“The worst day I’ve had in coaching in Detroit, period, in my 10 years here, was yesterday, bar none,” Babcock added.
“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.”
Zidlicky has seven goals and 27 assists this season, including three goals and eight assists in his 21 games for Detroit.
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.
“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.”
The Red Wings have handled the higher level of physicality better than the Lightning, and Tampa Bay needs to match that grit to score.
Mike Babcock does not usually address his team after games. The Detroit Red Wings head coach deviated from that norm Thursday night.
The home crowd, of course, loved Abdelkader’s defense of his teammate, and proud chants of “Abby! Abby! Abby! Abby!” filled the arena.
There’s nothing quite like playoff hockey and it’s finally time to break down the field that gets the opportunity to battle for Lord Stanley’s Cup.