Having taken a commanding 3-1 series lead against the Detroit Red Wings, its not surprising that the Nashville Predators have gotten scoring from their defense, as All-Stars Ryan Suter and Shea Weber both ranked in the top five on the team in points during the regular season.
Whats been surprising is the name of one of those defensemen who has come up with two huge goals, including the game-winner in Game 4 on Tuesday in a 3-1 win over the Red Wings.
Hes Mohawk-coiffed Kevin Klein the Predator who has 12 career goals in the regular season spread out over seven NHL seasons and 309 games. He entered the playoffs with one goal in 18 career playoff games.
Hes also the same one who, as a junior player, was once named the top defensive defenseman in his conference. But now hes charging down the ice, scoring highlight-reel goals.
On Tuesday, Preds right wing Martin Erat skated up ice on the rush and drew three Red Wings to him, including goalie Jimmy Howard. Erat fed the puck through ...