Detroit Red Wings vs. Vegas Golden Knights: 3 Takeaways

DETROIT, MI - MARCH 08: Mike Green
DETROIT, MI - MARCH 08: Mike Green /

The Detroit Red Wings suffered their fifth consecutive loss on Thursday night to the Vegas Golden Knight. Here are three takeaways from the 4-0 loss.

#3 Power play not so powerful

Going 0 for 3 on the power play was just one of the many problems the Red Wings ran into. Not to mention a shorthanded goal that made it 2-0. In a game were chances were not at a premium the power play needed to be on its game.

The Red Wings turnover on the power play that led to Cody Eakin’s goal was bad. It summed up the night as a whole.

#2 New and old faces

Evgeny Svechnikov made his season debut for the Red Wings. The 21-year-old only played nine minutes but he should be with the team for the next few games which will give him more time to adjust to the pace.

He didn’t have a bad game for playing off of two and half hours of sleep. The forward had a rough call-up to Detroit in terms of logistics.

Tomas Tatar and Tomas Nosek returned to Detroit for the first time since their respective departures. Nosek had an assist and fared a little bit better than Tatar who had two penalties called against him.

#1 Slipping down the standings

Detroit has really taken a hit in the standings with the current five-game losing streak. What could have been a big matchup against the Columbus Blue Jackets will now be only a chance to get hold off the three teams behind them in the Eastern Conference.

It’s gone from an outside chance of making the playoffs to a possibility they finish in last place in the conference. Montreal is right behind with 61 points and the Buffalo Sabres, who are currently in last place, have 55 points.

There still has to be some pride in finishing the season strong as well as avoiding a finish in the bottom five in the league.