Shut Out Twice in a Row at Home, Red Wings Have Nowhere to Go But Up

November 28th, 2009 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
The Detroit Red Wings have out-shot their last two opponents 80-42 combined.

They've been outscored 5-0.

The last time the Wings were shut out twice in a row at home was 32 years ago.

Yes, I believe this is what addicts refer to as "rock bottom."

A strange thing happened to me as I watched the Wings' latest exercise in futility against the visiting Calgary Flames Friday night.

After reeling from witnessing yet another goal against during the first minute of the game, another terrible no-goal call from an official, and yet another first-minute goal against to start the third period, a strange calm washed over me.

Watching the Wings skate around with limited purpose in the late stages of the third period, I suddenly realized, things can't get any worse for this team.

Sure, they could lose another key player to injury, but really, that would only be incrementally worse at this point.

They might get shut-out the next two games, but, they're likely to lose these games anyway, so what does it matter how?

Their goal-tending could continue to struggle, but who cares if Osgood lets ...

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