The Wings gave up 58 goals in the 1st period over the 2013-2014 season and 67 goals in the 2nd period. Both of those totals were pretty good relative to everyone else in the NHL. Unfortunately, the Wings gave up 90 goals in the 3rd period over the season resulting in several lost games that should have gone into the Win column. They were almost dead last in the NHL in 3rd period goals allowed (Toronto gave up the most).
Question is......why? What caused it? Poor conditioning? Bad strategy and coaching? Too many penalties?
Whatever it was, if they fix that problem it should help tremendously going forward to next season.