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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Thoughts on Game 61 (1-0 loss in Dallas)

-- How bad have the Red Wings been at even strength? They've gone four full games without an even-strength goal scored. Before this stretch, Detroit was held without an even-strength goal just four times in its first 57 games.
Detroit has gone 190-minutes, 43-seconds of even-strength time without a goal. Before their current four-game drought, the Red Wings averaged 2.91 goals scored per 60 minutes of even-strength time. (That extrapolates to nine goals in a 190:43 span.)
-- One thin spot that's exposed by the recent injuries is on the blue line on penalty kills. With Niklas Kronwall and Brian Rafalski out, the Red Wings are trying to rotate three defensemen -- Nicklas Lidstrom, Andreas Lilja and Chris Chelios -- on the kill as best as possible. Instead of changing two D, only one will go off at a time. Kyle Quincey did get 2:12 of short-handed time as the fourth D.
-- This was just the seventh game this season in which the Red Wings were outshot.

1 Comments:

Blogger Alex said...

When are raf, kronner, and hasek returning? With them we'll increase our chances to start winning again by a lot.

February 18, 2008 at 3:59 AM 

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