The Detroit Red Wings want to forget all about last night’s game. The visiting Toronto Maple Leafs came and shout them out, winning the game 6-0 and injuring goalie Jimmy Howard in the process.
It was a mess in Hockey Town: netminder Jonathan Bernier was expected to start the contest, but was ill and so Howard stepped in. However, after suffering a lower-body injury in the first period, Bernier was forced to suit back up and get in between the pipes…
With last night’s loss, the Red Wings are currently on pace for the 2nd worst season since the 2012-13 lockout. The team is currently on pace for a total of 51 points. The only team worse was the 2016-17 Colorado Avalanche team that put up 48 points.
Detroit has lost seven straight (0-5-2) and was shut out for the second consecutive game. The Red Wings have not scored in 156:28 and have allowed 13 straight goals since Taro Hirose scored 3:32 into the second period Saturday in a 5-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils.
This is a new record we don't want to set! The Wings need solutions fast!