A loss is a loss. There's no such thing to me as "Degrees of Losing", wherein certain types of losses are seen as better than others. The whole point of any competitive game, especially sports, is to win. Baseball, soccer, hockey, basketball, football.....whatever.
If the Wings lose 10-0 in regulation or 1-0 in OT, they still lost and it still sucks. The latter isn't more palatable to me just because they didn't lose in regulation.