DETROIT — Starting out cold on the power play isn’t anything new for the Wings.
Last season they failed to score a man-advantage goal in their first 18 chances. This year, they’re 0-for-15 through three games.
“It’s not good,” Henrik Zetterberg said. “We just have to go back to the drawing board and work on it. We’re gripping our sticks a little too hard rather than just relaxing. We’re forcing some plays. It’s one and done all the time. One shot and then we have to go down and get the puck again. It wears us down.”
Heading into the third period Tuesday, Dallas had more shots (four) shorthanded than Detroit had on the power play (one).
“We’re trying to make the tough passes and it hits the stick and the puck goes down again,” Zetterberg said. “We just have to keep it simple. We’re trying to force too much instead of just putting the puck on goal. We need to do more to do less. Power play and PK is what’s going to decide what teams make the postseason.”