Penalty Kill Must be Better - The Flames have at least one PPG in 5 of their 6 games and Detroit's given up a PPG in 6 games this year. They have to block shots, be smart, and clear the puck early and often.
Total Team Defensive Effort - With blueliner Brendan Smith out, the Wings will need some help on the back end from the new defensemen in tonight's lineup and from the forwards.
Generate More Offense - Even though he's struggled so far, Kiprusoff is a good goalie. The Wings need to get a lot of shots on net, screen the goalie, and work to create opportunities to score.