Quick Hits: The Scoring Drought Edition

In Red Wings Land

NHL-worst Red Wings can’t score but insist they’re not getting outworked | Detroit News

Somehow, the Wings need to begin manufacturing offense.

They are averaging the fewest goals per game (2.19) in the NHL. They’ve been shut out the last two games – the first time back-to-back since Jan. 12-16, 2014 – and they’ll be without leading goal-scorer Anthony Mantha for the next few weeks.

It sure as hell would be more entertaining for us fans if the Red Wings scored some goals today against the Flyers in Philly. Maybe Filip Zadina starts really filling the net or Dylan Larkin begins a hot streak?

In the short-term, that would be great, but I’m not sure it’s going to get much better overall for the Wings. It’s been a painful season and it’s likely to get worse, but we’ll feel a lot better when this team locks up a top four draft pick.

Feel the Power (Rankings)

NHL Power Rankings: 1-31 poll, plus do we buy or sell each team’s current playoff status? | ESPN

31. Detroit Red Wings

Previous ranking: 28

Current status: Out

Buy. Well, at least when we look back at the Steve Yzerman-as-GM era in Detroit, this should be the worst of it.

NHL Power Rankings: New Team Slogans Edition | Sportsnet

31. Detroit Red Wings