Red Wings aiming for some ‘ugly ones’ on the power play


How different this series might be if the Detroit Red Wings could score on the power play.

After finishing 0-for-4 on Tuesday, they’re now 1-for-21 with the man advantage in four games.

They’re also facing elimination tonight in Tampa, down 3-1 in their series with the Lightning.

“When things don’t go well you overthink stuff,” forward Henrik Zetterberg told MLive. “When everything goes you just do stuff and it works out. Now, especially with our power play, we got a lot of opportunity on it but we haven’t got enough goals and we start over-thinking everything, instead of making the simple first play, which most of the time is the right play.”

The one power-play goal they did score wasn’t exactly a masterpiece. In Game 2, Brad Richards just put it on net:

“For us, it’s getting pucks to the net, that’s the mindset,” said Zetterberg.

“They’re good being in lanes, but it’s up to us to find a way to get it there and go after rebounds and get some ugly ones.”

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