from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
The Detroit Red Wings were feeling good about their game just one week ago. They were 4-2-1, the offense looked much improved, and their highly touted rookies were flourishing.
The rookies continue playing well, but little else has gone right since then.
The Red Wings’ 5-1 loss to Boston Thursday extended their winless streak to four (0-3-1), including three in a row in regulation.
The penalty kill was poor. Patrice Bergeron scored four goals – all assisted by Brad Marchand – three of them on the power play.
They generated little attack, managing only 16 shots and Lucas Raymond’s third-period power-play goal, which gave him a team-leading 10 points. That’s one more than fellow rookie Moritz Seider, who picked up his ninth assist in 11 games, and Tyler Bertuzzi, who returned to the lineup after missing two games in Canada due to his status as the only NHL player not vaccinated for COVID-19.
The Red Wings (4-5-2) have scored only one goal in the past two games and have registered only 26 shots over the past five periods.
They will try to salvage something from this four-game trip Saturday at Buffalo (7 p.m., Bally Sports Detroit). It is unclear if captain Dylan Larkin will return then after missing the past two games due to an unspecified personal reason.