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By the Numbers: Gustav Nyquist

After the season, forward won gold medal with Team Sweden at world championship

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

By the Numbers will highlight the Red Wings' on-ice accomplishments in the 2017-18 season. Each week during the offseason, By the Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on his statistical highs. This week we focus on forward Gustav Nyquist.

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playoffs

Eller makes history for Capitals in Cup-clincher against Golden Knights

First Denmark-born champion scores winning goal, misplaces stick in celebration

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

LAS VEGAS -- Lars Eller had no idea where the stick was that he used to score the Stanley Cup-winning goal on Thursday.

Even if it turns up at some point, it won't be joining whatever hockey memorabilia Eller has in his Washington home, or in his hometown of Rodovre, Denmark.

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Laine, Ehlers learned from veteran Stastny during postseason

Laine: He was always talking to us on the bench

by Jamie Thomas @JamieThomasTV / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - Trade deadline deals rarely work out as well as the one Kevin Cheveldayoff pulled off on February 26, when he brought Paul Stastny to Winnipeg in exchange for a first round pick in 2018, prospect Erik Foley, and a conditional fourth round selection in 2020.

Stastny was a horse throughout the playoffs, including the gruelling Second Round series against the Presidents Trophy winning Nashville Predators. He recorded 10 points during the seven-game marathon, including two goals and an assist in the deciding Game 7 at Bridgestone Arena. 

It's unknown what the Jets will do with the soon to be unrestricted free agent, but his impact in just under three months was impressive. From the moment Stastny joined the Jets, he was put in the middle of young snipers Patrik Laine and Nikolaj Ehlers, who both ended up with career highs in goals.

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Stanley Cup Final

Golden Knights vs. Capitals Stanley Cup Final preview

Vegas riding top line, Fleury; Washington counting on Ovechkin, physical play

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director of Editorial

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Washington Capitals

Golden Knights: 12-3 (defeated Los Angeles Kings 4-0 in first round, San Jose Sharks 4-2 in second round, Winnipeg Jets 4-1 in third round)

Capitals: 12-7 (defeated Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 in first round, Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 in second round, Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 in third round)

Season series: VGK 2-0-0; WSH 0-2-0

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Conference Final

Ehlers could play for Jets in Game 4 against Golden Knights

Forward missed previous game because of illness

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

LAS VEGAS -- Nikolaj Ehlers could return to the Winnipeg Jets lineup in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on Friday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN1, TVAS).

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Wings' Nielsen thrilled to play world championships in hometown

Detroit forward paved the way for Danes to reach the NHL

by Julie Robenhymer @JulieRobenhymer / Special to DetroitRedWings.com

HERNING, DENMARK -- When Denmark was announced as the host of the 2018 IIHF World Championship back in May of 2014, Frans Nielsen couldn't believe it. 

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playoffs

Ehlers out for Jets, Perron scratched for Golden Knights in Game 3

Winnipeg puts Roslovic in lineup; Tatar remains for Vegas

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LAS VEGAS -- Nikolaj Ehlers is not playing for the Winnipeg Jets against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday.

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Conference Final

Eller steps up for Capitals in Eastern Final with Backstrom out

Center has four points in first two games against Lightning

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

TAMPA -- Nicklas Backstrom has nothing to worry about.

His job as second-line center and power-play playmaker for the Washington Capitals will be waiting for him whenever he's ready to return from his right-hand injury.

But maybe Backstrom is beginning to feel a little like Wally Pipp to Lars Eller's Lou Gehrig watching how well Eller has played filling in for him.

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By the Numbers: Trevor Daley

Daley led all Wings' defensemen with nine goals

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

By the Numbers will highlight the Red Wings' on-ice accomplishments in the 2017-18 season. Each week during the offseason, By the Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on his statistical highs. This week we focus on defenseman Trevor Daley.

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World Championship

Nielsen enjoying home-ice advantage at World Championship

First NHL player from Denmark happy to be representing country at tournament in hometown

by Aaron Vickers / NHL.com Correspondent

HERNING, Denmark -- A decade ago, Detroit Red Wings center Frans Nielsen couldn't have imagined standing on the blue line of a sheet of ice in his hometown singing "Der Er Et Yndigt Land," Denmark's national anthem, with nearly 11,000 hockey fans.

Even five years ago, he admits, would have been a bit of a stretch.

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