Come to play - Detroit needs to be focused and get off to a good start. The effort needs to be there the whole game.
No gifts - It's the holiday season and even though it's better to give than to receive, in hockey it's ok to be a Scrooge. Limit turnovers that result in scoring chances.
Dictate the play and tempo - Be on the attack. Possess the puck and spend more time in the offensive zone.