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Caputo: 3 Things That Need To Change For The Red Wings – Now

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CALGARY, CANADA - MARCH 13: Miikka Kiprusoff #34 of the Calgary Flames makes the save with Daniel Cleary #11 of the Detroit Red Wings in front during second period NHL action on March 13, 2013 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/Getty Images)

CALGARY, CANADA – MARCH 13: Miikka Kiprusoff #34 of the Calgary Flames makes the save with Daniel Cleary #11 of the Detroit Red Wings in front during second period NHL action on March 13, 2013 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/Getty Images)

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By: Pat Caputo

1. There is lots of talk about how the Red Wings are lacking defensively. Actually, their biggest problem is scoring goals. They had plenty of scoring opportunities in their 5-2 loss at Calgary Wednesday, but just don’t have the scoring touch.

2. Goalie Jimmy Howard can’t play every game, and when he doesn’t, the Red Wings need Jonas Gustavsson to perform much better than he did vs. the Flames.

3. Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg are the Red Wings’ resident star players. It is time for them to impose their will on this season before it is too late and the Red Wings miss the playoffs for the first time in more than two decades.

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