at the highest rate of his four-season NHL career, 0.31 per game. Rookie forward Michael Rasmussen, 19, has spent the entire season in Detroit. Rookie defensemen Dennis Cholowski (52 games) and Filip Hronek (34 games), each 21, gained NHL experience before being sent to Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League. Forward Filip Zadina, 19, the No. 6 pick of the 2018 NHL Draft, spent most of the season in the AHL but has gotten a late-season taste of the NHL with two points (one goal, one assist) in eight games.


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