Defenseman Dan Boyle knows his play wasn't up to his own standards in the Los Angeles series and needs to improve against the Red Wings.

"It wasn't very good at all. I felt real good (in) Game 1 and never after that. It was a poor series," Boyle said Wednesday morning. "The good news is I get to turn the page on it and hopefully be better."

He did register three assists while finishing a minus-1, but there were costly turnovers and mistakes along the way.

"I can't really explain it. Sometimes you go through phases in a season where you're not playing well, and I just happened to go through that at the worst time," he said. "You name it - I missed passes, made bad decisions and compounded one after another."

Boyle said there was a risk in trying to get too analytical in what was going wrong.

"I don't want to over think it, which is something I do a lot," he said. "I wasn't very good and I'm thankful my teammates were, and now I'm looking to get my game back together."