If I'm Babcock I legitimately look for an apology from the NHL/refs. Why bother even having a gameplan when you're going to get 3 5on3s against you throughout the game? It is a sad day to be a Wings fan.
The ref card is played too often. Tonight it is deserved, the league should be ashamed of that and really happy it didn't happen in primetime on the eastern conference with the whole country to actually watch. Seriously this was like playing the Pens in the finals bad with calls that made little sense. The blown Penner/Smith call right before the 2nd goal was absolute horse****. I still expect him to get at least a game for that, he elbowed and kneed a guy at the same time, dirty dirty *** ****.
Pretty good road game, got worse as the game went on though. No breaks whatsoever from the refs. Kronwall played maybe his best defensive game of the season, at least until the last goal which might not have been his fault. Wings would've needed something out of the Z line tonight.
Anyone blaming Howard has to be freaking blind. We could've had any goalie in the NHL in net tonight and they still would've scored, Kopitar alone one on none with a sick move and an insane tip. Granted they didn't play as well that 3rd period. I won't solely blame the 5 on 3's but def gave them a chance.