from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
The Wings are winless in their last three games and have won only three of their last 10 games (3-6-1).
"We have to find a way to get two points," captain Dylan Larkin said of Tuesday's final result. "A heartbreaker, for sure."
There was a definite sense of frustration and disappointment in the Wings' locker room after the game. The Wings have talked all season about the desire to play meaningful games deep into the season and be in playoff contention.
But, this recent losing streak is putting those hopes in jeopardy.
"We're not happy," defenseman Jake Walman said. "We're trying to be a great team, not just a good team. Every player has to dial it in and we'll be a better team. We know what we can do in here. We have to finish off these games.
"We have to close those games out."
Coach Derek Lalonde admitted Tuesday's loss "stings" because of the Wings' effort, and the three goals were probably good enough to win. Lalonde feels there is some frustration in the locker room.
"Of course, because the will and effort is there," Lalonde said. "I'm not saying we have to be perfect, but we almost have to be perfect to win on some of these nights. Unfortunately, this was one of them."