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Preds/Red Wings Match-Up To Watch

Thursday, 04.9.2009 / 12:37 PM CT / Preview
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Preds\/Red Wings Match-Up To Watch
Preds Offense vs. Chris Osgood

A lot of attention has been focused on Detroit’s goaltending this season. Future Hall of Famer Dominik Hasek retired at the end of last season, placing Chris Osgood and free agent signee Ty Conklin in the spotlight – trying to backstop the star-studded defending Stanley Cup champs.

While Osgood was the playoff hero for the Wings last year, he entered this season having played just 64 regular season games the past two seasons combined. Conklin had played 49 during the same stretch.

Last season the Red Wings led the league in goaltending with a 2.18 goals against average. This season Detroit has slipped to 21st in the league with a 2.91 goals against average. In the past Osgood has shown the ability to step up his game in the playoffs, but he’s still surrendered three-or-more goals in 11 of his 20 appearances since the All-Star Break.

With rookie netminder Pekka Rinne ranking among the NHL leaders in goals against average, save percentage, and shutouts, the Preds have had success when providing him with offensive support. When scoring at least three goals, the Preds have posted a 27-6-2 record, including a 13-1-1 mark since the All-Star Break.

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STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Wilson 11 4 7 9 11
R. Josi 11 0 8 -3 8
M. Ekholm 11 3 4 5 7
S. Weber 11 3 4 -3 7
R. Johansen 11 3 4 1 7
J. Neal 11 4 2 1 6
M. Fisher 11 4 2 1 6
R. Ellis 11 0 5 2 5
F. Forsberg 11 2 2 -8 4
C. Smith 8 1 1 2 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 6 5 0 .922 2.22
C. Hutton 0 0 0 .000 0.00