Flat, Again: The Wings are in a rut and not doing a lot to get themselves out. They came out flat and stayed that way for the majority of the game. They had a better showing in third, but only relative to whatever they showed in the first and second.
Harding: Played very well. Part of that was likely the Wings’ usual tendency to make apparently average goalies look like Vezina candidates. The rest was Harding. Still: not an excuse to fail to score even once on him.
Jimmy: Did very well for himself at the other end, but got beaten by the kind of great shot no Wing unleashed on Harding all night. Not his fault.
Top Line: Had their moments, as should be expected. But not enough.
Everybody Else: Invisible and ineffective.
I don’t know what else to say. It’s still early in the season. But this 10-game segment has turned into a slow nightmare. They’ve got a chance to get points 11 and 12 Tuesday against the Wild again and they need to take advantage. At this point, it’s becoming bigger than the fact that it’s early in the season. They need to pull out of this and soon.