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By The Numbers: Riley Sheahan

by Bill Roose / Detroit Red Wings

By The Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments during the first half of the 2015-16 season. For the next few days By The Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on their statistical highs. Here is a look at center Riley Sheahan.

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Is second on the team in the number of consecutive games played, going back to last April. He missed the final three games of March with an upper-body injury suffered in a 6-4 loss to San Jose on March 26.

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Had his fourth career three-game point streak in December. Collected two goals and an assist and six shots on goals as the Wings went 2-1-0 against Calgary (Dec. 20), New Jersey (Dec. 22) and Nashville (Dec. 26).

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His game high for shots on goal this season. He’s reached that number three times this season – vs. Buffalo (Dec. 1), at Minnesota (Dec. 28), and at Buffalo (Jan. 2). Sheahan’s single-game high is six SOG, established in a 4-1 loss at Columbus on March 11, 2014.

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Scored his second career game-winner, leading Detroit over the Anaheim Ducks (Jan. 10). His 36-foot snap shot with 3:44 left in regulation proved to be the winner. Sheahan’s only other GWG came against Montreal’s Carey Price on Jan. 24, 2014.

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Number of shots on goal taken by Sheahan in 49 games. His current rate of 1.71 SOG/per game has him on pace to collect 140 SOG this season. That would give him a new single-season high, besting last season’s total of 123 SOG.

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Currently owns the Wings’ lowest plus-minus rating. Should his rating stay below minus-14 for the season, Sheahan would become just the fourth Wings’ forward in the past 25 years with such problematic numbers. The others are Randy McKay, -15 (1990-91), Martin Lapointe, -14 (1996-97), and Todd Bertuzzi, -17 (2013-14).

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