Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 2/27/13
So here we sit with the Red Wings 19 games played which is normally right around the quarter mark of the season but with the lockout shortened year we’re just five games away from the halfway point. Detroit sits 9-7-3 after two impressive wins at home against Nashville 4-0 and Vancouver 8-3 which in addition to the impressiveness were much needed confidence boosters before the west coast trip. Even with the travel Detroit will get a chance to rest up after their back-to-back’s on Wednesday and Thursday when they take on Chicago at home on Sunday. A few bright spots we’ve seen with the Wings as of late are the improvements on special teams play. All of the sudden the power play has moved up for the upper 20’s to 19 and the penalty kill (which still needs work) is slowly creeping up to a better percentage. The penalty kill could also get a boost if and when Helm makes his way back to the lineup this season. In addition to this here’s what else has gone well for the Wings so far this season.
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