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Posted on Wed, Oct 26, 2011 : 10:29 a.m.

Red Wings fall flat at Columbus, lose 4-1, and more links

By Staff


Goalie Ty Conklin and the Detroit Red Wings couldn't hold down Antoine Vermette and the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday.

Associated Press

A two-game losing streak has taken the shine off the Detroit Red Wings' 5-0 start to the season, and the latest, a 4-1 loss to the previously winless Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, stung.

"You knew Columbus was going to play hard, you knew they were going to find a way to win a game, so our urgency had to match theirs," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "That wasn’t the case at all.

"It was a disappointing effort. Obviously, the preparation (from) our coaching staff, we didn’t do a good enough job. The players didn’t do a good enough job.

"No excuse for what happened tonight."





Wed, Oct 26, 2011 : 4:40 p.m.

So? The Lions are also 5-2. What's the big deal? It's an 84 game season, plus a sprint to win 16 without loosing 4 out of 7...