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Special Teams Need Work

10/21/2019 at 3:02pm EDT

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

As the Detroit Red Wings try to end a losing skid, one area that’s under scrutiny is their power play.

It’s inefficiency has sunk to 9.5% after going 0-for-6 on the Western Canada trip, which included a 97-second two-man advantage. That came against the Vancouver Canucks, whom the Wings host Tuesday at Little Caesars Arena (7:30 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit).

The Wings haven’t had a ton of power plays – 21 – but they have only converted on two of those. And both goals belong to Anthony Mantha. Only two other players have power play points: defenseman Dennis Cholowski and forward Taro Hirose, each of whom has two assists.

Special teams took up a good chunk of Monday’s practice.


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