Your Detroyet Red Wings (5-4-0 - 12th in WC) have dropped four straight, and that is bad. Worse still, in those four games, they have been outscored 16-4. Excluding an empty-net goal in their last win, 5-2 against Columbus on Oct. 21, they have only three even-strength goals in five games. There is Panic in Detroit(!)
The Wings are averaging a league best 35.7 shots per game, but four players (Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk, Ian White and Nicklas Lidstrom) have accounted for 35 percent of their shots (111-of-321). The second line has vanished, Hudler has gone four games without a shot and has only one shot in five games; Franzen had one shot in four games before recording four in Saturday’s loss at Minnesota.
Don’t expect DET’s offense to do much tonight. With Harding in net for MIN, the Wild has earned three of a possible four points vs. DET this season. He is 1-0-1 with a 1.45 goals-against average and a .961 save percentage in those games.
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