Is Stuart done in Detroit?

Brad Stuart almost certainly has played his last game as a Red Wing, as he wants to play close to his family in San Jose, Calif. The Wings will need to know whether Nicklas Lidstrom wants to play another season by the end of June. Tomas Holmstrom may have played his last game. Hudler might be gone.

All of those decisions were ones management hoped not to even have to consider for a while longer, but that hope faded as the Wings’ offense was famished.

“We couldn’t score enough, it’s as simple as that,” Niklas Kronwall said. “And we gave them too many easy ones. It’s disappointing. Everyone in here believed something completely different than what the outcome was. It’s just empty right now.”