from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
The Wings (13-9-6) saw their winless streak extend to three games, with a game Wednesday arriving in quick fashion in Minnesota.
"When they (the Hurricanes) start training camp, that's the film they will show," said Andrew Copp, noting Carolina's defensive execution and game plan. "Being on top of guys, they come down the walls hard and pinch, man on top of man, that's what they've done for the last five years. We didn't play bad, but it's a frustrating game to play when you kind of let them play it."...
Coach Derek Lalonde said Larkin will not be available to play in Minnesota, but he wasn't sure what the prognosis was after that.
"Unavailable for tomorrow, that's all I know," Lalonde said. "Doc came in and said he's not playing (Wednesday) and we'll go from there."
Larkin leads the Wings with 27 points (10 goals, 17 assists), so an offensively-challenged roster losing its main offensive threat isn't ideal.
"He's a driver, a transporter of the puck," Lalonde said. "Obviously with some of the offense we already have out, he's still pushed us, pushes linemates, whoever he's with, and produces analytically. He's a big piece, with a team that hasn't produced a ton of five-on-five offense."...
Kochetkov raised his record to 7-1-4, as the Hurricanes (16-6-6) continue sitting near the top of the Eastern Conference.
"He's good, talented, but we didn't stress him out a whole lot," Copp said. "But it was both ways. There weren't a lot of Grade A chances either way."