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DETROIT The Detroit Red Wings may be down 2-1 in their first-round series against the Nashville Predators, but they really don't have a ton of room for improvement.
It's just a few little things that are making the difference between winning and losing penalties, scoring first and faceoffs.
Sure, the penalty thing is the one area that really needs to be better but it's not always easy to tell how the game is going to be called.
"I think some of the calls is penalties, some is not," said Henrik Zetterberg, who had nine shots. "I think we don't really know how you should play out there. It is playoffs and then it seems like it's not playoffs."
The Wings had killed off all 12 of the Predator's power plays before Game 3. It was the 13th that did them in.
While Drew Miller was in the penalty box for goaltender interference after he crashed into Pekka Rinne on a breakaway, the Predators finally capitalized when Shea Weber scored on a rebo...
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The Associated Press’s Larry Lage has filed the preliminary version of a story about Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom that will be bolstered with quotes from the 41-year-old about, well, the inevitable given the possibility that the Wings will play their last game of the season at Joe Louis Arena on Tuesday if they can’t rally from their 2-1 series deficit:
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Paul might wonder if I’m trying to take out a monopoly on the front page given today’s Red Wings-related activity, given the Shanban post, the Black Aces press release, the epic practice post (I actually put about eight hours of work into that one), news about the Red Wings’ uptick in revenues, the pre-game playoff festivities post, Brad Stuart’s take on the lack of respect...
Updated w/ a Howard story at 12:57 PM: The Red Wings’ coaches chose to shake things up in the personnel department a day after Detroit dropped a 3-2 decision to the Nashville Predators, and the Wings’ personnel tweaks ahead of a must-win Game 4 had nothing to do with the recalling of 11 Black Aces from Grand Rapids. MLive’s Ansar Khan provides the details thereof...
After the Detroit Red Wings’ 3-2 victory on Friday night, the Wings returned to Detroit, but will have to cross their fingers that Al Sobotka can work some miracles on Joe Louis Arena’s ice as Nickelback will be occupying the Joe, and tomorrow the forecast calls for nearly 80-degree temperatures and thunderstorms, yielding a less than “sunny” outlook for the Joe’s almost...
We know that the economy is starting to rebound, if only ever-so-slowly, in Michigan, and while the job market and municipal financial situations remain pretty damn bleak, MLive’s Michael Wayland reports that those who can save their pennies are helping the Red Wings return to a state of financial health so strong that it hearkens back to the heady “Mid Naughts”:
The Detroit Red Wings were beaten by two teams on Sunday—the Nashville Predators and the Detroit Red Wings.
The Wings bafflingly came out of the gate flatter than day-old pop in front of an electric Joe Louis Arena crowd, dug a 2-0 hole for themselves and then worked against the clock for the rest of the game, and while the Wings made a game of it and then some thanks to a Datsyukian...
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The series is knotted at 1-1 and the home ice advantage now swings over to the Detroit Red Wings. Detroit came out Friday night determined to have the puck luck turn to their favor. A deflection goal and a softie that Rinne assuredly wants back were the difference as the Red Wings took the second game 3-2.
Nashville for all intents and...
The Nashville Predators took an early lead and never relinquished it as they held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 at Joe Louis Arena on national television on Sunday afternoon.Detroit fired 34 pucks at the net in the final period and were credited with 19 shots officially and they maintained puck possession for most of the third period.Pekka Rinne was at his best, stopping 41...
Turns out a few of the Predators like to play Ping Pong. Turns out Todd Bertuzzi doesn't like to share with people who think it's funny to assault his teammates.I like to imagine it went something like this:[youtube]bknOCO-sMO0[/youtube]
There is no shortage of locations to gather together with like-minded hockey fans for Sunday's rare morning puck drop for game three in the Predators-Red Wings opening round playoff series being broadcast from Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.O'Charley's locations are always the official location for games, but plenty have been added so that there is a watch party convenient for...
DET (1-1) return to the Joe with home-ice advantage in a strange series. During the regular season, DET were the leagues best team at 5-5 play, and special teams were the Wing’s achille’s heel: 16.1 PP% (22), 81.8 PK% (18). Yet, in this series, DET have 2 PP goals (game 1), and all of NSH’s scoring has been at even strength (0-12 on the PP). DET have goals by Homer...
Home ice was quite an advantage for the Detroit Red Wings during the regular season.
It has also provided an edge in past playoff matchups with the Nashville Predators.
The Red Wings won an NHL-high 31 home games this season, including a league-record 23 straight, and are 6-0 in Joe Louis Arena against Nashville in postseason series they won in 2004 and 2008.
The Red Wings are on the ice for practice as I write this, with MLive’s Ansar Khan reporting that Nicklas Lidstrom and Ian White are skating together, and NHL.com’s Brian Hedger reporting that Danny Cleary’s skating on the Datsyuk line, with Gustav Nyquist demoted to the 4th line and Todd Bertuzzi skating with Miller and Abdelkader…
And while that should tide you over till...
Defenseman Shea Weber and Kevin Klein scored goals and netminder Pekka Rinne made them stand up with 41 saves as the visiting Nashville Predators beat the Red Wings 3-2 for their first-ever playoff win in Detroit.Sergei Kostitsyn added a late goal and Rinne withstood a 19-shot, third-period onslaught to give the Predators a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference quarterfinal series...
Pekka Rinne is one of the main reasons some fantasy poolies are smiling but far from the only one. Other goalies have stepped up and delivered in these playoffs honestly. Today's edition again focuses on what has been good and not so good after five days and nights of postseason action.
What we decided to do was tough on the surface but actually pretty...