Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 4/17/12
Apparently, tough guys play Ping-Pong. Although the Detroit Red Wings have had recent troubles defending their home ice, they're having no such issue with their rec-room features inside Joe Louis Arena. Todd Bertuzzi reportedly spotted a couple of Nashville Predators players lurking around the Wings' Ping-Pong table on Monday afternoon and promptly dealt with the matter. Rumors had Bertuzzi folding up the table himself and wheeling it out of sight, something he told reporters wasn't true. "I came out of our room, saw some of their guys wanting to play on our Ping Pong tables and told security," Bertuzzi told the Free Press. "I didn't do anything else. I didn't move the table myself." The Wings security staff reportedly handled the incident by putting away the table, ending a situation that would've undoubtedly escalated. Well, maybe it wouldn't have escalated, but if a Ping-Pong dispute (or a 2-1 series deficit) doesn't rile up a team, very little will. The Wings face off against the Predators in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series at 7:30 p.m. in Detroit.
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