With goals going in by the bushelfuls in some recent games, the Red Wings hope some better play all around the ice, not just in goal, helps them against the Florida Panthers on Monday night at Little Caesars Arena. “I think it’s on all of us,” Jeff Blashill said, after a 1-4-0 run in which the Red Wings have a minus-16 goal differential, since Nov. 28. “Team defense, the coaches, the goaltender, we’ve all got to be better. “What happens at times, you give up easy goals, breakaways, back-doors things like that and it eats away at you as a goalie, in terms of your confidence. And then you don’t play as well.” Going into play Monday, the Red Wings are tied with the Coyotes and Ducks for the most goaltending changes in games, with five. Seven other teams have four. While Jimmy Howard faulted himself for not stopping more shots Saturday in the 6-1 loss to the Blues, defensive breakdowns and carelessness with the puck and some poor positioning of a defenseman’s stick that resulted in a deflected goal were clearly significant causes of the lopsided loss.
Wings goalies battered, but it's ‘on all of us'
Detroit News | Dec 11