Morning Skate: Wing shots 

October, 29, 2007
During the 2006-07 regular season, the Detroit Red Wings did something I couldn't believe. They out-shot their opponents by a mind-boggling 751 shots. To put that number in the proper perspective for you, the Wings' shot differential was 400 shots better than the next best differential (Toronto). And they didn't just pile up those shots against Central Division weak sisters St. Louis, Chicago and Columbus. No, when you break down the numbers, you find the Wings were out-shooting just about everyone they played.

This season, Mike Babcock's team has picked up where it left off last year. Through their first 12 games, the Wings have already compiled a league-best 141-shot differential. That number is nearly double of the next best club (the Rangers are second with a plus-72 shot differential).