DETROIT – The Wings have fallen behind in eight of their last nine games and 16 of their last 20, including the playoffs.
On Sunday, Detroit trailed 2-0 heading into the third period.
“It’s so much harder to score those goals and get those chances in the playoffs,” Lidstrom said. “They make it harder to get in front of the net. It just shows how playoff hockey is so different than the regular season.”
NN Nashville won 32 faceoffs compared to 26 Detroit won.
“I thought we had to win faceoffs at the start, we were 0-for-4, so they got on top of us,” Babcock said. “The team that wins the draw ends up on the forecheck, gets on top of the other team. The thing I find is the other team is trying, too. You’re trying to get off to a good start, they’re trying to get off to a good start.”
NN All three games of the series have been decided by one goal and by the same identical score of 3-2.
“All three games have been close so I’m not going to be surprised if it goes all the way here,” Zetterberg said. “If you look, most of the series are tight. I think it’s good for hockey. You can’t really pick a winner in the first round, a lot of teams are playing good hockey. It’s nothing different with this matchup.”