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Detroit Red Wings Review December 13 2022

Game Review – Game 1, L 4-2 vs Toronto, Game 2, SOL 4-5 vs Buffalo, Game 3, L 1-4 Vs Vegas, Game 4, W 4-2 @ Columbus, Game 5, W 4-2 @ Tampa, Game 6, L 1-5 @ Florida, Game 7, OTL 2-3 @ Dallas.

Talking Hockey – The last two weeks, the Detroit Red Wings have proven two things, they cannot stay healthy, and they cannot play consistent hockey against quality opponents. Detroit played well at times against playoff teams but struggled at other times. Detroit’s inability to defend against the breakout was their downfall against Florida, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Vegas. While Detroit forced Tampa into turnovers and dominated stretches of the games against Dallas and Columbus.

Week Ahead – Detroit plays 3 times this week. Hosting Carolina on Tuesday and Ottawa on Saturday, with a road game against Minnesota in between on Wednesday.

Broken Wings – Robby Fabbri (Knee) returning January, Jakub Vrana (Player Assistance Program), Filip Zadina (Lower Body) Expected to return in January, Matt Luff (Upper Body) expected return January, Olli Maatta (Non-Covid Illness) day-to-day.

Hot Wings – The Defense – The entire Red Wings defense has been active lately and consistently contributing to the offense, as little as there has been the last few weeks.

Frozen Wings – The Top 6 – Detroit’s top players have failed to contribute much offensively over the last stretch of games.

In Play! Player of the Week – Jonatan Berggren – Berggren was the only player to consistently produce for a stretch and, even when not producing, seems to be in the middle of every play on the ice.

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