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No Offense

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Tuesday’s 2-0 shutout loss against Nashville was the second time in the last four games the Wings have been shut out. Over the last 13 games, the Wings have scored more than two goals just twice.

The Wings had the worst goals per game (2.00) in the NHL last season. So far this season, they’re last again at 1.86.

“You want to score and have the puck on your stick to make plays," Larkin said. "We've played good defense and we've had great goaltending, but to win games you have to score goals.

“We have to score goals."

The Wings have been playing better defensively, and lately have been in more low-scoring games.

But they aren’t scoring enough to earn more victories.

“I’m not comparing one year to the next,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “We’re a better hockey team. We’re playing with more structure, and because of that, we’re in games. In lots of games I felt we had enough chances to score.”

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