From DetroitRedWings.com’s Jonathan Mills’ notebook:
Over the next five games, the Red Wings are set to play four teams with winning records. Between Jan. 4-13, Detroit will face the Anaheim Ducks (17-11-7 overall), Los Angeles Kings (16-12-5), Winnipeg Jets (15-11-5) and twice against the San Jose Sharks (17-15-1).
Detroit dropped the first two games of its current homestand, and was 3-6 in the month of December. But when asked about his team’s current stretch compared to its impressive play in November, Blashill said nothing significant has changed.
“We’ve got to show that we’re a team that belongs on the win column as the games get harder and harder,” Blashill said. “But I don’t know that there’s any stark difference. It’s individual players playing at a high level and making plays in key moments.”