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Red Wings' 'road to perfection' hits major speed bump

Updated: February 21, 2008, 5:23 PM ET
By Damien Cox | Special to ESPN.com

It's not a perfect comparison, but there are similarities between the season recently completed by football's New England Patriots and the one being experienced by the NHL's Detroit Red Wings.

The Wings were almost Patriot-perfect in the way in which they waltzed through the opening four months of the season, but recently they stumbled into six straight defeats, the team's worst losing streak in 17 years. It seemed the Wings were hitting a speed bump in the final portion of their ...

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