Just as it was in Game 1, the Predators couldn’t convert when they needed to in Game 2.
The difference, however, was that they still managed to win Game 1.
In front of yet another sold out crowd at Bridgestone Arena, the Nashville Predators had countless chances but only converted twice, losing to the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2 on Friday night. Two posts, a power play that went 0-for-6 and several whiffs at wide open nets all contributed to the loss.
Pekka Rinne faced just 17 shots while his counterpart on the other end of the ice, Jimmy Howard, collected 24 saves in the victory.
The series is tied 1-1 and Detroit now has home ice advantage.
“They’ve got a good team, we’ve got a good team and we’re going toe to toe,” Nashville Head Coach Barry Trotz said. “We’re okay with that.”
Despite an excess of scoring opportunities for Nashville early on, it was the Red Wings that struck first. Brandon Yip went to hit Tomas Holmstrom along the boards and that freed up Ian White at the point. Inste...