When you really look at it, the Red Wings loss to Columbus Wednesday wasn't that surprising
The Red Wings have had a weird season, but as it winds down, there is no denying the trend. They have been a bad road team this season. Bottom line.
In that sense, their 4-2 loss to Columbus Wednesday shouldn't have been that surprising. Was it any different than getting blown out at the New York Islanders earlier this season? Or at Montreal when the Canadiens had been playing dreadful hockey? No. Just more of the same.
Good news: The Red Wings have lost just five home games all season.
Bad news: The Red Wings have posted just their second losing road record in two decades. And it isn't just a bit below .500. They are five games below .500. The Red Wings have lost seven straight road games, and haven't beaten a winning team on the road since Vancouver on Feb. 2.
And the Blue Jackets are awful and were playing with an emergency goalie Wednesday. Yeah. Allen York stymied the Red Wings. Without question, considering what is at stake - home ice advantage in the opening round of the playoffs against Nashville - the Red Wings definitely hit a low point Wednesday.