Khan offers ‘5 areas of focus’ for the Red Wings

MLive’s Ansar Khan filed an article focusing on five areas of the Red Wings’ game coming out of their nearly two-week break, and its preface is as good as the items of focus:

“It was good to watch last night’s games; you could see there was a lot of emotion,” [Red Wings coach Jeff] Blashill said. “That’s great, just getting back at it. This is what we do and to a large degree what we live for, so it’s great to get back going.”

The Capitals returned to play after a nine-day break with a 5-3 win over Nashville Wednesday, so they might have a leg up in shaking off the rust.

“Probably the biggest challenge is playing 60 minutes of competitive hockey,” Red Wings defenseman Moritz Seider said. “I think if we find a way to figure that out, we can be very successful during the next stretch. I think everybody’s really looking forward to playing games again. I know it was a rough stretch for us, but all in all I think the boys are really hungry and are willing to give every single thing to go back to work.”

The Red Wings had as many as 11 players in protocol at one time during the break. Many reported only mild symptoms.

“I think we were really lucky,” Seider said. “A lot of guys didn’t even have to sit out for even one game. We had a really good practice today. I think we can build on that and go from there and get excited for tomorrow.”

Continued, with those 5 items of note…

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