DETROIT >> Wings coach Mike Babcock still can’t explain why the team’s leading scorer, Gustav Nyquist, watched from the bench most of overtime against the Bruins.
“It drove me crazy that I did that,” Babcock said. “Even though we worked with those other guys, how the heck was I dumb enough to let that happen? We even talked about it and I still did it.”
Nyquist, who has a goal in each game this season, had one shift in OT and wasn’t on the ice during the Wings’ 4-on-3 power play in the final minute. Instead Babcock went with the unit they practiced that scenario with the day before, Henrik Zetterberg, Johan Franzen, Riley Sheahan and Niklas Kronwall.
“We thought that was the best chance to score,” Babcock said. “But then when we scored another goal in that game on the power play wouldn’t you just put him on the ice?