They landed in triumph Monday at Metropolitan Airport.

Now, another task ahead.

Despite a growing number of reports about the Blackhawks' super-human abilities, the Red Wings' players and coaches said that as they flew back from California they did not see the Chicagoans flying around up there without the assistance of planes.

Instead, the Wings talked about focus, sticking to the game plan, having fun and taking stock in the successes of the past few weeks.

"I think we believe in what we do," said captain Henrik Zetterberg, fresh off his Game 6 and Game 7 heroics.

"It's nice to win games and to win them how we have done it, in overtime and in those close games. But that series is over, and now it's new teams and new challenges."

Zetterberg called the Blackhawks "a complete team."

Moments after leaving the plane, Mike Babcock said, "Well, they beat us all four times — I read that on the way in here."

"I mean, three times, obviously, they were shootouts or overtime or something like that. You've got to play real hockey now, in those situations.

"They thumped us the one time, on Easter Sunday.

"You know, that stuff's all over with now. We just prepare for them."

To make it official, the Blackhawks were 4-0 against the Wings, winning 2-1 in overtime Jan. 27 in Chicago, 2-1 in a shootout March 3 in Detroit, 7-1 in regulation March 31 in Detroit and 3-2 in a shootout April 12 in Chicago.

"I mean, there's no question we're playing a real good team, a team that's won the Presidents' Trophy," Babcock said. "Very deep, and they're going to push us.