from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
The 1,317 goals scored in November 2018 — in 216 games — was the third-most goals of any calendar month in NHL history.
November only trailed March 2018 (1,434 goals in 235 games) and March 2006 (1,375 goals in 226 games).
The Red Wings weren’t surprised by the statistic.
The wide-open play, comparatively speaking, to previous years, the array of high-end offensive talent around the NHL, aggressiveness of teams, tweaks to the goaltending equipment — they all play a part to it, according to opinions in the Red Wings’ locker room.
“There’s probably a lot of things that go in that,” forward Justin Abdelkader said. “You’re seeing higher scoring games, for sure.”