DETROIT – “It was embarrassing,” Henrik Zetterberg said. “They outplayed us at every level. It’s disgusting to play a game like that. I don’t know what to say. It really got out of hand.”
“We weren’t very good and the puck kept going into our net,” Wings coach Mike Babcock said. “Thank God it’s over. It looked like it was never going to end there for awhile. This was obviously unacceptable.
“And they had one (goal) called off,” Babcock added. “Anyway you look at it it’s more than a touchdown and it’s ugly. Players watched it and went through it, I did the same thing and it’s going to be here right till we play next. “
Detroit finishes the month of March 5-5-4.
“They weren’t great, they were just like the rest of us,” Babcock said about his two goalies. “The harder you try sometimes the more disorganized you look.”
“It’s two weeks before the playoffs and we should be playing a lot better than this,” Zetterberg said. “If we play like this in the playoffs it’s going to be an early exit.
“Today we really got outworked,” Zetterberg added. “You just have to go home and forget about it and come down tomorrow and work your (tails) off.”