Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 9/1/14
On Wednesday DET saw their season-high three game winning streak slapped down by the cold reality that their special teams play is, both a momentum killer and a game-wrecker.  DET were -2 on special teams, the short-hander and a PP goal against - obviously, DET had no PP goals.   No matter how good DET play at even strength, and they are very good at 1.47 5-5F/A (4), DET's special teams suck the life right out of game.  STL were being crushed Wednesday until the short-hander.  SOG in the 1st were 11-3, DET; afterwards the shots were 22-7 for STL (yes, 7 SOG for DET in the final 40+ minutes).   The Wings cannot kill a penalty (73.3% (26)), and their PP seldom looks dangerous, let alone pots a goal for the Wings (13.8% (25)).  Momentum killers and game wreckers.   ANA excell at even-strength, 1.71 5-5F/A (2), and their PK is inept as well 69.6% (29).  But their PP actually produces goals for, 23.1% (7). LGRW Continue reading "GDT - Game 14: Red Wings (7-4-2) host Du...

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