Kulfan’s notebook: Well, press the ‘repeat’ button, then

The Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan took note of an interesting comment made by Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin during his media availability today:

Sunday’s convincing victory in Chicago, after two straight losses, including a bad defeat Saturday in Montreal, was a good step for a promising young team.

“We didn’t have it against Montreal and Calgary, and we snapped right out of it and that’s a huge response as a young team,” Larkin said. “Tough back to back, with travel, that was a big response for our team and I really liked our attitude. There was a nice, calm presence. It felt great.

“When we’ve won (this season) it feels repeatable. In the past when we’ve won, it was a grind. It was hard. It feels like we can keep winning and when you have that confidence. It’s huge in this league.”

Blashill feels good about the way the Wings have played thus far.

“I like the fact we’ve played with high compete, emotion and energy throughout large parts of these six games,” Blashill said. “That can be a separator through an 82-game schedule. I also think we’re getting better, individually and collectively as a group, and that will be real important.”

Continued; nobody’s expecting the Red Wings to make the playoffs this season, but if they can be more competitive on a consistent basis, and toss off the occasional “repeatable win,” that would be fantastic.

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