Thoughts on Game 66 (3-2 loss to San Jose)
-- In their 1-8-2 slump, the Red Wings have gone seven of 11 games without scoring an even-strength goal. They've been outscored 25-8 at even strength over that span.
-- Brad Stuart looked fine in his debut. I liked how he went for the body. He needs a quick schooling in Detroit hockey, however. Getting the puck out of the defensive zone, Stuart would throw the puck behind the net and around rather than make a quick pass into the slot as the Red Wings do.
-- Jonathan Ericsson isn't shy about shooting the puck.
-- The makeshift blue line had a three-man rotation on the penalty-kill with Niklas Kronwall, Andreas Lilja and Brad Stuart. On the power play, it was Kronwall and Mikael Samuelsson on the first unit and Stuart and Derek Meech on the second unit.