Originally posted on Nightmare on Helm Street  |  Last updated 11/26/11

Right off the bat I would like to wish a happy birthday to Chris Osgood, and say thanks for all he has done for the Wings and the fans over the years.

Now lets get down to business. It is unclear if Jimmy Howard will be making his 15th consecutive start tonight as the the Wings host the Predators, or if Ty Conklin will get the nod. Backup goaltending seems to be the one weak spot for the Wings at the moment.

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Many Wings fans out there salivate at the prospect that Shea Weber could conceivably become a Red Wing for the right price. But why buy the bull when the cow is free, and produces the milk anyway? I'm talking about Ryan Suter, the brains behind the brawn. Stop drooling over Weber and watch this guy tonight. He puts up similar numbers but plays a better defensive game.

• Detroit is 43-21-4-7 all-time vs Nashville
• Detroit is 25-6-2-5 all-time vs Nashville on home ice
• Detroit is 17-6-2 in their last 25 Saturday games
• Detroit currently leads the NHL in shots-per-game (34.8)
• Detroit currently ranks 3rd in the NHL in shots-against-per-game (27.5)
• Detroit is T-1st in the Western Conference in goals scored on home ice (39)
• Detroit ranks 3rd in the Western Conference in goals allowed at home (22)
• Detroit ranks 2nd in the Western Conference in home ice PPG scored (11)

• Nick Lidstrom currently leads all NHL defenseman in home ice scoring (6G-7A-13P)
• Nick Lidstrom dished out his 800th career assist on 3/5/10 vs. Nashville
• Nick Lidstrom skated in his 700th career game on 10/19/00 vs. Nashville
• Jimmy Howard is currently is T-2nd in the NHL in wins (12), 5th in GAA (1.91), T-10th in SV% (.929) and is T-1st in shutouts (3)
• Pavel Datsyuk currently leads the NHL with 31 takeaways
• Nick Kronwall currently ranks 9th in the NHL with 53 blocked shots
• Henrik Zetterberg recorded his 400th career point on 3/29/09 vs. Nashville
• Drew Miller (w/ANA) scored his first career NHL goal on 10/17/07 vs. Nashville
• Johan Franzen has recorded 6G-9A-15P in his last 10 GP
• Johan Franzen is on pace to register 39G-46A-85P this season
• Justin Abdelkader played in his 100th career game on 2/9/11 vs. Nashville
• Brad Stuart skated in his 700th career game on 1/29/10 vs. Nashville
• Tomas Holmstrom is currently tied with Brendan Shanahan for 5th place all-time in Detroit team history with 115 PPG
• Tomas Holmstrom tied a Detroit team record on 2/24/07 by scoring 3 PPG in 1 game at Nashville
• Jiri Hudler recorded his first career 2-goal game on 3/14/07 vs. Nashville
• Ian White has tallied 2G-3A-5P in his last 3 GP
• Valtteri Filppula has registered 2G-5A-7P in his last 5 home games
• Ty Conklin's next win will tie him with R. Tabaracci for 165th place in NHL history (93)
• Only home ice hat trick recorded by a Detroit player vs. Nashville: Brendan Shanahan, 3/14/04


 
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