from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
To win games, a team needs to score goals.
Obviously, the Red Wings haven’t done a good job of doing either.
They have the NHL’s worst record with only one victory in the opening 10 games (1-7-2) — and have struggled mightily offensively, which has led to all the defeats.
With 21 goals for, they rank 28th in the NHL, which is also where the Wings’ stand in goals per game average (2.10).
Shots aren’t always a perfect indicator of offensive prowess, but ranking 27th in that department (28.0 per game) shows they aren’t getting many opportunities to score.
Bottom line: the Wings’ have scored 21 goals in 10 games. That isn’t nearly good enough to win hockey games.
“We haven’t scored enough,” said forward Frans Nielsen, who is searching for his first goal this season. “I can’t tell you why, but right now we have to find a way. It doesn’t matter how it looks.