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Stats back up Red Wings’ struggles during 0-3-and-2 stretch

On the heels of the Red Wings' 3-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday, 97.1 the Ticket's Jeff Riger took a look at the statistical storylines underpinning the Wings' underwhelming performances of late, and as you mgiht imagine, Detroit's 0-3-and-2 record since February 10th has yielded numbers to match said record:

-They are 1 for 17 over the last 5 games on the power play. If you are into the percentages, that’s not even 6%. A successful PP hits around 25%, the Blues, the best in the game right now, are almost at 32% for the season while the Wings are not even at 13%.

-They allowed 3 PP goals in 17 chances.

-They are outshooting the opposition in those 5 games 136-135 but they have been outscored 19-12.

-In 3 of the 5 games the Wings have held at least a 2 goal lead.

-7 of the 12 goals have come from 3 different players, Pavel Datsyuk had 3, Damien Brunner had 2 and Thomas Tartar had a couple as well. Valteri Filpula. Dan Cleary, Jordin Tootoo, Joakim Andersson and Drew Miller had the other tallies.

- They allowed 1 shorthanded goal in the 5 games and scored one as well. Detroit as a team has given up 3 shorthanded goals for the season which leads the league.

Continued, and Riger wonders whether the Wings are going to make the playoffs, period. At this point, that's a valid question.

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MsRedWinger's avatar

-In 3 of the 5 games the Wings have held at least a 2 goal lead.

This is the one that makes me nuts!  It’s bad enough when the other team scores first and you have to play catch up.  But blowing 3, 2 goal leads is just unacceptable.

Posted by MsRedWinger from the State where Tigers roam in the Spring on 02/22/13 at 01:27 PM ET

Slumpy's avatar

The PP and PK struggles for last several years may end up costing Babcock his job. Different assistant coaches over the years but same system as far as I have seen.

Brad Stuart made some bad turnovers as Wing but it’s obvious we miss him dearly. His hitting especially.
When Huskins is our most physical defenseman in our end you know our team has serious issues.
Trade for Regehr or some other defenseman with some size and strength.


Posted by Slumpy from Under My Wheels on 02/22/13 at 02:51 PM ET

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