Energy is always an important quality in sports.
You need good energy to start out a season and to finish one. Also, the energy needs to rise during the mental and physical grind of playoffs.
Case in point, some teams have come back from the NHL lockout with more jump and poise, while others have come out lethargic and out of sync.
After an embarrassing 6-0 defeat by the St. Louis Blues on opening night and losing 2-1 to the Dallas Stars in their first home game, questions are swirling and panic is starting to set in for the Detroit Red Wings.
Three games into the season, here are six statement games that will make or break Detroit's shaky start to the season.