Well that West Coast trip is finally over, even though the Wings aren't really home yet.
3-1-0 to start the New Year isn't too bad. The Wings despite all of their injuries are still creeping up on the Western Conference and doing it by decimating a lot of the "feel good stories" of 2009.
December 31st, a beat down of the darling Avalanche
January 2nd, the quick start, NHL-owned Puppy dogs get a newspaper across the nose
January 7th, regicide at the Staples Center of the surprise LA Kings (by Jimmy Howard and Darren Helm)
January 9th, a statement game against perennial (regular season) powerhouse, San Jose
And looky here...
With at least a game in hand on every team ahead of them in the Conference, things are warming up in the D.