The Red Wings losing streak reaches seven with another disappointing loss to Arizona

The Detroit Red Wings lose their seventh in a row after suffering a 4-1 home loss to the Coyotes on Thursday night.

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The Detroit Red Wings brought a six-game losing skid home on Thursday night as they hosted the lousy Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes recently blanked the Red Wings last week 4-0 in Arizona, and with Detroit suddenly on the outside looking in at the playoff picture, they really needed to find a way to end their lengthy losing streak but yet again failed too.

The Red Wings began the game with tempo but found themselves trailing early on, thanks to a couple of unfortunate plays while on the power play. Logan Cooley netted the goal after Jonatan Berggren misplayed a puck on the half wall in the offensive zone, and Moritz Seider, like he has far too often seems, stumbled at center ice, allowing Cooley too much space to break in on goaltender Alex Lyon. It's a goal that Lyon likely wants back. I am not ready to sound the alarm or anything, but leading up to this game, Lyon has come back to earth, which isn't good for Detroit.

Detroit got their first goal late in the first period thanks to Lucas Raymond, who is doing all he can to will this team but putting them on his back at times in the absence of captain Dylan Larkin. The goal was Raymond's 19th of the season, and it also tied him with Larkin and Alex DeBrincat for the team lead in points with 54. Raymond is also just four goals shy of tying his career high of 23 set as a rookie two seasons ago.

The Detroit Red Wings' losing streak reaches seven.

Michael Carcone scored a go-ahead goal to put the Coyotes up 2-1 midway through the second period. Carcone got position on defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere in front of the Detroit goal and redirected a point shot past Lyon, who had no chance. The problem on the play was that Gostisbehere tried to redirect the shot rather than taking the body of Carcone in front. It's a lost art these days.

Much had been made of Detroit's little scuffle in practice on Wednesday between Ben Chiarot and Raymond as tempers flared after the whistle in Arizona's zone late in the second period. Raymond found himself in the middle of things, and as he was put in a bit of a headlock the first player in to his aid was Chiarot. Chiarot flipped his gloves off and was quick to stand up for his teammate. As the pair sat in the box, Raymond tapped Chiarot on the side of the leg, basically saying thanks for the help. It's safe to say everything is ok between the two, folks. Moving on.

The Red Wings gave up the dreaded 'next goal' as they pushed into the offensive zone; Chiarot was cycling with Kane and turned it over, trying to force a pass back into the creative winger, which sprung Arizona the other way. I don't want to say Detroit over-backchecked, but they over-backchecked and, after losing a puck battle at the end board, left Nick Bjugstad all alone in front. His shot hit the heel of Lyon's glove and trickled into the net. Sometimes, just sometimes, you need your goalie to make a save, especially when you are pressing at the other end looking for a game-tying goal in the third period. By doing so, you're going to give up scoring chances. Insult to injury on the Bjugstad maker, Detroit had enough bodies back, but as they have so often this season, they couldn't sort out the coverage in their own end, leaving the centerman all alone.

DeBrincat had a couple of great looks but failed to deliver the bread. Robby Fabbri stood out Thursday with his effort and willingness to throw his body around. Also, is there a team in this league that fumbles the puck more than the Red Wings? I can't remember a team whiffing more than this club. Seven. The losing streak has reached seven on a night the New York Islanders lost. The Red Wings were booed off the ice, and they will look to snap the skid on Saturday afternoon against Buffalo.

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