Posted March 12, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Detroit Red Wings' power-play futility on the road is in danger of sinking to a depth not seen in 25 years. Still searching for their first road power-play goal, the Red Wings hope to continue their recent success in Calgary while handing the Flames a season-high fourth straight loss Wednesday night. Detroit (12-9-5) ranks near the top of the league in converting power-play chances at home at 22.1 percent (15 of 68), but is 0 for 36 at home while going 3-5-2. The 10-game road drought without a power-play goal equals that of the 2000-01 Minnesota Wild for the longest to start a season since 1987-88, and the stretch of consecutive failed power-play chances is fourth-longest in that span. "We don't get the puck back," coach Mike Babcock told the Red Wings' official website. "You get in, you get set up, you get a shot and they clear it down the ice. It's like a marathon going up and down the ice. "The bottom line is we've got to do a way better job on the retrievals. If we do th...
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