RECORDS: Wings 17-18-5 Hawks 26-12-5
PUCK DROP: 7:30pm
THAT NERD LOOKS LIKE JAM: Winging It In Motown
ADJUSTED TEAM CORSI%: Wings – 47.9 (23rd) Hawks – 49.9 (16th)
ADJUSTED TEAM xGF%: Wings – 47.9 (22nd) Hawks – 47.8 (23rd)
POWER PLAY %: Wings – 11.2 (Dead Ass Last) Hawks – 18.5 (15th)
PENALTY KILL %: 83.2 (9th) Hawks – 76.1 (28th)
TRENDS: The Wings are o-for their last-54 on the power play. They’re even putting Steve Ott on it. I can’t begin to express the joy this makes me feel.
This has been something of a sweetheart homestand for the Hawks. The Sabres are awful, the Preds are hurt and struggling, the Canes were the biggest challenge and overcome, and now it ends with the complete hobo village that is the Detroit Red Wings these days. Guys… seriously, you haven’t seen a Wings team this bad since names like Barr, Burr, Cheveldae, Gallant, and Racine were involved. And chances are, you don’t recognize any of those names, which is just how long it’s been.