DetroitRedWings.com’s Dana Wakiji examines Tyler Bertuzzi’s 2017-18 season statistics this afternoon:
5 — It might have taken Bertuzzi 17 games to get his first goal but he certainly finished strong. Bertuzzi had five goals in the final eight games of the season. Bertuzzi scored March 24 at Toronto, had a goal and an assist on March 26 at Montreal, tallied twice on April 3 at Columbus and had a goal at home against Montreal on April 5.
2 — Bertuzzi had his first career two-goal game at Columbus April 3. He opened the scoring at 3:50 of the first period, assisted by Zetterberg and Nyquist. He added his second at 18:37 of the first period, a power-play goal assisted by Zetterberg and Niklas Kronwall. The Wings lost in overtime, 5-4, but Bertuzzi finished plus-1 in 17:46.
17 — Bertuzzi finished the season with 17 assists, tied with Andreas Athanasiou and Frans Nielsen for ninth on the team. However, he needed just 48 games to do so compared to 71 for Athanasiou and 79 for Nielsen.