Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 10/31/14
(AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings' defensive issues can be partially traced to their poor penalty-killing unit. Leaking goals is a more recent problem for the St. Louis Blues, but both clubs are staring at a potential three-game slide. The Red Wings and Blues are looking to show improvement defensively Thursday night when they meet for the third time already this season. Detroit (4-4-1) opened the season with a 6-0 loss at St. Louis (6-3-0) on Jan. 19, allowing the Blues to go 4 for 5 on the power play. The Red Wings weren't much better in the latest meeting with the reigning Central Division champion on Friday, giving up two more power-play goals in a 5-3 home win. Of the 28 goals Detroit has surrendered, a league-high 13 have come on the man-advantage. They've also allowed a league-high two short-handed goals - one to the Blues in the opener. The penalty kill did Detroit no favors again Tuesday, giving up two goals, with one putting the Red Wings behind by two in the opening per...
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