The Detroit Red Wings were embarrassed on Monday by the Los Angeles Kings at Joe Louis Arena.
I cannot recall such a pitiful effort from the Red Wings on home ice. The goals were awful. Yet, what made it worse was the utter complacency displayed by Detroit's offense.
When the hole was dug, the Red Wings wandered drunkenly at the bottom of it. It was as if this game was never on the schedule and everyone stumbled in from the bar at the last second.
Jonathan Quick looked like a superstar. Detroit has not lost its knack for making goalies look like gods.
"We were doing everything we could there at the end of the third, just playing for him pretty much," said defenseman Jack Johnson in a report from the Los Angeles Times.
Well, so were the Red Wings apparently -- playing for Quick's fantasy statistics apparently, and I should know, I have Quick on my roster.
Wednesday is another home game. This time against the St. Louis Blues. If Jaroslav Halak is net, Wednesday could very well be a repeat of Monday's atrocity.