Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 12/26/11
Photo Credit: Frederick Breedon/Getty Images Getting two goals from Valtteri Filppula and extras from Cleary and Datsyuk, the Detroit Red Wings dumped a little post-Christmas coal into Nashville’s proverbial stocking, beating up a Shea Weber-less Predators 4-1 in front of a sold out crowd. Jon Blum was able to break up the goose-egg, however it was too little too late as Detroit had goals in all three periods while Nashville has given up 19 in their previous 4 games HIGHLIGHTS: Special Teams: Powerplay – 0 for 5, 0% Penalty Kill – 2 for 2, 100% Best Play of the Game: While mass confusion pulled Pekka Rinne out to the side of the net, Valtteri Filppula was left all alone with a empty (literally) net to give Detroit a 4-0 lead 5:22 into the third period Worst Play of the Game: A bad turnover leads to Henrik Zetterberg finding Valtteri Filppula open to the left of Pekka Rinne, who tapped it in to make it a 1-0 Detroit lead 10:57 into the first period My Three Stars: #1: – Valtteri ...
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