The Malik Report
by George Malik on 02/22/13 at 11:56 AM ET
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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