Originally written December 11, 2011 on Nightmare on Helm Street:
The Red Wings are on fire and for the first time since 2008 I can watch a game where the opposing team scores first, or takes the lead and I don't immediately curl up in the fetal position and pray to the hockey gods that we don't get any further behind. Detroit is playing the game akin to what we expect, and it's looking more and more like 2008 all over again.Click the jump for more Let’s take a look at the year so far. The first thing that jumps out at me is the goals per game. In 2007-08 the 3.07 G/G was good enough for 1st in the league. This year Detroit has upped that number slightly yet find themselves in 5th behind Philly, the Couve, Boston and Chicago. To put it in perspective, the only team out of those four with a better goals against per game is Boston. Detroit also had a six-game streak where they averaged a goal per game. Detroit is also leading the league in shots per game and is 2nd by only a small margin to St. Louis in shots against. These are two k...
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