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Wings Committed To Team Defense

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

The Detroit Red Wings are spending more time with the puck on their stick and less time fishing it out of their net.

That was their main goal coming into the season. They had to be better defensively, and they have been, by a considerable margin.

The Red Wings have allowed two goals or fewer in 20 of their 29 games heading into tonight’s contest against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. They were fifth in the NHL, before Wednesday’s games, in goals against (2.17 per game).

It’s similar to the 2007-08 season, when they allowed the fewest goals in the league (2.18) and won the Stanley Cup. Detroit has not finished a season with a better goals-against average since 1955-56 (2.11).


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MsRedWinger's avatar

Thanks, Paul.

Posted by MsRedWinger from the State where Tigers roam in the Spring on 12/15/11 at 12:35 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Still turning the puck over quite a bit, even the last couple of games with lopsided scores.
The PK is gawd awful overall too.
Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing the GAA where it’s at… but there’s still work to be done.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 12/15/11 at 02:58 PM ET

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