Red Wings utterly humiliated by Sabres

Detroit's slide is nothing short of concerning.



There really are no words to describe what has happened to the Detroit Red Wings since February 29.

All of the good feelings that were built up by the team having once enjoyed a nine point cushion on the standings between them and the next closest team vying for a wild card spot and also having been within striking distance of the Toronto Maple Leafs for 3rd in the division have evaporated quicker than a small puddle in the Sahara Desert.

Not only did the Red Wings once again suffer a defeat by a team chasing them in the standings, but they once again were utterly humiliated. At least this time, it was in a legitimate NHL building rather than the 4,800 seat laughingstock home of the Arizona Coyotes.

Before the Red Wings could even blink, they found themselves trailing by a 2-0 score to the Buffalo Sabres, which should have been 3-0 had it not been for a goal being called back due to offsides.

Defenseman Ben Chiarot managed to cut the lead in half, but the Sabres once again restored the two goal lead in a matter of seconds.

Rather than hit the ice with tenacity and heart to make up for the loss of their captain, the Red Wings were once again timid, disorganized, discombobulated, and frankly, appeared totally and completely disinterested.

Simply put, the Red Wings have been awful in a stretch of games that were of vital importance to them, and this will no nothing to quell the belief that is being shared by a growing number of fans that not only is Derek Lalonde not the right coach for the team, but that revered GM Steve Yzerman errored in not making any meaningful additions to the team at the NHL Trade Deadline last week.

Tonight was a winnable game, and once again, Detroit was outplayed and out hustled by a more desperate opponent.

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