Zidlicky has seven goals and 27 assists this season, including three goals and eight assists in his 21 games for Detroit.
“Scoring first is always a plus,” Babcock said after Game 6 on Monday. “It just seems to get you more relaxed and under control.”
As a result of the suspension, the Red Wings are approaching their most important game of the season to date without their best defenseman.
We’re through 4 games of all of the 1st round series, let’s take a look at some of the top plays so far.
“It’s the playoffs,” Babcock said . “In the series except for Game 2 and Game, this was 6 tonight, there was no space, period.”
“We went down [to Tampa] and played a really solid game,” Kronwall said after the Game 6 loss. “That’s what we’ve got to do again.”
Tyler Johnson and Jason Garrison scored in the first period, and Johnson added another goal in the second to give the Lightning a 3-0 lead.
Pronovost, a native of Lac la Tortue, Quebec, made his debut for the Red Wings in the 1949-50 playoffs. He soon became a fixture on the Detroit blue line.
The Red Wings have handled the higher level of physicality better than the Lightning, and Tampa Bay needs to match that grit to score.
“The old saying is, ‘If you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying,'” Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said. “They do it to a ‘T.'”