Found November 09, 2011 on The Hockey Guys:
By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images) Going into tonight’s game against the Colorado Avalanche, the Detroit Red Wings were 4-5-1 in their last 10 games. Fans certainly did not expect that record after the Wings came roaring out of the gates to a 5-0 start. That early jubilation ended with a six-game losing streak in which the team scored a combined six goals. This week, Detroit fell to 18th on TSN’s weekly power rankings. The losing streak happened due to a number of factors: uninspired play, bad and unlucky bounces, uncharacteristic penalties, and poor defensive play to name a few.  Despite the negative, a few positives also emerged. Jimmy Howard played well in net. In the past three games entering tonight, Howard posted a shutout to go with an impressive 1.66 goals against average and .929 save percentage. His 1-1 record was not indicative of his play as much as it was his team’s lack of offense. Danny Cleary also scored his first goal against San Jos...
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