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 ...

The Day Tootoo’s Life Changed

from Josh Cooper of The Tennessean, To Jordin Tootoo, there have been several days of importance and meaning. His 28 birthdays. The day of his first NHL game. The day of his first NHL goal. The day his brother Terence committed suicide. All affected Tootoo, the NHL’s first Inuit player, in different ways. All those moments came before Tootoo adopted the motto, “one day at a...

Preview # 36: Red Wings make second visit to Music City

Season Records Detroit Red Wings 21-12-1 Nashville Predators 18-13-4 The Detroit Red Wings make their second visit to Music City on Boxing Day. The Predators have played the Red Wings twice this season, splitting those contests with the home team winning each time. Both teams are coming off of losses, but the Predators will be looking for their sixth consecutive win on home ice...

Morning Skate: Game 36 vs. Detroit

7:00 PM CT – Red Wings (21-12-1) @ Predators (18-13-4)Players to watch:DET- Henrik ZetterbergZetterberg has turned his game around after a slow start and is always a two-way threat.NSH- Martin EratErat has 10 points in the last 9 games, and has been a key piece of the Preds’ offense in that span.Starting goaltenders:DET- Jimmy Howard (2011-12 stats: 20-8-1, 1.99 GAA)NSH- Pekka...

Red Wings overnight report: recharging batteries, the Hemsky-Winter complex and pre-Christmas Mule

The Detroit Red Wings had hoped to return from their 3-game swing through Western Canada humming Meatloaf’s “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” but instead, the Wings began their Christmas break when Red Bird III landed at Metro Airport just before 4:30 in the morning on Friday, most likely dropping the f-bombs from Tenacious D’s “The Road” (NSFW link) instead. After playing...

Murph’s ‘Twas the Night Before Wingsmas,’ erm, Christmas…

Via RedWingsFeed, here’s a holiday classic in the making from Fox Sports Detroit: while Mark Howe’s promoting the Winter Classic, FSD found the best Wings alumnus around and made Larry “Uncle Murph” Murphy recite, “Twas the Night Before Christmas” with a Red Wings twist. Murph told Ken Daniels that it only took him five takes to get it down (and he was probably compensated...

Red Wings-Predators set-up and overnight report: a pair of back-to-back must-win games

The Detroit Red Wings will board Red Bird III and fly to Nashville this morning to prepare for tonight’s game against Nashville (8 PM EST, FSD/FS Tennessee/WXYT) hoping to accomplish more than simply earning a measure of revenge for their dreadful collapse in a 4-3 loss in Nashville eleven days ago: The Wings begin a pair of back-to-back games this week, all against Central Division...

All the Red Wings want for Christmas is, well, Christmas

Despite suggestions to the contrary, the Detroit Red Wings’ organization and players are pretty flexible in terms of accommodating requests from the NHL to engage in the kinds of promotional activities which involve playing on holidays or sloughing through particularly nasty travel schedules to give the league a TV ratings boost, but the Wings have consistently stated that there...

Smashville On The Glass - Columbus win and 2011 recap

On today's show, Mark Willoughby from The View from 111 joined Buddy and I to talk about last night's thrilling win over Columbus, young defensemen Jonathon Blum and Roman Josi, and the year of 2011 and what it has meant to the Predators. You can catch it all here...Listen to internet radio with SmashvilleOnTheGlass on Blog Talk Radio

Red Wings Christmas morning report: A wonderful fundraiser and hoping for a Lidstrom year to grow on

On Christmas morning, or what is more like when kids tend to wake mom and dad up and ask, “Can we open our presents yet?” and mom and dad say, “It’s 4 AM!” one might become a little philosophical, and the stories I’m about to present you could have been tossed off with a particularly moralistic bent, especially as a certain former teammate of this morning’s protagonist...

Detroit vs Nashville: To Catch A Predator

Lets hope that Detroit got their winning ways back from Santa over the short holiday break. The Wings dropped the last two games of their west coast road trip after barely beating the lowly Oilers when they decided to play actual hockey in the third period.Puck drop at 8 pm on FSDClick the jump for more. If you thought that stretch of games was rough, you are really going to...

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