MONTREAL, QC - MAY 09:  The Montreal Canadiens acknowledge the fans after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 9, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Canadiens defeated the Lightning 2-1.  The Lightning lead the series 3-2. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Canadiens Confident They Can Force Game 7 Against Lightning

Hold the pep talks, motivational ploys and all the statistics that support Tampa Bay feeling good about its chances of closing out Montreal in the second round of the NHL playoffs.

97.1 The Ticket–05/12/2015

WINNIPEG, MB - NOVEMBER 4: Mike Babcock, head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, gestures from the bench in first period action in an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on November 4, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Babcock Declines Comment After Meeting With Buffalo Sabres Owner

Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock has left Buffalo after spending the afternoon meeting with Sabres owner Terry Pegula regarding the team’s coaching vacancy.

97.1 The Ticket–05/10/2015

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 22:  Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings watches from the bench during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on October 22, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Red Wings 3-2 in overtime.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Report: Mike Babcock Talks With Maple Leafs

According to Nick Kypreos of SportsNet, Babcock met with the Toronto Maple Leafs over the weekend to discuss their open head coach position.

97.1 The Ticket–05/10/2015

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 07:  Assistant coach Tony Granato and head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings on the bench during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on February 7, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Red Wings defeated the Coyotes 3-1.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Report: Red Wings Allowing Babcock To Talk With Other Teams

Detroit held exclusive negotiating rights with Babcock through June, but Holland said he and Babcock will not let the process drag out.

CBS Detroit–05/08/2015

TAMPA, FL - APRIL 18: Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings looks up for a rebound in front of Brenden Morrow #10 of the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on April 18, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Holland On Who Will Start In Net Next Season: ‘The Competition Starts Again In September’

“We’re only going to get better,” Holland said. “One of the ways we’re going to get better is our players are going to compete.”

CBS Detroit–05/01/2015

NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings argues a second period call during the game against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on November 28, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

As Babcock Weighs Future, Holland Says Money Is No Object

“The worst day I’ve had in coaching in Detroit, period, in my 10 years here, was yesterday, bar none,” Babcock added.

CBS Detroit–05/01/2015

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 07:  Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings on the bench during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on February 7, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Red Wings defeated the Coyotes 3-1.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

After Game 7 Loss, Babcock Ponders Future Of Red Wings, Declines To Talk About His Own

“We’ve been drafting good and developing good, but we’ve been winning too much,” Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock said. “That’s the facts.”

CBS Detroit–04/30/2015

Ryan Callahan #24 of the Tampa Bay Lightning tries to control a rebound against goalie Petr Mrazek #34 and Riley Sheahan #15 of the Detroit Red Wings in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on April 29, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Lightning Blank Red Wings 2-0 In Game 7

The Tampa Bay Lightning are moving on in the NHL playoffs. The Detroit Red Wings are headed home.

97.1 The Ticket–04/30/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 02: Marek Zidlicky #28 of the Detroit Red Wings tries to get around the stick of Loui Eriksson #21 of the Boston Bruins during the third period at Joe Louis Arena on April 2, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. Boston won the game 3-2. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Red Wings Zidlicky Will Miss Game 7 With Concussion

Zidlicky has seven goals and 27 assists this season, including three goals and eight assists in his 21 games for Detroit.

CBS Detroit–04/29/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 27:  Tyler Johnson #9 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates his first period goal with teammates Ondrej Palat #18 and Nikita Kucherov #86 next to Petr Mrazek #34 and Danny DeKeyser #65 of the Detroit Red Wings during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on April 27, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. Tampa Bay won the game 5-2 to tie the series 3-3. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Which Team Scores First, How Mrazek Plays Could Be Key Factors In Game 7 For Red Wings

“Scoring first is always a plus,” Babcock said after Game 6 on Monday. “It just seems to get you more relaxed and under control.”

CBS Detroit–04/29/2015