The Red Wings haven't been allowing many goals their last three games.

Then again, they haven't scored a lot, either.

They have one goal in regulation and have allowed four.

"That's the new NHL, there are no blowouts," Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey said. "It's a very good league and goals are hard to come by. They do come, but it just puts a bigger emphasis on defense. We have great players who get their points, so we (defense) just have to do our job."

If the Red Wings continue to commit defensively, the offense will take care of itself, coach Mike Babcock said.

"We had good looks (during a 2-1 shootout loss to Chicago)," Babcock said. "(Blackhawks goaltender Corey) Crawford was very good. He made some unreal saves.

"A few weeks ago, we scored more than we are now, but I like the way we're playing right now."

Injury report

What was supposed to be a day-to-day injury likely will drag through this week for forward Valtteri Filppula (left shoulder).

"He's working out and he skated by himself (Monday), which is a positive thing," Babcock said. "I don't expect him this week."

What's working against Filppula, who has missed the last three games, is the schedule. There's little time to practice and work himself back into game-shape.

… Defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo (left shoulder) expects to return soon.

"I'm at a point right now where I'm not having any setbacks," said Colaiacovo, who has been skating the last few weeks. "I need more of the conditioning. … I'm better, but not where I want to be."



From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130305/SPORTS0103/303050313#ixzz2Mg08mpYn