The Red Wings currently sit 2nd overall in the Atlantic Division, trailing the division leading Florida Panthers by only 5 points. With every team fighting for playoff position, coming out of the gates strong once the second half of the season gets underway is going to be on every team’s mind. Here are 5 key points that the Red Wings need to spotlight in order to have a successful 2nd half run and have that transition into their 25th consecutive playoff appearance:
As we all know, Petr Mrazek has been phenomenal this season. He is top 3 in the league in save percentage and top 5 in goals against. Being looked at as the number one goalie now for the Wings, Mrazek will need to keep up his exceptional play and remain confident in himself. It now looks like he will get the call in a vast majority of the Wings’ 33 remaining games once the 2nd half of the season gets underway on February 3rd against the Lightning.