The Detroit Red Wings are making some adjustments amid a challenging run of three games in four nights (having lost the first two in that span).
For one thing, it appears as if Jonas Gustavsson to be going through concussion protocols (GM Ken Holland said he’s day-to-day and feels a little “off”). He may have be injured thanks to a second-period collision with Milan Lucic in Sunday’s 5-3 loss to the Boston Bruins, according to the Detroit Free-Press. Petr Mrazek was recalled as Gustavsson is on the shelf.
That same report indicates that two blunders explain why Stephen Weiss is exiting the Red Wings’ lineup for Tomas Jurco.
Here are the two goals Mike Babcock pointed to in order to explain why Weiss (pictured) is taking a seat:
The Red Wings try to avoid a three-game skid as they host the Edmonton Oilers tonight.
Philadelphia Flyers’ defenseman Michael Del Zotto will miss 7-10 days due to an upper body injury, the club announced Sunday.
Brandon Manning, who was recalled by the Flyers on Saturday, will replace Del Zotto in the lineup.
Manning will be paired with Andrew MacDonald tonight as the Flyers visit the New Jersey Devils.
Del Zotto, who had seven goals and 16 points in his last 21 games, played 22:31 while recording three blocked shots in the Flyers’ 3-2 overtime loss to the Boston Bruins on Saturday.
The 24-year-old ranks second on the Flyers in time on ice per game (21:22).
Del Zotto has nine goals and 26 points in 54 games this season.
Daniel Paille scored twice as the Boston Bruins defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-3 Sunday afternoon at the TD Garden.
The Bruins (33-22-10) scored two shorthanded goals and went 2-for-5 on the power play in the win.
Boston now has points in five straight (4-0-1). The Bruins also have a four-point lead on the Florida Panthers for the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.
Detroit (36-17-11) has lost two straight in regulation for the first time this season.
Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak and Loui Eriksson had the other Boston goals while Niklas Svedberg made 36 saves in the win.
Gustav Nyquist, Luke Glendening and Marek Zidlicky scored for Detroit.
Pavel Datsyuk had two assists in the loss.
Jonas Gustavsson allowed four goals on 23 shots and was replaced by Jimmy Howard to start the third. Howard made six saves in relief.
Sunday was the first time the Red Wings have allowed two shorthanded goals since Jan. 24, 2004.
Boston and Detroit conclude the five-game season series on April 2 in Detroit.