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Don't Say Not A Shot For Jack Hughes Now

11/14/2018 at 5:18pm EST

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

Lose a shot at Jack Hughes? Not likely.

The Detroit Red Wings have engineered a nice little surge in the NHL standings after bottoming out at 31st three weeks into the season. On Oct. 27 they were 1-7-2, tied for a league-worst 40 goals allowed and tied for 30th with 21 goals scored.

Now they’ve won four straight games and seven of their last eight to reach 8-8-2, have scored 32 goals during those eight games while allowing 20. They’ve taken advantage of being at Little Caesars Arena, where they have won five of their last six games. ...

October’s schedule featured one top opponent after another in Columbus, Toronto, Boston, Montreal, Winnipeg and Dallas, while November has featured New Jersey, the Rangers, Carolina and Arizona — and now comes games at Ottawa and the Devils. These are, and have been, winnable games.

“The schedule has a way of evening out,” Blashill said. “Early on it was a tough schedule for a multitude of reasons. Now we’ve been on more of a home stand for a bit. Regardless of how we started, we felt we had to take advantage of this home schedule.


added 5:35pm, Adding videos below as they become available, right now Mantha after today's practice.

added 5:59pm, Athanasiou added below.

added 6:29pm, 7 minutes of Blashill below.

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