from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
"Obviously a disappointing finish to the trip," forward Sam Gagner said. "We didn't start the way we wanted and Ned (goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic) gave us a chance to fight our way back into it. Vlade (Vladislav Namestnikov) has a big fight to give us some energy. Once we got the lead, we have to find a way to create some momentum off that and play in their zone a little more."
The expansion Kraken outshot the Wings 42-23, including 16-6 in the first period and 15-7 in the final 20 minutes — accurate indicators of how those periods went.
"We were lucky to get out of the first, Ned was great and we couldn't do anything right," coach Jeff Blashill said. "We got momentum with the goals, and in the third (period) we were OK until they scored.
"We have to be better. We've got guys that have to play better."
Below find Sam Gagner and Jeff Blashill talking with the media plus the game highlights.