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Detroit Red Wings

Venue: Joe Louis Arena | Coach: Mike Babcock
Conference Team RankingsGF AverageGA AveragePower Play
Red Wings2.922.4225.88%
Power Rankings
The All-Star break may have come at an inopportune time for the red-hot Red Wings. Currently riding a five-game winning streak, Detroit trails Tampa by just one point in the Atlantic. Now they have to stay hot.
All of the sudden, the Red Wings are one point away from overtaking the Lightning for the top of the Atlantic Division with a game in hand. They've won seven of their last 10 and haven't missed a beat even with Jimmy Howard injured.
This is the part of the rankings where it gets tricky. The Red Wings await news about Jimmy Howard's groin injury. If he's out an extended period of time, the Wings could be in a world of trouble.
The Red Wings are in the midst of a rough patch. They've built up a pretty nice cushion for themselves, but they have to get right soon. With seven losses in their last 11, four of which came in regulation, they're starting to slip.
The Wings are in a bit of a cold spell with a 3-3-4 record in their past 10. They've also lost more games outside of regulation than any team, thanks in part to a putrid 1-7 shootout record. They're leaving points out there.
The Red Wings are skidding with six straight losses, four of which came in the shootout. The offense is sputtering, however, with six total goals over the disappointing streak.
Just when it looked like things were resolved in Babswatch, the head coach refuted a new contract was close. Meanwhile, his team is playing as well as they have since 2009, at least according to Babcock.
The scoring depth on this roster currently has become more and more evident throughout the year. The young guys, especially Tomas Tatar, are really pushing Detroit forward.
On their current four-game winning streak, the Red Wings are starting to look more like a threat to nab one of the Atlantic's three locked-in playoff spots. Staying healthy is key.
A convincing win over Ottawa helped the Wings improve to 5-2-1 in their last eight games. Things are coming together and their ability to defend as a team is a big factor.
Preseason Power Rankings
A controversial goal away from at least getting a point against the Ducks, the Wings have looked solid despite missing Pavel Datsyuk. Gustav Nyquist has helped in that department.
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