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Detroit's Offense Has Dried Up

12/19/2018 at 3:47pm EST

from Dana Wakiji of the Wings' website,

During their four-game winless stretch, the Wings have had trouble getting the puck out of their own zone.

That has contributed to an offensive slump for several players.

"I would tell you that we've given up way too many chances in the last 10 games, and if you give up that many chances, you're not going to win," Blashill said. "One specific area that we obviously worked lots on today was D-zone and just being faster there. We've been too slow, so we spend too much time and that wrecks your offense, because then you're basically just getting it out to change. We gotta do a better job of closing, having more pressure and winning battles."

Although Athanasiou is second on the team in goals with 11, he hasn't scored in the last 10 games.

"I've had a couple of breakaways. I think the chances are still there," Athanasiou said.

more plus other topic including Jimmy Howard is feeling much better...

added 4:13pm, Below, watch Blasnhill, Howard and Athanasiou after today's practice.

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