From the Usual Source:
In other news...
Niklas Kronwall called the third period “a complete disaster.” ... “The final score is unacceptable,” Kronwall said. “They kept it simple, and we didn’t have any jump left in our legs. We can’t look like that.”
That's being VERY kind about the Wings' 7-1
loss debacle in Washington last night. Early on in the game, before the Caps scored their first goal, SN1 and I discussed Babcock's decision to go with Ty Conklin, the Wings' number two goalie. SN1 thought Jimmy Howard should have started such an important game and it looks like SN1 was right, in retrospect. Conklin sucked, but he wasn't the only problem. The Wings had way too many turn-overs and the Caps simply outplayed them for most of the second and third periods. What a helluva outcome for Nick Lidstrom's 1,500th game!
Oh, well. It's early days; every team has an off night every once in a while... but last night was truly an embarrassment.