from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,
“Our play on the road has been good but one thing the coaching staff has to figure out is on a game after an off day the team has not responded well,” Detroit coach Derek Lalonde said after the Red Wings’ 3-2 win against the New York Rangers.
The reason he brought it up is that the Red Wings had no practice on Monday and then will face the Montreal Canadiens at home Tuesday night.
Thus far, the Red Wings have lost all three games this season when a game has followed a day without a regularly scheduled practice. They lost to New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings at home the day after not practicing. (Detroit did pick up an overtime point to overtime.)