from Dana Wakiji of DetroitRedWings.com,
It all seemed so promising just a couple of weeks ago.
The Red Wings started the season 3-1 and had outscored opponents 14-11.
They were coming off a 4-2 victory at Montreal's Bell Centre, a place that had not been kind to them at all.
Since then, things have swung in the other direction as Detroit has lost seven straight games and been outscored 29-9.
"I don't know. I don't think you can (put a finger on why)," defenseman Mike Green said after Saturday's practice at the BELFOR Training Center. "It's just sometimes how these things go. Sometimes, when things snowball a little bit, it's that much tougher to get out. We gotta continue to do the same process every game until we kind of dig ourselves out of a bit of a hole. We'll continue to do that, we'll continue to play the right way and we'll be fine."
After getting shut out, 2-0, by the Buffalo Sabres Friday night, center Dylan Larkin placed the onus on himself.
But getting out of this rut is not going to be a one-man job.