Apr 12, 2012, 7:47 PM EST
“We’re not taking penalties tomorrow,” Babcock said.
That might sound like a tall order, but keep in mind the Red Wings are usually a disciplined team. The only squad to accumulate less penalty minutes than them in the regular season was the Nashville Predators, so you can see why Wednesday’s penalty filled contest raised so many eyebrows.
Babcock has also decided that he needs to put Shea Weber’s controversial hit on Henrik Zetterberg behind him. On Wednesday, Weber shoved Zetterberg’s head into the boards with enough force to reportedly crack Zetterberg’s helmet. Weber was fined, but not suspended for his actions.
“I’ve moved on,” Babcock said.
Really, he has no choice, because Detroit needs to bounce back on Friday to avoid falling behind in the series 2-0.
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