Desperate times

DETROIT — Just like how the Wings played down the stretch just to get into the playoffs, they’re calling upon that same desperate approach for Game 5.

“Obviously our two best games were Game 2 and Game 4,” captain Henrik Zetterberg said. “Those two I think we came out and had a good start. We took charge right away and didn’t sit back and wait. We played in their end a little bit more than they played in ours. That’s what we want to try to do (Wednesday).”

Detroit won its final four games of the regular season to qualify as the seventh seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

No team in the series has been able to string two wins together.

“I’m a believer that’s how the playoffs are,” Wings coach Mike Babcock said. “You just keep playing and you take them one at a time, the highs and lows of it. There are huge highs and huge lows, that’s just the playoffs each and every year. One minute you think, ‘Oh, my God we’re never winning!’ and the next minute you think you’re going to win the series.”

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