from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
The Detroit Red Wings are spending more time with the puck on their stick and less time fishing it out of their net.
That was their main goal coming into the season. They had to be better defensively, and they have been, by a considerable margin.
The Red Wings have allowed two goals or fewer in 20 of their 29 games heading into tonight’s contest against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. They were fifth in the NHL, before Wednesday’s games, in goals against (2.17 per game).
It’s similar to the 2007-08 season, when they allowed the fewest goals in the league (2.18) and won the Stanley Cup. Detroit has not finished a season with a better goals-against average since 1955-56 (2.11).