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Caputo & Fithian

Three Reasons The Red Wings Losing Streak Isn’t As Bad As It Seems

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WINNIPEG, MB - NOVEMBER 4: Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings makes a save in first period action in an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on November 4, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

WINNIPEG, MB – NOVEMBER 4: Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings makes a save in first period action in an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on November 4, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

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By Pat Caputo

1. Five of those losses were in overtime or a shootout, meaning the Red Wings have gotten five of 12 possible points in those games. It’s actually been better than going 2-4 in regulation time in those six games.

2. The Red Wings haven’t played poor hockey. They had just one real stinker in the losses, a 6-1 defeat to Ottawa. The rest of those games could have gone either way, obviously.

3. There is the matter of the in-between. The Red Wings won three of four games on their Western Canada road trip right in the middle of their current home losing streak.

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