Originally written on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 2/1/13

DETROIT - JUNE 12: Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings talks to the media after a 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Seven of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Joe Louis Arena on June 12, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
The Detroit Red Wings are starting to look like the Red Wings gain. Since opening with a 6-0 loss at St. Louis, they have gone 3-1-1 in their last five games.“We weren't very competitive,” Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said of that season opener. “Now we have an opportunity to evaluate ourselves six games later and see where we're at.”The Red Wings are 2-0-1 in their last three games, with 10 goals scored. They have killed 14 of their last 16 penalties. Back in Game 1, the allowed four power-play goals.Their home game tonight against the Blues will provide a barometer of their progress.“I think we're doing the right things, it's starting to come together,” winger Todd Bertuzzi told the Detroit Free Press. “St. Louis is playing well -- they're big, they're strong, they're tough. We're going to have to match that.” Forward Henrik Zetterberg is expected to play in this game after missing Thursday's practice with flu-like symptoms. But he Red Wings are still sho
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