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Looking ahead for the Detroit Red Wings: The return of Steve Yzerman?

As each NHL team is eliminated from playoff contention -- either mathematically or by losing in the postseason -- we'll take a look at why its quest for the Stanley Cup fell short in 2018-19, along with three keys to its offseason, impact prospects for 2019-20 and a way-too-early prediction on what 2019-20 will hold.

What went wrong

While there were some bright spots this season for the Detroit Red Wings, so much else went very, very wrong for them.

They were 25th in team save percentage (.898) and 21st in shooting percentage (9.