Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend's events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.
There were a few of mitigating factors in Washington's riotous 7-1 win over the only other undefeated team in the NHL, as Red Wings fans are quick to point out.
First, it was the latter half of a home/road back-to-back, which can be tough on any team in the League, let alone the oldest one. Second, the Red Wings started backup Ty Conklin in net, opting to let Jimmy Howard play the previous night's game against Columbus, a 5-2 win.
And yes, that's going to make any team, no matter how good, vulnerable to a loss. But even when your team isn't as great as the Red Wings' first six contests — in which they outscored their opponents 18-7 and only once had a winning margin of fewer than two goals — would lead us to believe they are, surrendering seven goals is aRead More »from What We Learned: Time to admit Capitals are the team to beat