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Winless Red Wings pull positives from West Coast trip

Winless Red Wings pull positives from West Coast trip
Published On: Wed, Oct 10
Mar 6, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader (8) with the puck during the third period against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. Chicago won 4-1. Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Many Red Wings fans were soundly asleep when they played their last two games in Southern California.

Maybe, just as well. Maybe not, depending on your perspective.

They lost both games by slim margins. InA Los Angeles, 4-2 with the KingsA scoring a late empty-net goal andA in Anaheim, 3-2, in a shootoutA (the Ducks won the shootout 1-0).

Mondaya€™s defeat probably stung a bit more because the Ducks are as physically beat-up as the Wings, and like the Wings, had six rookies in the lineup. There was a potential to grab two points there.

Bright spots like an extremely young and inexperienced defense holding its own in these games were balanced out by the Wings over-passing and eliminating goal-scoring opportunities.

The kids, largely, are making a positive impression, playing through predictable mistakes and getting valuable NHL experience.

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