Detroit was dealt an early blow when it was announced just before puck drop that Kronwall would not be playing due to mysterious lower body injury. While this could have a major impact on the Red Wings in the future, it should have made little difference going up against an Arizona Coyotes team in the heat of the McEichel derby. However while the management wants the Coyotes to lose no one told the payers on the ice; they battled all night long and forced the Red Wings to come from behind on 4 separate occasions just to earn the overtime point. However the impressive comeback effort was denied in overtime when Arcabello registered his second of the night to give the Coyotes two unwanted points.
March 22, 2015
While their play had picked up, the Red Wings left Florida without a single point to show for their efforts. With things getting heated at the bottom of the playoff race, Detroit could really use two points to distance themselves from the crowd. However, those points would not be easy to come by against a tough St. Louis team fighting for the division lead. After falling behind the Red Wings would battle back in the third to tie it up before winning the game in extra time.
March 20, 2015
Despite deserving two points the prior night in Sunrise the Wings came into Tampa Bay desperate for a win to preserve any chance of home ice in the first round of the playoffs. The Red Wings reversed recent trends and started out with a very strong first period. Despite the strong opening frame, the game remained scoreless until the two teams traded goals in the second. Tampa would take advantage of the Red Wing’s tired legs and dominate much of the third, eventually leading to the game winning goal before adding an empty netter.
March 19, 2015
With a game against Tampa Bay looming tomorrow night this was a big opportunity for Mrazek and the Red Wings to pick up points against a struggling Florida team that has seen their playoff chances disappear in recent weeks. While Detroit struggled early, they improved and began to control possession as the game went on. Despite generating more scoring chances the Red Wings were continually stymied by the posts and Roberto Luongo while an off game by Mrazek was enough for the Panthers to take the win.
March 12, 2015
After a come from behind victory over Edmonton, the Red Wings looked poised to pick up a big two points against a depleted Columbus squad. With Montreal losing and Tampa earning only a single point, there was an opportunity for Detroit to gain some ground in the Atlantic division after taking an early lead. Despite missing a number of top players, the Jackets battled all night and with help from Ericsson and Zidlicky, scored 3 straight goals to take a lead they would never relinquish. The result was a bad loss for Detroit who continues to give back the points earned on the West coast road trip.