The Red Wings hosted the New York Islanders Monday night, and the home team’s woes continued. Detroit is now winless in its last 10 games, as the Isles left Little Caesars Arena with a 4-1 win. Dylan Larkin scored the Wings’ lone goal in the contest, while Jonathan Bernier made 21 saves.
“It’s tough. It was a tough stretch there. Personally I didn’t feel like I was playing my best to help this team. I wasn’t driving the play like I’m used to. We’ve had a lot of hockey here and I think for our whole team we’ve had a lot of games. When it’s not going well, it just flew by and here are at the end of a 10-game, 11-game stretch where we haven’t been producing and we haven’t been winning and it just flies by. We can’t keep this up. It’s just Dec. 2 tonight. We gotta find a way to get some positive energy in here and find a way to win a greasy game. We’ve got four huge days off. We’ve been playing a lot of hockey. I think we’ve played the most games in the league. We have to rest up, prepare for a big Saturday night game at home. We’re home, so rest up and enjoy this time where we get a little bit of a breather here.” – Larkin, postgame
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