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The Nashville Predators’ skid hit four games on Saturday night with their 4-1 loss to rival Detroit. Valterri Filppula recorded three points for the Red Wings, including a pair of goals, while Jiri Hudler added two assists. Pekka Rinne, who didn’t get much help from his teammates, gave up four goals on 37 shots.The Wings dominated in almost every facet of the game. They steadily added onto the scoreboard, going up 4-0 early in the third period before Jack Hillen broke the shutout – his first goal of the season – for Nashville. The Wings also out-shot the Preds 37-19.Every season, the Preds seeming lay an egg in Detroit once; obviously, they hope that one bad loss at Joe Louis Arena is now out of the way.In this morning’s preview, I stated that the Preds needed to win the one-on-one battles. That didn’t happen. They were outworked by an aging Wings team that was on the back half of a back-to-back. The Preds’ identity is outworking their opponents, but throughout the current fo...
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