The Detroit Red Wings and Nashville Predators will face off tonight for an all-important Game 4 (7:30 PM EDT, FSD/FS Tennessee/CNBC/CBC/97.1 FM), MLive’s Ansar Khan reports that the Wings’ players received a little break in terms of managing their energy levels, despite the fact that ESPN’s Criag Custance reports that ping-pong gate was in fact an exaggeration(!), and that the Wings’ security crew were the people who shooed Predators players away from Detroit’s ping pong table—at Todd Bertuzzi’s insistence—(oh well, it’s the “spirit of the thing” that matters, despite the Wings’ playoff blog’s assertion that the story was…embellished [FTR, I don’t believe them]):
Wings have optional morning skate today. About a dozen players on the ice.
RedWings social media coordinator Jake Duhaime reports that the Wings’ coach is more concerned about his players taking care of business when the puck drops tonight instead of trying to hammer points home by beating wwhat are now dead horses: