DETROIT – Mike Babcock is excited about Game 7. Not restless, nervous or anxious.
The Detroit Red Wings coach has every reason to be relaxed and confident. He's the leader of the Stanley Cup champions, who can repeat with one more win at their home rink -- a friendly place where they are 11-1 in the playoffs.
Of course they hoped to wrap up another title Tuesday night in Pittsburgh against the Penguins, but they fell short in a 2-1 loss.
Now they have another chance to reclaim the Cup at home in the deciding game tonight.
Babcock says there's no question that his team was disappointed but it's not dwelling on missed opportunities.
The Penguins are equally excited and recognize what's on the line. Coach Dan Bylsma calls it "one match for the Cup."