Johan Franzen will not talk to the media about his postseason struggles, and head coach Mike Babcock does not understand why.
Niklas Kronwall On Mindset As Red Wings Head Back To Boston On Brink Of Elimination: ‘We Got Nothing To Lose’
Star forward Henrik Zetterberg returned to the lineup, Jonas Gustavsson served competently in goal as a last-minute fill-in, the Detroit Red Wings led 2-0 after the first period, and the Boston Bruins still prevailed.
The coach agreed that the team’s lack of experience might have played into the game.
Had what happened to the Red Wings in Game 2 of their series against Boston happened in Game 1, coach Mike Babcock would be more worried.
Boston is the NHL’s best team, albeit one Detroit has defeated in three of four meetings this season.
Zetterberg began skating by himself last Tuesday, but Thursday will be the first time he skates with the team.
The Detroit Red Wings beat the odds and made the playoffs for a 23rd straight season, and now comes the hard part.
After relentlessly pushing toward the goal of making the playoffs and finally achieving that goal Wednesday, the Detroit Red Wings followed up that success with a 2-1 loss Friday to the Carolina Hurricanes
Scotty Bowman had 411 wins with the Red Wings, and Jack Adams was the previous leader with 413.
The Bruins’ comeback effort was great, but it didn’t matter due to all of the team’s mistakes.