The Red Wings got a good, old-fashioned facewash Tuesday night in Buffalo. A regular butt kicking. The Sabres booted the Red Wings halfway back to Detroit, using a second period, four-goal barrage to beat them, 6-2. It was utter, total annihilation, dropping the team to 2-3 on the season. And thatÆs a good thing. DonÆt look at me that way. Send back the men in the white jackets. Put the thermometer away. IÆm fine, I swear. When a team has had as much success as the Red Wings have had since, oh, 1991, itÆs not a bad thing to get your nose rubbed into the ice surface on occasionùto remind you that laurels are great for reminiscing about but not something on which you rest. The Red Wings are going to have to earn it this season. For real this time. This is still a 100+ point hockey ...
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