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by Paul on 03/09/14 at 05:29 PM ET
from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
Babcock said he was surprised at what unfolded following Friday’s season-high output in a 7-4 victory over New Jersey.
“But that’s the thing about this business,” he said. “Every time you think you got ’er going, you don’t. Just stay scared and life’s good.”
The Red Wings’ top line of David Legwand, Johan Franzen and Gustav Nyquist, which accounted for 11 points less than 48 hours earlier, had trouble getting through the neutral zone, as did everyone else in red and white. Getting clean entries also was a problem on the power play, which went 0-for-3, with three shots in 5:24.
“They trap good, but I thought we were too cute,” Nyquist said. “We tried to dangle our way through instead of chipping it in and getting on their D. Way too many turnovers.”
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