from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
One of the Detroit Red Wings' goals is to score more goals by spending more time in the offensive zone and less time defending.
They didn't come close to realizing that objective in their season-opening 3-2 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Little Caesars Arena.
The Blue Jackets outshot the Red Wings 39-20 and dominated territorially.
"Too much time in D-zone coverage, so I thought the ice got titled too much the wrong way," Red Wing coach Jeff Blashill said. "When you're in D-zone coverage it's hard to establish a forecheck because you're getting it in and changing. We got to be able to get it out smoother than that, so as a result you're defending most of the time.
"The other thing that hurt us is we had chances to shoot pucks and create chaos, which would have created a little more O-zone. We didn't shoot enough pucks."
below, Gregg Krupa of the Detroit News plus post-game videos, including the game highlights.