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Breakdown: Flames-Wings

Nov. 27, 2009 at Joe Louis Arena

Friday, 11.27.2009 / 9:28 PM ET / Features
By Michael Caples  - Detroit Red Wings Staff Writer
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Breakdown: Flames-Wings

The momentum of Friday's contest with the Flames swung permanently to the visitors during the first period, when the Wings had a goal called off. Brad Stuart let a rocket go from the blue line, and it got through the traffic out front, and Calgary goaltender Mikka Kiprusoff. However, forward Dan Cleary was standing in the crease at the time of the goal, and he made contact with Kiprusoff. Because of that, the referees disallowed the goal, sending the Joe Louis Arena crowd into a frenzy. It was the right call, but it sure did cause problems for the Wings.

Darren Helm worked hard throughout the contest Friday night. The young forward continually tried to fire up his teammates by playing the body, as he recorded nine hits in 14:15 worth of ice-time. Helm had four shots on goal, and he had nine face-off wins. He was all over the ice, causing problems on the forecheck throughout.

Pavel Datsyuk isn't one to blame for the lack of goal-scoring. The Wings' dynamic forward put a team-high five shots on goal, but couldn't find a way to beat Kiprusoff.  He also had a team-high 15 face-off wins.

The Wings have posted 40 shots on goal the last two games, and have failed to record a single goal. The last time the Wings were held scoreless in back-to-back games was 2001, at Vancouver and against Chicago.

Here's what assistant captain Henrik Zetterberg had to say about the team's struggles offensively:

"We can always play a little bit better on everything, but when it's not going as you want offensively, you just have to stick to the things you are doing right. Shoot the puck, crash the net, be there for rebounds; when it comes, it comes, we just have to be more efficient when we get the chances."

According to the final stats sheets, the Wings had 18 shots that missed the net. That means 58 shot attempts went towards the Calgary goal, and the Wings weren't able to catch a break on any of them.

The Wings head to St. Louis for a game against the Blues on Saturday night.






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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59