Quotes from Red Wings locker room after def. LA Kings 4-1

Already posted on the homepage are quotes from Matt Greene and LA Kings coach Terry Murray.

Now, we head over to the Detroit locker room for comments following their 4-1 win over the Kings at Staples Center this afternoon…

Head coach Mike Babcock on the overall game – “I thought we played good. The story of our year is we’ve played a lot of good hockey and we found ways to make enough mistakes that we haven’t been able to win enough. You can’t continually get 38 shots a game and give up 22 or 24 and not win. Eventually it’s going to happen for you. It was great to see Pavel [Datsyuk] get a couple tonight. He’s a goal scorer, wants to score, wants to feel good about himself. I thought we had a great effort out of [Henrik] Zetterberg’s line…We had a huge save on the penalty shot that wasn’t even a penalty. The other play I thought was huge was when they scored short-handed and we responded on the same power player.”

Defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom on the game – “We wanted to hang onto the puck, especially offensively in their zone. Try to grind their D[efense] and get some shots on their goalie with traffic. We had the PP going early on that really got us going…We stuck with our game plan for 60 minutes tonight. We played solid defensively, tried to clear the rebounds in front of the net for [Jimmy Howard]. On the offensive side we did a great job of really hanging onto the puck…They got that short-handed goal and we responded right away by scoring on the power play and getting ourselves right back into the game…Special teams was very important today.”

More later.

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