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The Daily: Red Wings Run Out of Rally Caps; Would Bruins Consider Trading Ullmark?

Detroit has fallen behind 2-0 in six successive games.



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The Red Wings have trailed in 11 of 13 games during the 2023-24 NHL season.

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.

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

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  • 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.

Atlantic Division

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.

Hockey Now Network

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.

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.