Found March 14, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
The Detroit Red Wings dropped a 5-2 decision to the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night, and I'd prefer to not discuss the goals as much as a stat that tells the whole story tonight: The Red Wings out-shot Calgary 38 to 22, and when you add the shots the Wings either fired into Flames players or wide of Miikka Kiprusoff, the Wings out-shot-attempted the Flames 73 to 38. That's right, the Wings attempted to score SEVENTY-THREE times--with 38 pucks hitting or beating Kiprusoff and another 35 going wide or hitting Flames players--but the team's skittish, jittery play in the offensive zone and its awful, just horrific defensive coverage, with players bunched together and failing to "gap up" or get in shooting or passing lanes in the offensive, neutral and defensive zones yielded no puck support, no player support and either empty nets or squeaky-weak goals on Jonas Gustavsson. Continue reading "Red Wings-Flames quick take: inefficiency, bad positioning, ba...
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