Of Red Wings-related note this morning:
1. Fox Sports Detroit posted its inside-the-locker-room video from the 1st intermission of Monday night’s 3-2 shootout loss to Anaheim:
Three close games, three losses, lots of learning.
The Detroit Red Wings return home still in search of their first victory of the season, but while they stagnate in the standings their young players are enriched. Rookie defensemen Dennis Cholowski, Libor Sulak and Filip Hronek are playing big minutes to offset the absence of veterans. Rookie forward Michael Rasmussen made a nice pass to earn his first NHL point. Second-year forward Tyler Bertuzzi already has two goals. Rookie Christoffer Ehn looks like a solid grinder-type.
That’s what needs to be the focus as the Wings nurse an 0-1-2 record despite playing well in back-to-back games at Los Angeles and Anaheim.
“We know where we are at in terms of having a young team, and we are looking towards a number of these guys to be the future of the Detroit Red Wings,” coach Jeff Blashill said after Monday’s 3-2 shootout loss at Honda Center. “I think as they continue to show improvement, that’s a positive for the organization. In the meantime, we’re working like crazy to win games and there are areas where we can be a little bit better.”