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Tampa, Fla. — Henrik Zetterberg isn't happy with his offensive production in the first round of the playoffs.

He has one game to change things.

"Obviously you want to produce more than I have done," said Zetterberg, who doesn't have a goal in six games against the Lightning with Game 7 tonight. "I had looks during these (last few games). Games 1 and 2 I didn't play good. After that it's been better, but it would be nice to see the back of the net."

Zetterberg has a team-high 15 shots, a minus-3 rating, and has been winning more than half (54.3 percent) his faceoffs.

And, the fact Zetterberg has been contributing in other areas doesn't surprise coach Mike Babcock, who doesn't seem overly concerned about his lack of offense.

"In the series, except for Game 2 and this was Game 6, there was no space, period," Babcock said. "We don't create separation like they do with speed. And so there's not a lot of space for Z.

"He's been very good, very determined, played hard and hasn't scored. But the good thing about him, he does a lot of other things we don't have to worry about."

Zetterberg's linemate Justin Abdelkader believes the line (with Gustav Nyquist) is close to breaking out.

"We have to keep trying to get pucks to the net," Abdelkader said. "We're doing a decent job but pucks aren't going in. We just have to establish an offensive-zone presence as far as being in there for a longer period of time.

"Hank is doing a lot of good things. Even is he's not on the score sheet, he's going to positively affect a game. He's our leader."

Mrazek's save a hit

Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek still is receiving texts for his incredible stick save against Brian Boyle in Game 6 on Monday.

The save made every national sports highlight show and was shown in the Czech Republic, Mrazek's home.

"It's a lucky save," he said. "If he'd just put it on the ice or higher it's a goal. It's just one of the lucky ones. For fans it was a nice save.

"But it didn't help us win a game."

'We made mistakes'

Babcock believed there were specific reasons the Red Wings didn't win Game 6.

"Because we made mistakes," he said. "We gave them space. There's two sides to the equation. They were able to skate and show skill, and we were able to turn the puck over and we weren't in the right spots.

"Our job is to make sure that doesn't happen."

Babcock also continues to downplay any momentum from game to game.

"Both teams think they should win," Babcock said. "When you're way better than the other team, there's carry-over from game to game. That hasn't happened to either team here."

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