A slow start and uninspiring finish led to the Wings dropping another another game against a team they should have beaten and Calagary doubling their win total on the season.
After scoring a total of nine goals in two games against Dallas and St. Louis, the Wings’ offense has all of a sudden gone silent Saturday night in Columbus falling 4-2 and tonight against the Flames 4-1.
Johan Franzen had the Wings’ only tally on the night as Detroit couldn’t take advantage of an inexperienced goaltender in Leland Irving who took over for an injured Mikka Kiprusoff in the beginning of the third. In fact Irving only had to turn away six shots in the final period to preserve the win.
The first period also continues to be troublesome for the Wings as they’ve now been outscored 9-3.