Found December 22, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
About the only two good things you could say about DET’s 4-2 loss at VAN, the Wings gave up only 25 SOG (while registering 40 SOG) and didn’t allow a PPG against (quite simple when you take 0 penalties).  The game was all but decided in the 1st period as DET’s defensive coverage was almost nonexistent, of course VAN’s somewhat controversial SHG was a game-breaker. If you are of the mind that last nights tilt was a measuring stick of sorts, DET’s game certainly has room for improvement. The ‘Hawks 5-1 win last night puts them 5 points clear of DET (Wings have two games in hand, this being one of them), making tonight’s road game a little more important.  The Flames (15-15-4) are a mediocre team, that can’t shoot (28.4, 24th) can’t score (2.47, 25th), and cannot win a draw (45.5%, 30th).  For reason’s unknown, DET cannot score on the road - averaging a mere 2.44 goals in 17 road games (compared to an NHL-best 4.19 at home).  The Flames are 6-0-1 in their last seven at home.  The Wings
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