The Detroit Red Wings lost to the Tampa Bay Lightening Thursday night 2-1 in a shootout.
The Wings haven’t won a shootout game in 11 tries dating back to last season and it was their 6th straight shootout loss this season.
What is the problem? The Wings have a bunch of talented guys; you’d think ONE of them would be able to score. Get this: they’ve only gotten one by an opposing goalie in 2 of 21 tries.
If the main guys aren’t cutting it, I say, try some of the others. Jonathan Ericcsson? Sure! A slapper from the point might work. Or give Cory Emmerton a shot, or maybe Mikael Samuelsson.
Coach Mike Babcock has to go outside the box for the next shootout to try to get a different result.
You never know, maybe one of them will pull out a Datsyukian move and pull the Wings out of this shootout funk.
-- Jamie Edmonds, Local 4 Sports Reporter