DETROIT - The victorious Red Wings just want to tighten things up. The suddenly deflated Penguins are looking to shake it up.
As much as the hockey world looked forward to finally getting Detroit and Pittsburgh on the ice to start the Stanley Cup Finals, Game 2 could be even more intriguing.
"We came out the way we should have and then we backed off a little bit," Penguins defenseman Hal Gill said.
The 4-0 Game 1 loss has Pittsburgh trailing in a series for the first time this year and needing to figure out how to avoid heading home 0-2.
Penguins coach Michel Therrien took a proactive approach and switched up his lines for practice yesterday. He preached effort, cohesiveness and attention to details.
The Red Wings struggled in the first period, mostly because they spent more than six minutes shorthanded after being called for four penalties. Once they stayed out of the box, they turned a 0-0 game into a rout over the final 40 minutes, holding the Penguins to seven shots and one power-play chance.