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By the Numbers: Jonathan Ericsson

Veteran defenseman's season cut short due to a broken wrist

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

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 Jonathan Ericsson.

Jonathan Ericsson would probably like to forget the 2016-17 season, both team-wise and personally.

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This Date in NHL History

May 22: Nicklas Lidstrom appears in record 228th straight playoff game

Plus: NHL expands to 12 teams; Kings end 19-year Cup Final drought

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / Managing Editor

Memories: Lidstrom's 228th

Memories: Lidstrom plays 228th straight playoff game

On May 22, 2009, Red Wings Defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom played in his 228th consecutive playoff game against the Chicago Blackhawks

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2009: Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom sets an NHL record by playing in his 228th consecutive Stanley Cup Playoff game, a 4-3 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final at United Center. 

Lidstrom's second-period goal starts Detroit's comeback from down three goals. Lidstrom breaks the record set by Larry Robinson from 1973-92. He finishes his NHL career with 263 postseason games played, second all-time to former teammate Chris Chelios (266), and plays on four Stanley Cup-winning teams before retiring in 2012.

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Grand Rapids Griffins traveling far for AHL's Western Conference Finals

Jared Coreau, Joe Hicketts, Tyler Bertuzzi expect tough challenge from San Jose Barracuda

by Dana Wakiji and Art Regner @Dwakiji and @ArthurJRegner /

The Grand Rapids Griffins are traveling far to try to win a Calder Cup.

The team flew to San Jose Thursday so they could have a couple of days to acclimate to the time change before beginning the AHL's Western Conference Finals Saturday against the San Jose Barracuda.

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Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard extends season with success for Team USA

Howard got to use a mask originally designed for the 2014 Olympics

by Brian Hedger @BrianHedger / Special to

COLOGNE, Germany - It was just sitting there in his basement, collecting dust on a shelf full of memorabilia.

Right next to the mask Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard wore for the 2014 Winter Classic was one that he used for the U.S. in the 2017 IIHF World Championship, which ended for Team USA with a 2-0 loss to Finland on Thursday.

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Greatest NHL Teams

20 Greatest NHL Teams revealed

Final round of head-to-head fan voting underway, Top 10 to be unveiled during Stanley Cup Final @NHL

Twenty teams remain in the quest to be named the Greatest NHL Team by you, the fans.

An interactive digital and mobile program that is part of the League's Centennial celebration, the Greatest NHL Teams began with the NHL's 96 Stanley Cup winners since the League's inaugural season in 1917-18 competing head-to-head, with fans picking the greatest Stanley Cup championship team.

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Walleye seek Kelly Cup for the city of Toledo and for their fans

First-year coach Dan Watson relates to his players on all levels

by Arthur J.Regner @arthurjregner /

Toledo Walleye head coach Dan Watson understands the life of a hockey player toiling in the minor leagues.

Signed as a free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2000 after playing junior hockey for the Sarnia Sting, Watson spent seven seasons playing in three different professional leagues, the AHL (American Hockey League), the UHL (United Hockey League) and the ECHL (East Coast Hockey League).

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Team USA has a 'Pure Michigan' feel this year

by Brian Hedger / Special to

COLOGNE, Germany - It doesn't take much to notice a trend on the U.S. roster at the 2017 IIHF World Championship. Looking at the hometowns of both players and coaches, one state sticks out like a sore thumb, so to speak. It's the one that has a thumb, otherwise known as the "mitten state" of Michigan.

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Anheuser-Busch announced as Landmark partner at Little Caesars Arena

Partnership includes designation of Bud Light as Official Domestic Beer of the Detroit Red Wings, naming rights to outdoor Budweiser Biergarten and Goose Island Pub, and Bud Light Upper Concourse Bar @DetroitRedWings

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today announced that Anheuser-Busch has signed on to a multi-year agreement as a Landmark-level partner at Little Caesars Arena. As part of the sponsorship, Anheuser-Busch will be the naming rights partner for three areas of the venue--the stylish "Budweiser Biergarten," as well as the main concourse "Goose Island Pub" and celebratory "Bud Light Upper Concourse Bar" inside the arena. Bud Light will also be the official domestic beer of the Detroit Red Wings.

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By the Numbers: Drew Miller

Veteran forward experienced challenges, including getting waived due to forward logjam

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

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 forward Drew Miller.

It was rather an odd campaign for Miller, who signed a one-year contract before the season.

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Growing up: Larkin putting the 'A' in U.S.A

by Brian Hedger / Special to

COLOGNE, Ger. - Jimmy Howard couldn't help but grin when asked about the alternate captain 'A' on the shoulder of Dylan Larkins' jersey at the 2017 IIHF World Championship.

"Well, he's a vet," Howard said of Larkin, his 20-year old teammate on the Red Wings and the U.S. men's national team. "It's his third time being over here (playing for the U.S.) … he's got the most games on the team, I think."

That's not entirely accurate, but Howard's not far off.

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