The Detroit Red Wings have scored three goals in three games – none from their top two lines – but they're not concerned.

“The way I look at our group, we got to continue to get better defensively, and if we do that we'll get offense in the end,'' coach Mike Babcock said. “A few weeks ago we scored more goals than we are right now, but I sure like the way we're playing better right now. You can't outscore your mistakes, and we're trying to limit them.''

The Red Wings ranked fifth in the NHL in goals per game following an 8-3 victory over Vancouver on Feb. 24. A week later, they're 17th (2.68 per game).

But, they've improved defensively, having allowed seven goals in five games, which prompted defenseman Niklas Kronwall to say they're on the right track.

“I think we've actually played some good hockey and I think we've generated quite a few chances,'' Kronwall said. “We just have to find a way to get those in the net and we'll win games. At the same time, keep playing solid defensively.

“We just got to stick with the program. As long as we're generating chances we'll be just fine because sooner or later those are going to get in.''

The Red Wings aren't as deep or as skilled as they have been. They've talked about the need to score grinding-type of goals like they have the past three games.

Kyle Quincey's shot from along the boards took a weird bounce and deflected in off the back of Kings goaltender Jonathan Bernier's mask. The next night in San Jose, Kronwall's shot deflected in off Patrick Eaves' shin pad. On Sunday, Eaves chipped the puck into the zone and won a race to it, leading to Tomas Tatar's goal.