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TMR afternoon line: Tatar would trade 20 goals for the playoffs

From Kuklas Korner
March 18, 2017 - 5:40pm
Tomas Tatar scored goals #19 and #20 against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, keying the Wings' 5-1 victory... But Tatar told MLive's Ansar Khan that his goals aren't as important as they could have been... "It's a nice mark, but I would trade the goals for being a lot closer to the playoffs, for sure," Tatar said. "So, it's a stat. I would always go team first before this." And Tatar issued something of a "bottom line" as to the team's state: "I feel like this is what we needed through the season," Tatar said. "When we get the lead, we need always that extra one that calms the whole team. You're playing with more confidence, and then we scored another goal so that's big. Obviously, I was fortunate to find the net." Khan continues...

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