Still stings

DETROIT — The Wings still felt they gave two points away Wednesday night.

“We beat ourselves,” said Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, who will make his fourth straight start Friday against the Anaheim Ducks at Joe Louis Arena. “It was one of those games where we got in our own way. We pretty much handed them points. Good thing is we’ve still taken seven out of eight points.”

“We made some big mistakes that cost us the game,” Niklas Kronwall said. “I thought 2-0 we were going and then things started going downhill. We made some mistakes that we can’t afford.”

The Wings eventually lost in overtime.

“I think we just have to keep playing on our toes,” Daniel Cleary said. “We came out and started well, but once they got that shorthanded goal they started to come in waves and we didn’t. We were getting out-chanced and we didn’t get a lot of shots over the last two periods and a half.”

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