Detroit came oh-so-close to tying Sunday’s Game 3 with Nashville, but came just tenths of a second shy of doing so, as the clock had expired on the second period, meaning Nashville will maintain its 2-1 lead over the Red Wings in their Western Conference quarterfinal series.
The Red Wings went to the power play late in the period and Johan Franzen appeared to score, but the clock had just barely expired before the puck went over the goal line. The fans booed loudly at the no-goal call following a review, but it was the correct call.
Detroit will start the third period with 1:49 of power play time, looking to build on the momentum gained toward the end of the second period after an absolutely putrid start to the stanza.
Kevin Klein scored early in the period to give Nashville a 2-0 lead, but Pavel Datsyuk stripped a Predators defenseman behind the net and slipped the puck in to cut the lead in half.
The Red Wings are outshooting Nashville 24-18, but that’s deceiving, as the Wings haven’t had very many quality chances until late.