The Detroit Red Wings were learning a harsh lesson about the hole-digging business during Tuesday’s 5-3 road loss to the New York Rangers. If you keep shoveling deeper, eventually you won’t be able to climb out.
This setback would mark the sixth game in a row in which the Red Wings have found themselves trailing 2-0 and there’s a clear pattern developing in those six games. Detroit is 2-4.
Klim gets his 1st as a Wing. pic.twitter.com/rJrJZI28Uv
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 8, 2023
Catch up hockey is losing hockey and a .333 winning percentage is going to get the Red Wings back into the draft lottery and not into a postseason position for the Stanley Cup playoffs.
They need to nip these slow starts in the bud ASAP before it buries them.
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- The playoff odds for the Red Wings are trending in a positive direction
- Former Detroit farmhand Victor Brattstrom is being loaned to a team in the Swedish second division
- In this paywall piece, DHN’s Kevin Allen assesses the early valuation on new Red Wings players such as Alex DeBrincat and Klim Kostin
- Detroit coach Derek Lalonde recognizes that the team’s slow starts are not a recipe for success
Red Wings Next Game
Another struggling team, the Montreal Canadiens, are facing the Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on Thursday (7 p.m. ET). Montreal is 0-3-2 over the past five games.
Boston: What would happen if the Edmonton Oilers were to approach the Boston Bruins with a trade offer for Vezina Trophy winner Linus Ullmark?
Montreal: The Montreal Canadiens are trying 2022 first overall pick Juraj Slafkovsky on their top line.
Florida: For the second straight game, Nick Cousins was an unlikely hero of a Florida Panthers victory.
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Vegas: The top six defensemen of the Vegas Golden Knights have collectively combined to miss 66% of the club’s first 13 games.
San Jose: Former Nashville Predators coach John Hynes is serving as a sounding board for his good friend, San Jose Sharks coach David Quinn.
Colorado: Forward Ondrej Pavel was making his NHL debut for the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday.
Chicago: Taking stock of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Jaroslav Halak is already here, second on the ice this morning pic.twitter.com/Y1eSQ6CuB5
— Kacy Hintz (@KacyHintz) November 6, 2023
Carolina: Losing goalie Freddie Andersen indefinitely to injury, the Carolina Hurricanes were adding veteran netminder Jaroslav Halak on a PTO.
Pittsburgh: Former Red Wings goalie Magnus Hellberg made 11 savea after replacing Tristan Jarry, sharing the shutout in a 2-0 win over Anaheim.
Philadelphia: Latest injury updates on Philadelphia Flyers goalie Carter Hart and forward Sean Couturier.
Islanders: For the third straight, the New York Islanders blew a lead in losing to the Minnesota Wild.