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by George Malik on 04/03/14 at 04:13 AM ET
When Luke Glendening took to the ice during Wednesday's game against Boston alongside Drew Miller and Justin Abdelkader, I asked the Twitter world for line names as a pair of Spartans were being centered by a Wolverine, and then I made my own up: "Two Spartans, One Wolverine, NO HANDS."
Abdelkader tends to score goals with parts of his body not including his stick; Miller is a penalty-killer, and I was going to leave DetroitRedWings.com's Bill Roose's tale of the former Michigan captain's search for his first goal in the overnight report until I read this:
“I think I talk about it more because I want to score,” said Glendening, who played in his 50th NHL game Wednesday night. “I’ve never been known as a goal-scorer but it’s still frustrating when the goal never goes in. I get a lot of Grade-A opportunities and to not be able to find the net is frustrating. So it’s on my mind obviously, hence the reason I talk about it a lot.
“It’s hard to always be like, ‘Yeah, well I’m playing really well’ when your point production is so low. You really have to concentrate on other parts of your game.”
Nearly two weeks ago, Glendening established a new little known franchise record for rookie forwards when he surpassed Cummy Burton who had held the drought mark, playing his entire 43-game Detroit career without scoring a goal in the late 1950s.
The team record for going without a goal to start his Red Wings career is held by former defenseman Jim Watson (1963-70), who played 77 games without a goal.
Roose continues, and well, wow.
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