from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
The Red Wings’ power play hasn’t been as dangerous as it was earlier this month.
And that’s leading to a lot less team success.
In recent games, a key power-play goal could have turned the complexion of the game in the Red Wings’ favor.
But power-play goals have been few and far between.
The Red Wings haven’t generated nearly enough pressure, and what could be a game-changer has turned into two minutes of frustration.
“We’ve had different issues on different nights,” said coach Jeff Blashill after Saturday’s 3-2 shootout loss against Buffalo, in which the Wings were 0-for-4 on the power play. “(Friday in Washington) we couldn’t win any faceoffs. (Saturday) our entires were pretty good, but then we’d shoot it and not get it back.”