Posted December 24, 2011 on AP on Fox
The Nashville Predators have been stellar at home lately. That may not bode well for the road-weary Detroit Red Wings. Nashville seeks its sixth consecutive win at Bridgestone Arena on Monday night when it hosts Central Division rival Detroit, which has lost five of its last seven on the road. The Predators (18-13-4) are 6-2-0 in their last eight overall following a rough stretch in which they lost seven of nine Nov. 19-Dec. 6. Both of their recent losses have come on the road, including a 6-3 defeat at Dallas on Friday. Nashville rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat Columbus 6-5 for its fifth straight home win Thursday, but couldn't duplicate the feat the following night. "We're down 3-0 right away," coach Barry Trotz said. "You can't dig yourself a hole and come out of it every night." The Predators have been outscored 37-23 by their opponents in the first period this season. "We can't fall behind every game," said captain ...
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