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By the Numbers: Mike Green

Green led Detroit's defensemen with 36 points, tying him for sixth on the team

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

By The Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2016-17 season. Each week during the off-season, By The Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on their statistical highs. This week we focus on defenseman Mike Green.

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Jets at the Worlds | Day 8

Ehlers assists on OT winner as Denmark tops Germany

by Mitchell Clinton @MClinton007 / WinnipegJets.com

The Winnipeg Jets have seven players participating in the 2017 IIHF World Hockey Championship, held in Paris, France and Cologne, Germany. Check back throughout the tournament for daily updates, highlights and more as Mark Scheifele, Josh Morrissey and Eric Comrie of Canada, Nikolaj Ehlers of Denmark, and Jacob Trouba, Andrew Copp and Connor Hellebuyck of the U.S. go for gold.

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2017 IIHF World Hockey Championship Preview

Seven Jets spread between Canada, USA, Denmark

by Mitchell Clinton @MClinton007 / WinnipegJets.com

The Winnipeg Jets will have seven players representing their countries at the 2017 IIHF World Hockey Championship May 5-21 in Germany and France.

Mark Scheifele, Josh Morrissey, and Eric Comrie will join Team Canada, along with Jets Head Athletic Therapist Rob Milette (who will be with the team for the second time in three years). Jacob Trouba, Andrew Copp, and Connor Hellebuyck will wear the red, white, and blue of the USA, Nikolaj Ehlers will suit up for Denmark, and Ivan Telegin will play for Russia.

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Ehlers takes a step forward

21-year-old "excited" to be part of Jets future

by Mitchell Clinton @MClinton007 / WinnipegJets.com

In his rookie campaign of 2015-16, Nikolaj Ehlers put up 38 points.

He beat that number in 2016-17 - in assists alone.

His 39 assists combined with 25 goals were a direct result of a lesson he learned at the end of his first NHL season.

"I was thinking 'I have to go out there and make something happen every shift. If I don't do that, well that's not good enough then,"' said the 21-year-old, who adds his mentality changed this season.

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Team USA: Larkin, Howard in, Blashill to coach

Several Red Wings plan on participating in the IIHF World Championships

by Arthur J. Regner @ArthurJRegner / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT -- Red Wings hockey may be over for the year, but several Wings will be playing in the IIHF Hockey World Championships that begin on May 5 and run through May 21 in Paris, France and Cologne, Germany.

Dylan Larkin and Jimmy Howard will be wearing the red, white and blue for Team USA and their bench boss will be their Detroit head coach, Jeff Blashill.

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Frederik Andersen likely to start Maple Leafs opener

Goaltender practices, appears set to face Capitals on Thursday

by Dave McCarthy / NHL.com Correspondent

TORONTO -- Goaltender Frederik Andersen is likely to start for the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; USA, CBC, TVA Sports, CSN-DC) after being a full participant in practice Tuesday.

Andersen, who was scratched from the regular-season finale against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday, left a 5-3 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday 2:01 into the second period after being bumped in the head by Penguins forward Tom Sestito. Curtis McElhinney replaced Andersen and made 12 saves in the win, which clinched a playoff berth for the Maple Leafs.

 

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Zetterberg: 'One of the greatest Wings of all time'

Wings celebrate their captain for reaching 1,000 games on special night at Joe Louis Arena

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - It takes a unique person to go from being a seventh-round draft pick to becoming a Stanley Cup champion, Conn Smythe winner and eventual captain of an Original Six team.

It all started when Jim Nill, then the Detroit Red Wings assistant general manager, and Hakan Andersson, director of European scouting, were at a hockey tournament in northern Finland to watch one player but a different player caught their eye.

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Trending: Zetterberg, Red Wings send Joe out in style

Riley Sheahan gets a nice ending to a tough season

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Red Wings said they wanted to send Joe Louis Arena out in style and they can consider that a mission accomplished.

The Wings defeated the New Jersey Devils, 4-1, in the final game at the venerable old barn.

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Jets wrap up season wanting more

Disappointment, optimism and improvement the focus during annual exit interviews

by Ryan Dittrick & Mitchell Clinton @NHLJets / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - It's everyone's least favourite day of the hockey season - the first one with no hockey at all.

The Winnipeg Jets had their annual exit meetings on Sunday, and it began bright and early at MTS Centre after closing out the 2016-17 campaign with an emotional victory only 10 hours earlier.

With the win, the Jets finished the year on a franchise record seven-game winning streak, and with a 40-35-7 overall record, giving them 87 points - a nine-point improvement over last year.

While the team won't be playing past the first week in April for the second straight spring, they feel they've taken the right steps to ensure that won't be the case at this time next year.

"It's always disappointing to end a season," said captain Blake Wheeler, who scored the winning goal Saturday.

"You always have high hopes coming in and these things seem to fly by, so it's never a good feeling when you're packing up your stuff. You think about another missed opportunity, but we ended on a high note so I think guys are thinking positive about the direction we're heading in."

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Trending: Matt Lorito gets first NHL point in OT loss

Frans Nielsen and Dylan Larkin each reach 17-goal mark

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Montreal Canadiens did not bring their full squad but that doesn't mean they mailed it in.

Alex Galchenyuk scored at 1:42 of overtime to give the Canadiens a 3-2 victory in their final game at Joe Louis Arena.

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