Red Wings – Blues Postgame Thoughts

Who needs good defense when you’ve got such a high-powered offense?

Oh, yeah, that’s right. You still have to outscore the other team.

What we had here was another game where the Red Wings had defensive lapses where someone didn’t cover their guy and it led to goals. It’s like the team has forgotten how to play their own brand of hockey.

I don’t fault Ty Conklin (aside from on the goal where he went wandering), just as I don’t fault Chris Osgood (mostly).

I still believe in the magical switch the Wings can flip to be better for the playoffs but this is frustrating as hell to watch right now.

Red Wings – Blues Pregame Notes

Tonight’s game kind of snuck up on me. Two wholly-depressing losses in a row followed by a bunch of time off usually means two losses to end the playoffs and then an offseason.

If the Wings don’t pull it together, we’ll see that result within the month.

Detroit looks to bounce back from a blanking by the worst team in the league followed by a comeback victory by a playoff contender – both at home – against a St. Louis Blues team that is one point out of a playoff spot and lost to Chicago last night.

Ty Conklin gets the start for the Red Wings. That’s supposedly their only lineup change from Sunday.