The award recognizes the NHL player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.
“It’s the playoffs,” Babcock said . “In the series except for Game 2 and Game, this was 6 tonight, there was no space, period.”
Mike Babcock on the Red Wings mindset in this series vs Tampa Bay: “The idea in a series is to race to 4 and not play to 7. Our preparation has to be clearest
“It’s not going to be easy,” Detroit forward Darren Helm said of the upcoming series against Tampa Bay, “but that’s the fun part of it.”
With a beard like that — wouldn’t you bomb everybody’s photos and videos?
“I think any time you’re proud, you want to score, you want to help the team,” Babcock said. “His production’s still been at a high rate.”
“Just go the full five minutes 3-on-3,” Zetterberg said, “and if you do that, there’s a good chance it will be ending before shootouts.”
Zetterberg remains a reliable link to the team’s championship past, part of an old guard that still includes Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall as well.
Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg (upper body) left after the second period and did not return.
Champ: Henrik Zetterberg for his return to the Red Wings in the playoffs after back surgery. Chump: Johan Franzen for his poor performance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.