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Detroit Red Wings
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Pekka Rinne fills up so much of the net at 6-foot-5, and the Nashville goaltender led the NHL with 43 wins while facing more shots than anyone else.
Jimmy Howard was on quite the run for Detroit himself, leading the league in wins and on pace to top Terry Sawchuk's franchise record of 44 victories himself before breaking his index finger and then injuring his groin.
Nashville already has home-ice advantage in this first-round series starting Wednesday night, and the Predators also feel they have the edge in net thanks to Rinne. They will need Rinne at his best if they are to beat their Central Division foe for the first time in three postseason tries.
Detroit coach Mark Babcock thinks the goalie matchup is going to be real important in this series.
''Our goaltender was outstanding for us for a long time and then hurt for a long time. It looks like he's on his way back,'' Babcock said. ''He's going to have to look at the guy across in net and o...
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The first night of the Stanley Cup Playoffs hadn’t yet concluded when Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne made an acrobatic stop that will surely be a nominee for the top save of the postseason when it’s all said and done.With the Predators leading 2-1 at the beginning of the third period, Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg had the puck on his stick with essentially the entire...
In front of 17,113 inside Bridgestone Arena and the hockey world watching on TV, the Nashville Predators survived, plain and simple. On the back of Pekka Rinne‘s 35 save performance, the Preds knocked off the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2, to take Game 1 of their Stanley Cup Quarterfinal series.
But even with Rinne’s stellar night, it was luck that greatly attributed to the Nashville...
'How to Beat the Goalie' is switching the format up, during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Instead of just doing two goalies in one post, now I am doing one goalie per post. The Detroit Red Wings are Nashville's opponent in the First Round, so let's start with the starting goalie for Detroit. How to Beat the Goalie: Jimmy Howard
Jimmy Howard is going to be Detroit...
It happens every spring.
Once the NHL playoffs begin, one of the least penalized teams in the league suddenly becomes a penalty magnet.
It happened again Wednesday night in Nashville as the Red Wings were penalized six times during their 3-2 loss to the Predators - in game that was high on drama and low on officiating tolerance.
Nashville was penalized eight times, so both teams...
Our 1st round break down of the #4 Nashville Predators vs the #5 Detroit Red Wings
Who’s better? OFFENSE - PUSH
On paper, you would think Detroit would have the edge here (and they may have a slight edge in terms of overall offense). However as the years have progressed, the gap in offensive differential between these two teams has slowly made it’s way towards middle...
Detroit Red Wings fans are concerned for these playoffs. The majority didn't want to be facing the Nashville Predators, even if the Red Wings had home-ice advantage. The Predators have their number this season (and have for the past few seasons as well), and Pekka Rinne always tends to play like Dominik Hasek mixed with Terry Sawchuk mixed with Martin Brodeur in his prime whenever...
The time to crown a new champion in hockey is now upon us. Sixteen teams have battled through injuries, losing streaks, scoring slumps and much more to fight for the right to make a playoff run. Winning sixteen hard-fought games, along with those scraggly playoff beards, will land you the penultimate award in all of sports: Lord Stanley’s Cup. For the past 21 seasons...
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Everyone knew this series was going to be a scrappy and down-right rough between the Red Wings and Predators, but who knew that it was going to start from Game 1?
While you could sit there and point to a ton of different aspects as to what the real reason the Predators pulled out the victory last night, the bottom line is that they...
Last Night's Scores:Flyers 4, Penguins 3 (OT) (Flyers lead series 1-0)Red Wings 2, Predators 3 (Predators lead series 1-0)Kings 4 , Canucks 2 (Kings lead series 1-0)Quick Stats:Brayden Schenn, PHI (1 goal, 2 assists) Mike Richards, LA (1 goals, 2 assists)Gabriel Borque, NSH (2 goals)Highlight of the night:Pekka Rinne robs Henrik Zetterburg, not once but twice
Detroit -- Have the Detroit Red Wings suddenly become the NHL's version of Rodney Dangerfield?
Because the Wings sure aren't getting any respect these days.
NHL.com had its writers, international staff and NHL Network analysts give their predictions for every series and of the 16, exactly two picked the fifth-seeded Wings to beat the fourth-seeded Nashville Predators in...
Game one is over and I hope you all feel the hate. I do, I feel it growing inside me. I’ve always hated Tootoo. For obvious reasons, I now hate Weber. And I think we’re going to grow to hate Gaustad, Radalov, Rinne, Fisher, and the like.
But now let’s look at what the enemy is saying about game one, starting with OnTheForecheck:
In the end, a win like this is...