Postgame: Red Wings @ Blue Jackets – 3/17

That was better.

On Tuesday I ripped into the Red Wings for such an uninspired effort in a crucial matchup with the Philadelphia Flyers. Last night, the team addressed many of those issues.

I wouldn’t say they came out flying or anything, but Detroit looked in control from the start. They scored the first goal. They limited the Blue Jackets’ chances. It was something they seemingly hadn’t done in weeks.

It was helped by a pretty great start from Jimmy Howard (who also got a bit of puck luck throughout the night). If just one squeaker gets through him early, that ends up a totally different game.

Not great, but better.