Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/02/11 at 12:15 PM ET
from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
Defensemen are jumping up into the play more than ever for the Detroit Red Wings, firing pucks and scoring goals at a higher rate than any team in the NHL.
Of Detroit’s 69 goals, 20 have come from the defense. That leads the league—four more than Vancouver’s blue line and more than twice as many as most other clubs.
Nicklas Lidstrom and Niklas Kronwall lead the way with six goals each, followed by Ian White (four), Brad Stuart (three) and Jonathan Ericsson, who scored his first goal of the season in Wednesday’s 4-2 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Detroit’s season-high sixth in a row.
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