Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/16/14
DET (26-15-1) should be damn happy to be home after a four game road trip to open 2012, playing the last three of those in four nights (and it was evident in the 5-1 beatdown at NYI).  In the last three games (1-2), the Wings have fallen behind 4-0, 2-0 and 3-0 and have not held a lead in regulation.  After the NYI game, Babcock said:  “If you go back to our last four games, starting with the Dallas game (5-4 win on Jan. 3), we gave up way too many opportunities—off rushes, off turnovers, poor decisions.  You can’t win like that. Well, you can win once in a while, but you can’t be a good team.” Believing the team physically or mentally tired, Babcock further stated:  “But that’s what we looked like, that’s what I’m going with.  We’ll give them a day off (Wednesday) and get freshened up, and that puts the onus back on them. We have to play harder than that.” Generating offense is the ‘Dog’s biggest problem, they have scored two goals or fewer in 11 of the last 16 games. Phoenix

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