Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said he expected a long series that included overtime games prior to his team’s Western Conference opening-round series with the Nashville Predators.
Well, Red Wings’ fans are hoping Holland is right. And, they wouldn’t mind watching the Wings play late into the night if it means winning an overtime game in Game 5 of the series tonight in Nashville.
The Red Wings need to find a way to get their power play going after connecting on just 1-of-6 chances in a 3-1 Game 4 loss Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena.
The Red Wings will try to continue their strong penalty killing tonight to bring the series back home to JLA for a Game 6 Sunday.
The Red Wings were 42 of 43 in killing off penalties dating back to their last 11 games before Grosse Pointe native David Legwand scored a power play goal during the final minute Tuesday. Nashville has two power play goals in 19 attempts during the series. The Wings have four goals in 20 attempts during the four games.
The puck gets dropped at 8 p.m.