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Green joins exclusive Red Wings company

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Mike Green's hot start to the season has put him in exclusive company with an all-time Detroit Red Wings great.

Green got his 10th assist in a 4-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday. It's the third time in Red Wings history a defenseman has 10 or more assists through the first nine games of a season. Nicklas Lidstrom, a member of the 100 Greatest NHL Players, did it twice, in 1997-98 (four goals, 10 assists in nine games) and 2010-11 (one goal, 10 assists in nine games).

Green who leads the Red Wings in assists and points (11), is tied for the NHL lead in points by a defenseman this season with Alex Pietrangelo (three goals, eight assists) of the St. Louis Blues and Shayne Gostisbehere (one goal, 10 assists) of the Philadelphia Flyers.

 

Safety Dansk

The Vegas Golden Knights have lost No. 1 goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (concussion) and backup Malcolm Subban (lower-body injury) to injuries. Now they turn to Oscar Dansk in the hopes of keeping the momentum of the franchise's historic start.

 

Boyle is back

New Jersey Devils center Brian Boyle, diagnosed with leukemia Sept. 19, returned to practice Sunday.

 

Backhand Baertschi

Canucks forward Sven Baertschi did his best impression of the unstoppable NHL '94 video game move with a slick backhander to beat Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard.

 

A Parent's mentor

Hall of Fame goalie Bernie Parent credits another goaltending legend for turning him into the player he was, Dave Stubbs writes.

 

Jets taking flight

The demise of the Winnipeg Jets was greatly exaggerated. After opening the season with two losses (0-2-0), they have won four of their past five. Tim Campbell tells you how they've righted the ship.

 

Breadman has a 'ruff' practice

Blue Jackets forward Artemi Panarin runs some drills to keep his skills sharp against perhaps the cutest defender in hockey history -- his dog.

 

Rock the vote!

You can still vote to pick the NHL's Greatest Moment and there are some tough choices in this bracket. Have your voice heard now!

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