Preds vs. Wings At A Glance

Saturday, 04.5.2008 / 4:16 PM CT / Features
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Preds vs. Wings At A Glance

The Predators open the 2008 Stanley Cup playoffs with a Western Conference Quarterfinals matchup against the Detroit Red Wings. The Predators went 3-3-2 against the Red Wings during the regular season.

Here's a quick look back at the regular season series between the Preds and Wings.

Game-by-Game Results
Nov. 7 at Detroit: Red Wings 3, Predators 2 (SO)
Osgood vs. Mason (Datsyuk SO winner)     Game Highlights
A valiant third-period comeback by the Nashville Predators earned the squad a valuable point in the standings Wednesday night, though they fell to Detroit in a shootout, 3-2, at Joe Louis Arena. The Preds battled back from a 2-0 deficit in the final eight minutes of regulation getting goals from Ryan Suter and J.P. Dumont in addition to a heroic 43-save performance by goaltender Chris Mason.

Nov. 22 at Sommet Center: Predators 3, Red Wings 2
Mason vs. Hasek (Bonk GWG)    Game Highlights
A Radek Bonk power play goal at 2:22 of the third, and solid penalty killing all night lifted the Nashville Predators to a clutch, 3-2 win over the rival Detroit Red Wings in front of 14,346 at the Sommet Center on Thanksgiving night. The Predators end a stretch of eight consecutive contests against Central Division opponents with a robust 5-1-2 record, and they are now 7-1-2 in the month of November.

Dec. 10 at Sommet Center: Red Wings 2, Predators 1
Osgood vs. Ellis (Filppula GWG)    Game Highlights
Two early goals, one coming via a penalty shot, was the difference as the Nashville Predators outplayed the Detroit Red Wings in the final 40 minutes of regulation, but fell short by a 2-1 margin on Monday night at the Sommet Center. It was the first time in three games this season that the Predators had not earned a point against the top team in the National Hockey League.

Feb. 12 at Sommet Center: Predators 4, Red Wings 2
Mason vs. Osgood/Howard (Dumont GWG)     Game Highlights
The Predators scored on three of their first four shots to grab a 3-0 lead 8:49 into the game and then cruised to a 4-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night at the Sommet Center. Chris Mason was stellar in net, stopping 40 shots and limited the league's second-highest scoring team to just two power-play goals.

Mar. 9 at Detroit: Red Wings 4, Predators 3
Hasek vs. Mason (Franzen GWG)     Game Highlights
The Predators and Red Wings combined to score seven times, none five-on-five, in a special teams slug-fest as Detroit held off Nashville's furious three-goal third period come back attempt for a 4-3 win at Joe Louis Arena on Sunday afternoon. Detroit scored a five-on-three power-play goal, two five-on-four power-play goals, and a four-on-four even strength goal, while Nashville countered with two five-on-four power-play goals and a six-on-five extra-attacker score with the goalie pulled.

Mar. 15 at Detroit: Predators 3, Red Wings 1
Ellis vs. Osgood (Peverley GWG)     Game Highlights
Dan Ellis backstopped a huge defensive performance with 34 saves as the Predators limited the Red Wings high powered offense to one goal in Nashville's 3-1 win at Detroit on Saturday afternoon. The Predators got balanced offensive contributions with seven different players each recording a point.

Mar. 20 at Sommet Center: Red Wings 6, Predators 3
Ellis/Mason vs. Hasek (Franzen GWG)     Game Highlights
Alexander Radulov scored a pair of goals, including a rally-starting tally 2:17 into the third period, but Johan Franzen scored the go-ahead goal at the 7:45 mark of the third period and Dominik Hasek made several key saves down the stretch as the Red Wings held off the Predators 6-3 in an intense, physical game at Sommet Center on Thursday night.

Mar. 30 at Detroit: Red Wings 1, Predators 0 (OT)
Hasek vs. Ellis (Franzen OT goal)     Game Highlights
Dan Ellis made 35 saves as the Predators earned a key point despite suffering a 1-0 overtime loss at Detroit on Sunday afternoon. Ellis posted a shutout streak of 233:39, not only a team record, but also the longest streak in the NHL this season.

Goals by Period
1 2 3 OT Total
Predators 6 4 9 0 19
Red Wings 7 9 3 1 20

Special Teams:
Nashville - Power-Play: 4-45 (8.9%) Penalty Kill: 43-53 (81.1%)
Detroit     -  Power-Play: 10-53 (18.9%) Penalty Kill: 41-45 (91.1%)

Individual Leaders:
Martin Erat 8 gp, 4g-4a (8 pts), +4
Alexander Radulov 8 gp, 4g-3a (7 pts), +2
J.P. Dumont 8 gp, 2g-5a (7 pts), +1
Jason Arnott 8 gp, 1g-5a (6 pts), +5

Chris Mason 5 gp, 2-2-2, 2.80 GAA, .924 SV%
Dan Ellis 4 gp, 1-1-1, 1.75 GAA, .950 SV%

Johan Franzen 8 gp, 6g-2a (8 pts), -1
Pavel Datsyuk 8 gp, 3g-3a (6 pts), E
Jiri Hudler 8 gp, 2g-4a (6 pts), -1
Henrik Zetterberg 8 gp, 1g-4a (5 pts), -5

Dominik Hasek 4 gp, 3-1-0, 2.23 GAA, .913 SV%
Chris Osgood 4 gp, 2-2-0, 2.49 GAA, .912 SV% is the official Web site of the Nashville Predators and are trademarks of the Nashville Predators.  NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 Nashville Predators and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

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